The Charter Building Reception

SPACE were commissioned by Kennedy Wilson to re-invigorate the reception area of The Charter Building in Rubislaw, Aberdeen

  • Client: Kennedy Wilson
  • Year: 2018
  • Size: 250 sq. m
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Sector: Commercial
  • Scope: Interior Architecture, Interior Design, FF&E Consultancy

Having already worked successfully with Kennedy Wilson Europe on several projects across the Central Belt, SPACE were asked to re-invigorate the reception are of the former Marathon House at Hill of Rubislaw in Aberdeen. 

The building, a multi-tenanted office block of five storey`s, was rebranded as the “Charter Building” to differentiate it from the surrounding oil company offices.  The existing reception lacked impact and usability, so SPACE was tasked with re-inventing it. 

Our Approach

The new reception is a flexible space which functions as a meet-and-greet area to warmly welcome visitors, offers somewhere comfortable for people to wait, relax or work after they arrive and also holds the ability to accommodate informal meetings.  

Particular care was taken to choose a range of furniture styles; from soft seating to high tables, which act as a “touch down” space. 

The scheme incorporates elements of biophilic design, with the aim of bringing the natural environment into the interior. 

The design palette uses a combination of natural timber, Reindeer moss cladding, organic textures and fresh colours

Perceived quality was important, and a porcelain-tiled floor finish was selected to stand up to use whilst remaining attractive over a long lifespan. 

The redesign extended to reshaping the entrance canopy, creating a bespoke reception desk and re-fitting the washrooms.