The Centro BuildingBrockton Capital
Originally built as a furniture depository, the building is now home to fashion and design companies.
The Centro Building
Piercy&Company was commissioned to redesign the tired entrance and streetscape of a prominent Victorian red brick warehouse in Camden. Originally built as a furniture depository, The Centro Building is now home to the offices of a number of fashion and design companies.
Weaving influences from the building's heritage in the furniture trade with its light industrial aesthetic, the reception design is based on a palette of profiled black timber, patinated steel, a calming terrazzo floor, felt lined alcoves and a birch ply coffered ceiling to create a richly detailed yet peaceful space. Within the felt lined alcove a long oak and leather banquette blends into a recessed coffee point creating a comfortable space to wait or work, animating the reception space.
To give the building a stronger identity and clarity at street level a new glazed steel canopy was installed above the entrance to the redesigned reception. This intervention was complemented with high signage around the building, helping to give the building a clearer identity in keeping with the existing building.
- Brockton Capital
- Camden, London
- Completed 2017
- Heyne Tillet Steel, Structural Engineer
- Benchmark, Specialist joinery and reception desk
- GDM, Services Engineer
- DP9, Planning Consultant
- SR Building Services Ltd, Main Contractor
- Signbox, External Signage
- Art Engineering, Canopy fabrication
- Studio Small, Poster Design
- Jack Hobhouse, Photographer