Workspace, communal areas inc. WC’s, auditorium, gym, terraces and ground floor design for BLOOM for HB Reavis, Farringdon.

 Real estate developer HB Reavis selected studioshaw to work on a new build commercial building in the centre of Farringdon.

The practice was selected in an Archiboo organised event at MIPIM UK, by a panel that included Kiran Pawar from HB Reavis and Simon Glynn from the City Corporation.

The building is located in EC1 ontop of Farringdon Crossrail station, a major transport hub. It comprises 10,000 sq ft of retail space at street level and approximately 125,000 sq ft of Grade A office space over seven floors.

HB Reavis initially selected studioshaw through the Archiboo competition to work on all of the external terrace spaces which comprise 13.2% of the total usable area for the building have become a key selling point for the scheme. 

In January 2018, the scope of involvement expanded to include the interior design of the building including the ground floor entrance, foyer and cafe spaces, the gym and changing rooms, lift lobbies and the auditorium.  

Once the stage 2 design work was complete, Studioshaw have had an ongoing role in monitoring the executive architect throughout the later stages of the project. The building is now on site and is due to complete in 2021.

Read about previous pitches in the Archiboo series here.