Award winning revamp

The revamp of Derby City Council office by architects Corstorphine + Wright recently won the refurbished and recycled category of the British Council for Offices National Award. The project involved a major refurbishment of the 1930s building to accommodate almost four times as many employees. As part of the project, Corstorphine + Wright enhanced the interior spaces and produced all of the wayfinding and signage.

“The aim was to create some bold and striking graphics, which incorporated elements and imagery that were synonymous with Derby and its heritage,” explains Matt Hibbitt, head of graphics at the architects. “In turn, each floor had its own colour which is intended to help with wayfinding and navigation through the building. All graphics and artwork were designed by Corstorphine + Wright and the installation of feature walls and glass manifestations were carried out by Bonwyke.

Photography by Daniel Shearing.