We were commissioned to provide a living plant installation as part of the expansion of a multi-occupancy workspace in Manchester. 53 King Street is one of three sites under The Offices portfolio in the city centre.
Located in the imposing former Lloyds Bank, the building has retained many of its stunning original features. Its prestigious location necessitated contemporary interior design to entice high calibre clients for hot-desking, office rental, networking and hosting events in the Business Lounge. Our brief as part of the expansion, was to provide modern plant displays throughout, that were sufficiently impressive to reflect the high specification of the surroundings.
We installed palm plants in white containers with oversized palms for a striking effect throughout the offices and meeting spaces. In the reception area, with its original tiles and imposing double doors, we placed colour-tipped Sansevierias on the desk to provide guests with a fresh, cheerful welcome.
Trough displays containing a different variety of Sanservierias were located on window sills to offer an accent colour to the white walls and window frames. Some areas of the building were lacking in natural light, so we installed high quality artificial plants in containers that matched those of the living plants, providing consistency throughout.
Our initial installation was so well received that the client has since more than doubled the size of the scheme. This includes the use of our plant displays to dress office spaces to entice new clients. It was a pleasure to be involved in this city centre expansion to create an inspiring place to work, network and hold business events.