Located in the heart of Birmingham’s central business district, Bayanix won the role of Main Contractor at Somerset House for BE Offices. The brief includes a Design & Build Office Fit out across the 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th and 6th floors. A basement level gym, golf simulator room and bespoke roof terrace conclude the project.
The client was keen to hear design ideas and be seamlessly guided from concept to completion.The existing design is predominantly open-plan offices - affording no privacy or breakout areas for occupants and guests. The design concept varies between floors, with some floors hosting BE Offices tenants and others are for their Headspace brand. A different design, aesthetic and ambiance are needed to satisfy the two brands.
The Bayanix team tailored a bespoke plan to meet the flexible needs of Somerset House. Different, but complementary design concepts were created for each floor with consideration of acoustic separation and privacy. We divided the existing open-plan offices into various sized private office suites. Meeting rooms now benefit from portable walls and spacious breakout areas offer relaxation and refreshments.
Design & Key Considerations:
6th Floor Terrace
A private roof terrace in a built-up inner-city location offers both Somerset House and the city centre additional luxury and allure. An independent steel deck was added to the buildings existing steel frame. This created a suitable decked platform for the roof terrace integrated furniture, balustrading, fixed planters and pergola structure.
Basement Gym and Golf Simulator Room
The existing basement provided ample opportunity for us to design and install a fully equipped modern gymnasium. Complementary finishing touches include the golf simulator room and luxury changing rooms. Complete tanking works were undertaken to prepare the basement for habitable use. Mechanical heating, cooling and ventilation equipment conclude the design.
Bayanix refurbished Somerset House with a mixture of contemporary design, original features and business luxury – taking cues from its art deco heritage. Our design team created a bespoke technical plan that satisfied both the office tenants and their Headspace Brand. Our experienced team and robust processes kept the project timely and competitive.
“Somerset House demanded an interior as stunning as the exterior and location. The whole Bayanix team is a pleasure to work with from start to finish. You would only need to visit Somerset House to understand their superiority in this field.”