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30 Apr 2018

MoreySmith tunes up Sony Music HQ

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The double-height central spaces and dramatic decor brings a sense of visual drama to Sony Music's new London HQ

Leading design and architecture practice practice MoreySmith has completed a renovation of Sony Music’s headquarters, in a Grade-II listed art deco building in Kensington, west London.

The design is an enhancement of the practice’s 2008 workspace for the company, introduced under Rob Stringer, current CEO of Sony Music Entertainment. Now occupied by 450 employees, the 9,000sq m space has undergone a modern transformation.

The main changes include a 4m high LED panel wall on the ground floor, a bold red gateway that leads to the main reception on the third floor, reclaimed timber oorboards, a new bar at the centre of the office, plus concrete walls with engraved brass details forming an abstract soundwave pattern.

The seven-storey building’s warehouse proportions are celebrated throughout, with the third and fourth floors transformed into a space for musicians and labels including RCA, Columbia and Simon Cowell’s label, Syco.

MoreySmith founder and principal director Linda Morey- Burrows says: “Sony Music and MoreySmith have collaborated for over two decades, creating inspirational environments for some of the world’s most creative talent in the music industry.

“It’s been an incredible journey working with Sony Music to create a contemporary base for the labels and entertainment company in this beautiful heritage building.”

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