Feature Wall at Glasshouse: the Ultimate Hub for Innovative Tech Companies
A feature wall with a difference was sought after for Glasshouse, located in Cheshire. Glasshouse is a rare haven for innovative hi-tech companies that offers contemporary office space to over 200 companies. The new hub has undergone extensive interior refurbishments, which included transforming a collection of existing buildings that surround an impressive terraced, communal atrium.
The heart of the design ethos was to create a calm, warm, and inviting space that is tactile, comfortable, and functional. To achieve this, Glasshouse enlisted the expertise of Parametric Walls to create a feature wall for one of the breakout areas – The Nest.
The feature wall is situated within the wellbeing area, where it helps establish a serene environment where individuals can unwind and recharge their energy levels. The eye catching and innovative design of the feature wall made it the perfect back drop for some of the scenes shot at “Bimbal HQ” in the recent drama Fool Me Once on Netflix.
Parametric Walls was tasked with delivering a feature surface that was nothing short of breath-taking. They rose to the challenge by installing a 9 x 3 metre back-illuminated wall that featured non-repeat patterns with no visible joins. This was a challenging project, but Parametric Walls was able to prefabricate the wall, frame, and backlighting rig at their factory in Bradford, West Yorkshire.
To ensure access to the electronic equipment without compromising the design, Parametric Walls developed a new flexible backlighting system that included LED modules supplied by Applelec. The illumination sat 100mm behind the Corian solid surface, provided by CDUK. The pattern used was M|R Walls, Hive.
The results were stunning, and due to prefabrication and careful planning between Parametric Walls and the contractor – CubicWorks, the feature wall installation was swift and right the first time.
The Nest is now a space that aligns completely with the ethos of the initial designers and enhances the facilities.
Thanks to the success of this project, prefabrication and the lighting track with access now forms part of a standard option for Parametric Walls designers and clients. Ian Drinkwater, Director of Parametric Walls, says “This is another successful project that we have completed, proving the versatility and beauty of Parametric, when designers, contractors, and Parametric Walls work effectively with one another.”
The Nest at Glasshouse is now fully operational and is enjoyed by tens of companies, including specialists in software development, digital health, AI, gaming, fintech, and app development.
If you’re an interior designer or architect looking to create stunning feature walls or incorporate parametric walls into your design, Parametric Walls can help you bring your vision to life.