We were approached by Lloyds to be part of a team of consultants to design a new and exciting international bank at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham. We were asked to be the consultant to design a mural based on International Currency.
The team consisted of consultants to design the counters, lighting, seating, carpet etc., and preliminary layouts had been produced. The proposals were like any standard high street bank and most certainly not exciting and international, therefore in the ten days we were given to produce our mural we redesigned the bank; our design was accepted in total.
The finishes were white Pentelikon marble, Rio rosewood, stainless steel and glass, and a coloured textured ceiling with pierced slots with projecting Venini handmade glass tiles. The open discussion area had ‘Gamma’ leather chairs from Germany.
The entrance shutters were satin stainless steel, Lloyds was polished continuously onto the lathes and a large logo and name were engraved into the face.
The bank was opened by the Lloyds directors, who were highly delighted with the finish, but complained that the manager of this bank had a better office than any of the directors of Lloyds.
May we take this opportunity to thank Goodall Design for the high-quality specification and sensitive detailing of the Lloyds Bank premises at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham.
These factors together with the pleasant choice of colours and graphics contribute to a total design.
Edward D Mills & Partners
Architects for the NEC Birmingham
Concorde at the NEC, Birmingham