A City within the City
Moore Kingston Smith' Appold Street home is all about people's experiences. A place that their staff and clients want to come to and where they can feel the culture and spirit of the firm.
We fully immersed ourselves into the Moore Kingston Smith world and with an in-depth understanding of their teams, we agreed on new ways of working just before the pandemic hit. Nevertheless, we navigated through covid with them, challenged our previous assumptions and together we figured out what would be the role of their new workspace.
‘Before, we were traditional; there was one desk per person, lots of storage, and a fixed way to work. We moved into a space that is much more flexible, we have effectively combined all requirements into one floor, and by doing so, we have already seen the benefits of enhanced collaborations, engagement, and knowledge transfer around the business.’ - Simon Booth, Head of Premises & Facilities. Read his full interview here.
The space looks like an extension of the Moore Kingston Smith brand and personality. Triangulated forms found in their existing brand language create dynamic and abstract gestures in their vibrant colour palette. Natural timbers and planting balance this playfulness and create a calm and inviting environment. A selection of the finishes containing recycled materials such as reclaimed ocean fishing nets were used throughout the design - The project achieves BREEAM Very Good, showing Moore Kingston Smith’s commitment to sustainability.
9 Appold street Completion: May 2022 NIA: 1,986sqm - 21,360sqft
Main contractor: Stanway M&E: Chapman Project Manager: Pulsar Building Consultancy Furniture dealer: Tsunami Axis