• Client Watkin Jones Group

  • Type Interiors, Student Accommodation

  • Location Cardiff

Bridge Street Exchange, located in the centre of Cardiff is a mixed-use development that includes 26 storeys of student accommodation. Rio Interiors were engaged to develop the internal design strategy for the 477 bedspaces and communal areas including the feature double height reception area, multiple social spaces and work areas.

The ethos for the scheme was largely focused on capturing the contemporary metropolitan lifestyle, providing spaces that delivered as destinations in their own right. We worked closely with the architects to ensure that a cohesive design strategy was established. Looking to the external envelope for inspiration through materiality, form and colour selection ensured we were working with the fabric of the building to enhance the end user experience. One of the advantages of producing both the external and internal proposals.

The resulting mix of metal, exposed concrete, with bespoke timber joinery and a rich colour palette provides the ‘Designed just for you’ luxurious décor that the client aspired to achieve. The crisp, clean lined aesthetic maximises the building footprint and accentuates the verticality, exploiting the views across the city. The building was completed in September 2018.

See below a link to our 360 panoramic views of Bridge Street Exchange interiors,

Bridge Street Exchange Interior 360