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Solstice Apartments Silbury Boulevard 

Sublimating ancient tradition into contemporary design

Interior Design

Located in the very heart of Milton Keynes with an abundance of places to eat, drink and socialise, Solstice Apartments includes a 24-hour fitness area, residents lounge and co-working space, games room, roof terraces and secure parking.

Residents are welcomed by a highly polished brass reception desk, feature hanging pendants and bold signage.

With bold geometric wall panelling connecting the ground floor to the mezzanine & linking into the concept, there is space for coworking or lounging with feature joinery throughout making the mezzanine feel connected, flexible & well-considered.

This space encourages accidental meetings between its residents. Bold feature wall coverings, curated artwork, wall lights and cork-clad lifts create a warm atmosphere, and spark curiosity in this modern & progressive area that is trying to push boundaries. The downstairs gym is an active frontage onto the street attracting the eye with strong lines and brave colours.

Concepts & Moods

Although Milton Keynes is a modern city, it has deep ties to ancient sun worship. The colour palette for the interior design concept takes it’s lead from the summer solstice, giving reference to the changing hues of light that emanate from the sun throughout the day - from the fresh early morning sunrise, to the warm late evening sunsets.

In addition, the energy lines around which the urban fabric is said to have been designed influenced how the amenity spaces, with clean lines and defined zones prevalent where possible to provide an instinctively responsive interior for guests.

Grainger have thought about all the details that make life that little bit easier… it all really helps in creating a community-like building that you can enjoy living in.

Jenai a Grainger tenant
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Completed 2021
Courtesy of Grainger