• Mackenzie Wheeler Architects - Projects - Commercial - Communications Building
  • Mackenzie Wheeler Architects - Projects - Commercial - Communications Building
  • Mackenzie Wheeler Architects - Projects - Commercial - Communications Building

Communications Building
Leicester Square, London

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Client
Linseed Asset Management

Location
Leicester Square, London

Date Completed

Contract Period
July 1997 – November 1997

Contract Sum
£1.25 million

Services Provided
Full architectural, interior and FF&E design services

The project comprised the dramatic remodelling of the reception areas of this significant headquarters building on Leicester Square to provide a highly visual and technically sophisticated sequence of spaces that reflect the profile of the media companies occupying the building.

 

The entrance lobby is soft and welcoming with organic curves of fibrous plaster and limestone, but leads to the dramatically different square space of the lift lobby, lined with backlit blue glass walls. The visitor controls both the lifts and a digital art installation, displayed on the blue glass walls, from a bronze pyramid at the centre of the space. A curving bronze wall to the staircase that links these spaces displays etched texts and hieroglyphics to illustrate the wide range of graphic communication through the ages.