Asset performance is critical to a successful property portfolio. Improving an underperforming building can take on many forms. Motivations are diverse, from owners expanding or improving their retail offer, incorporating sustainable design principles, upgrading working floors or a combination of all three.
ISPT approached Geyer to transform underperforming public space in the Green Square North Tower development to reflect the premium brand and architecture of the building, and improve the transition between entering the building and tenanted space.
Geyer, with its interiors focus and understanding of the human response within built environments, developed a design solution that both transformed and defined the public space.
A sculptural timber element was designed to respond to the challenging existing building constraints, whilst allowing aspects to be prefabricated and easily installed, reducing consequential disruption. Its form 'unfolds' through the space to conceal a low-height service corridor in the ceiling, and heightens towards the entry to announce its presence. The café tenancy responds to the foyer space and creates an exciting visual point of interest to the building exterior.
Geyer value engineered the refurbishment to allow efficient out of hours construction, minimising disruption and impact on the building’s tenants and visitors. Sustainable design initiatives include using waterbased sealants and LED energy saving lighting.