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Bite-sized fit-out

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As a PR agency, Bite briefed its designer, Brinkworth, in much the same way it would be briefed itself when pitching for work. Bite 'wanted to avoid being prescriptive', to give the designers a sense of 'our brand, our people and the way we work', and for Brinkworth to 'come back with four or five possible design solutions that we can present to the group'.

On a rear site in Chiswick reached through an arch under another office building, Bite's building was formerly a transport vehicle store. It comprises a double bay pitched roof building, though only one gable end is visible as you enter the courtyard.When Brinkworth took on the job the landlord had already fully glazed this gable wall, and installed mezzanine floors and mechanical ventilation.

Brinkworth has decked half the courtyard - the rest is car parking - and added lighting, letting the lines flow through the glass wall to a dramatic, 4.5m-long, red glass reception desk. There are two meeting rooms at this front-of-house, one an enclosed room, the other behind a full height chain screen.

Through doors beyond this, most of the space is an open plan office for up to 110 people. The silver grey of the roof trusses and ventilation ducting are picked up in the metal raised floor, which is uncarpeted. It is not, however, a noisy office. There are occasional colour highlights, such as a single dark pink stanchion. At the perimeter are mezzanines housing more meeting rooms with views over the reception or office, a bespoke kitchen/snack area and a reading area with four rolling bookcases. These latter two areas can be used together for client entertainment with the bookcases rolled through a hole in a wall into an adjacent meeting room (the quiet room).

Bite has got an appropriate setting - informal, relaxed but serious about creative work.


INTERIOR DESIGNER Brinkworth MAIN CONTRACTOR Syntec Projects SUBCONTRACTORS AND SUPPLIERS bespoke joinery and furniture Bruce Tipper;

glass glass Design , bene;

external lighting iGuzzini

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