Office Luxury – Introducing Aldgate House

Aldgate House, a high-profile office building in the capital, required an aesthetic wood floor and cladding solution to enhance its ground floor lobby. Part of a wider renovation, the design brief for this luxurious project was to revitalise the entrance space and to create an inclusive yet inviting environment for office workers and guests to match its vibrant city surroundings.

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The 5,000 square foot ground floor, which should have been a social hub for interaction and collaboration, was under-utilised and lacking clear purpose, therefore the re-fit was pivotal in order to attract prospective tenants.

Havwoods End Grain from the Henley collection was specified for this project, an extremely durable choice, the engineered planks benefit from inherent natural texture and distinctive ring details which only add to the board’s unique charm. An ideal choice for a bustling lobby, the luxurious pre-finished planks can easily withstand heavy footfall, whilst creating a seamless flow across interiors.

Paired alongside terracotta tiles, pops of green and terrazzo effect surfaces, the combination of multiple earthy shades results in an interior scheme that exudes warmth, with the stunning visual appeal of the End Grain boards taking centre stage.

In addition to the floor, these stunning boards have also been used on the wall behind the reception desks, this creates an impactful feature and helps to zone the space.

The perfect complement to this contemporary design scheme, Havwoods has helped to transform Aldgate house into an innovative office space that not only looks stylish, but helps to promote social connection.


Henley Collection, End Grain – £160.95 per m2


Philip Durrant

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