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Arena Place

Taylor Wimpey

Colchester, Essex

Design & Fit Out Show Home Design

How we helped

A site steeped in history, this prestigious development is on the site of Britain’s only known Roman Circus and is a combination of careful restoration and new build properties, located minutes from Colchester Town Station.

We were commissioned by Taylor Wimpey to refurbish, design and install a marketing suite in the old military building. The brief was to incorporate and highlight the building’s original features whilst still offering a carefully considered customer journey.

In a first for Focus Experiential, Taylor Wimpey also commissioned us to undertake the full interior design scheme of the two-bedroom show home. The brief was to reflect the historical features of the development in a homely and inviting way.

What was achieved

The marketing suite spanned two floors of the sensitively restored military stable and offered the perfect combination of old and new. Alongside high-tech touch tablets, we designed a feature wall that housed artefacts dating back to the 2nd Century, kindly loaned to us by the Colchester Archaeological Trust.

In the show home, our interior design scheme reflected the historical features of the site by using rustic, traditional furniture with natural materials. We also incorporated quirky features like horseshoe coat hooks and picture frames with bridle style buckles to provide a subtle nod to the converted military stable.

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