By leveraging the organisations under Blenheim Chalcot, Accelerate Places is delivering a rapid roll out of spaces across England, already partially occupied so to attract an ambitious community of startups. Studio TILT designed their first two sites in Nottingham and Manchester.
Working with the shell of an existing building in the heart of Nottingham, Studio Tilt created an atmosphere across all spaces that are distinct and exciting: one knows when one enters an Accelerate Places site. The space is contemporary, flexible, practical and delivered in tight coordination with the business model created a need to develop the first floor plans that are dense and cost-effective but also dynamic and flexible.
Studio TILT produced a design for the reception, ground floor and first floor that maximised the flexibility of a relatively small space, thereby creating a sense of increased space in reception and ground floor – providing storage, formal/informal meeting spaces and a cafe. We mixed natural and other sustainable materials and combined the existing steel load-bearing framework to create a contemporary space that reflects a distinct character.