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Bloom Farringdon

An isometric view of the ground floor. The bar, co-work space and winter garden is linked by a vibrant green tiled floor. The facade is a grid of narrow glazed pivot doors and windows - bringing a more human scale to the building.
Project: Bloom Farringdon

Project facts

Client: HB Reavis
Date: Due to complete 2021
Location: Farringdon, London
Size: 12,500m²

Project description

We were selected by developers HB Reavis to work on a new 135,000 sq ft commercial building in London. We won the project at an Archiboo pitch event at MIPIM UK in 2017. The brief from our client was to develop bold designs for three expansive external terraces that the building benefits from. We were subsequently appointed to work on all the common areas in the building, including a gym, bar, cafe and auditorium.

‘Bloom’ was been designed by John Robertson Architects and sits above the Elizabeth Line station at Farringdon. Our designs imagines a co-working garden with growing tables that encourage building users to spend time outdoors and grow their own vegetables. We designed pergola structures that create outdoor-rooms for meetings, exercise or relaxation.

We completely reimagined the ground floor of the building, creating an indoor/outdoor winter garden and open plan social spaces that are more like a hotel lobby than a typical corporate office.

Project images

This view shows all the areas of the building that formed our scope. These included the roof terraces, auditorium, lifts, toilets and social spaces. The building sits above the Elizabeth Line Farringdon station
An aerial sketch of the project showing heavily planted roof terraces and an active ground floor
A view of the hexagon shaped growing tables we proposed. The terraces have spectacular views over the city of London.
The rooftop bar on the 7th floor has a fine metal pergola structure with retractable canopy.
The gym and class space, located in the basement. Exposed blockwork walls are paired with timber joinery and a green curtain.
The auditorium on the first floor is an important part of the Bloom offer. Green upholstered furniture, acoustic wall panels and sprayed exposed services add colour.
The bathroom ceilings are sprayed a dark red which matches the profiled tiles in the showers. The warm tones continue with brass details and timber paneling.