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A workspace to inspire music rights company, PPL

  • 10,000 sq ft
  • Soho
  • Music licensing
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PPL are the UK licensing company for recorded music, representing over 140,000 performers and recording rightsholders. Its new workplace in the heart of Soho spans 10,000 sq ft of creative office interior design. A focus on providing agile and collaborative spaces for employees, alongside musical design details that nod to the music industry, make the workplace both functional and charming.

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A boardroom within a creative office interior design, complete with floral wallpaper and a large boardroom table with green chairs
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A bank of desks in a creative office interior design, complete with grey fabric acoustic dividers and mint green painted walls
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Creative office interior design featuring a collaboration area, musical motifs, pale green painted joinery, and people working in an open plan office

Agile spaces and acoustic considerations

Floors three and four make up PPL’s working floors and are characterised by a number of different areas for private, focused, or collaborative work, depending on employees’ needs and preferences. Carefully selected fabrics and the use of furniture such as focus booths operate as permeable dividers to harmonise energy levels and optimise acoustics between different zones, an important part of the brief.

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A large breakout space in a modern office interior design, with colourful chairs, wooden herringbone flooring, and lots of natural light

Breakout areas allow creativity to flow, with comfortable sofas and whiteboards inset into acoustic glass dividers. A “collaboration spine” runs through the centre of the floorplate in a linear collection of agile and cooperative working spaces for open meetings. Character comes from punchy modulus flooring and mint green joinery ceilings and partitions. Soft upholstery and special acoustic dividers which absorb sound five times more than standard sheer curtain fabric all help integrate this higher-energy zone into an office that proves productive and functional.

Circling the collaboration spine is a belt of oak vinyl and fixed open-plan desking, placed perpendicular to windows to maximise exposure to natural light. Visual cues that resonate with PPL’s identity come from soundbars printed on walls, and other musical motifs featured throughout the space.

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A sleek meeting room with navy walls and a wooden sideboard, in a sophisticated new office interior design
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Adaptable office interior design

PPL’s office is inclusive and accessible throughout, including the kitchen on the fifth floor, where a new ramp and sinks with space for a wheelchair to pull up underneath have been installed. A large canteen area enables the company to come together to socialise, rest, collaborate, and soak up the benefits of the many windows that line the floor’s periphery, flooding the space with natural light. The use of biophilia, raw materials, and a neutral colour scheme accented with pops of colour from canteen chairs, feeds into a playful yet relaxed atmosphere.

Adjacent to the canteen area is the company boardroom. With its leaf-printed wallpaper and glass folding walls, the room has the ability to open into the canteen area to create one large space for all-company meetings, seminars or events. Foldable and moveable furniture means the space can flex day to day to fit the needs of the company.

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Individuals collaborating in an open plan office in a contemporary workplace, with breakout booths, and a colour palette of blues and greys
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A breakout area in a modern office interior design, with glass walls, blue and grey soft seating, and views of the open place office with a clean aesthetic

Sustainability accomplishments

Peldon Rose transformed PPL’s workplace while in occupation, and a lot of original features have been retained. The internal doors have been vinyl wrapped in a sophisticated black and the old desking kept. This is a waste-conscious and cost-effect design approach. Material procurement followed a similar mindset, with products carefully selected, starting from the way their raw materials are extracted, to manufacturing, transportation, and end of life. PPL now enjoy a working space that is welcoming to employees and optimised to accommodate different styles of working and work tasks.

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