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The Centro Building

Brockton Capital

Originally built as a furniture depository, the building is now home to fashion and design companies.

The Centro Building
Brockton Capital

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

Project Team

  • 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