Office design specialist Paramount Interiors has completed the design and fit-out of the entire ground floor of Cardiff’s Capital Tower, part of Topland Group’s 165-property portfolio.

Paramount had already undertaken the refurbishment of several floors within Capital Tower and were then asked to design and fit-out the ground floor to include a coffee shop, reception area and various meeting spaces.

The brief had a strong focus on improving the mechanical and electrical aspects of the building as well as improving the aesthetics of the space.

Topland Group wanted Capital Tower to make a welcoming and professional first impression on both guests and visitors. The space was designed to be bright and inviting whilst retaining an element of professionalism. Splashes of Capital Tower’s brand colours and feature lighting in the mainly white interior created a warm ambience.

Removing the existing revolving door and side screens to install a new frontage proved a logistical challenge. A phased work programme with temporary partitions, ramps and steps meant that the building remained operational with minimum disruption.

The reforming of the entrance space allowed for additional space in the lobby thanks to a more efficient arrangement. The smaller main revolving door and speed gates helped improve the flow through the building for both staff and visitors.