01 BLYTHE GATE IS A STAND-ALONE OFFICE BUILDING IN BLYTHE VALLEY PARK, WEST MIDLANDS AND WILL BE THE LARGEST GRADE A OFFICE BUILDING ON THE M42, WITH THE HIGH PROFILE, MODERN WORKPLACE FOCUSING UPON WELLBEING AND FANTASTIC OUTDOOR SPACE.
AHR's architecture, interior design and landscape design teams collaborated on the 53,882ft2 office building to improve the internal and external workplace experience. A new front entrance and reception area enhances the arrival experience, with use of the floorplates increasing the office's occupancy to 1:8.
The new reception area includes a large, slatted timber wall behind the reception desk, as well as a dynamic, new balustrade creating a sculptural piece visible upon arrival.
The landscape design takes full advantage of the building's prominent position within the park. This includes the creation of a striking new entrance plaza, courtyard garden with a series of 'garden rooms’, as well as a nature walk around a pond to offer a space for 'walking meetings'.