Client Brief: 

When the Co-op Group announced its plans to build new landmark headquarters at One Angel Square in the northern quarter of Manchester City Centre; Composite Imaging were delighted to be invited by the Interior Design Manager to create bespoke artwork for the iconic building, which would communicate & reinforce the culture & values of the co-operative group. Composite Imaging has a record of delivering effective solutions, by working closely with their clients to really understand their objectives. The Co-operative is an organisation with a long & fascinating history; growing from a small Lancashire shop, established in 1844 into the worldwide movement that it is today.  As such, they now have an amazing archive facility – the co-operative college, which in collaboration with the staff, Composite Imaging used extensively in their research.  Many of the materials found in the library were amalgamated in the resulting montages that were created to reflect the brand whilst presenting the values in a very contemporary way. Composite created thirty of these large-scale wall montages for the main hub areas of each floor of the iconic glass building.

Materials Used: 

All designs were printed on best quality fire rated Vinyl non-woven backed wall coverings.

The Artwork Solution: 

The final Artwork successfully combines the history & values of the co-operative to present a very modern solution, which compliments the stunning interior of this new, sustainable, architectural gem that adds to the Manchester City skyline.”We really enjoyed working with Paulette and Jackie on the visuals,”  Kathryn Commented, “the results are stunning and add real vibrance to the interiors of the building. Paulette and Jackie completely understood the brief straight from the beginning and were able to create super visuals that enforce The Co-operatives values and in particular their commitment to Manchester and sustainability”Kathryn Mitchell, Design Manager, The Co-operative Group, Manchester. Composite are very proud of the result & the feedback received to date has been fantastic.