The Light Box

The Quorum business park recently revamped this former HMRC building with the aim of attracting varying-sized companies to a vibrant, spacious and comfortable space. The most striking feature is the huge glass-fronted atrium which provides a beautiful light atmosphere in the entrance.

The clients had a concept from the outset that they were struggling to realise, and all other companies had failed to find a solution until we got involved.

They wanted the entire edge of each of the 3 floors above ground level to appear as a giant light box as if you're looking through an opaque cut through a huge box full of lights.

We custom-made a 5-inch thick light panel which was hung on the face of the balcony of each floor. We spaced LED strips on a back panel (500m in total) and sourced a special light-transferring film to match the colour scheme they'd chosen. We installed these ourselves with no 3rd party contractors making this a true turnkey job from design to completion.

On the exterior of the building, we made 3 signs made up of 3D letters which are in themselves light boxes. The signs are between 3 and 5 metres long and bespoke to each wall. Again, these were designed, manufactured and installed by us.

On the ground floor reception of the building, we were also commissioned to design and create a reception desk and waiting furniture.

The construction of the atrium reveals a large amount of glass edge so as a theme in the reception furniture we used the green colour that is seen due to impurities in the glass. Our concept was to use intersecting cubist forms to tie in with the clean aesthetic of the simple white interior.

The structure of the furniture is a monochrome palette while the upholstery on the sofas is a teal colour to pop against the rest of the space.

The upright white box on the reception desk is made in Krion, a marble-like product which we can engrave from the inside which when lit has a very clean and sophisticated aesthetic. The coffee table topped with a piece of glass is designed to be as much a sculptural piece of modern art as a functional piece.