City of London, UK
At the time of our appointment as workplace consultants and designers, Ascot Underwriting had recently undergone a brand refresh and required that our design for their workplace should be a physical manifestation of this new identity
- Location City of London
- Type Fitout
- Area 2,695m² 29,000ft²
- Status Complete
- Client Ascot Underwriting
- Services Interior Design
In addition they wanted it to more strongly reflect and support their work culture which is highly professional, dynamic, inclusive and collaborative
In reception we created a full-hight, interactive replica of the colour wave that is employed as a corporate identity device on their website. This animated feature represents the dynamic nature of their business and the constant interaction between staff and their clients.
The attention to detail, plus the quality of materials that are employed sparingly but meaningfully, are integral to this brand expression.
Understated, timeless and elegant but with flashes of colour are characteristics of the interior that the business leaders felt would best communicate their corporate brand.
Through time utilisation studies and client workshops we assisted in the recalibration of space standards and occupancy standards.
On day one, workplaces were assigned on a 1:1 ratio but future adoption of an agile working model is enabled via the provision of staff lockers and a central business hub located close to reception and central support services that provides a variety of unassigned work-settings for cognitive work and collaboration.
The building and fitout are rated BREEAM ‘Excellent’.