This financial services firm’s unique and bespoke approach to investment banking is reflected in the tailored design of its headquarters, situated in Fitzrovia, London’s hub of creativity. Playing into the client’s nature as ‘curators of curiosity,’ the Gensler team used subtle design elements to stimulate a sense of interest, mystery, and surprise throughout the space.
The new design of this financial workplace consolidates five floors of assigned seating into a single, amenity-rich floor of unassigned seating, to attract talent back to the office with a more connected, flexible, and dynamic experience. Work and social areas are strategically separated through careful space planning in order to ensure client confidentiality and enable focus work. To support a smooth transition into the new office, Gensler’s Strategy team also drove a robust change management plan.
The resulting space fosters new ways of working with a greater focus on employee wellbeing, including through access to a roof terrace that offers fresh air and greenery for restorative breaks. In keeping with the building’s BREEAM Excellent certification, the financial client’s office design features sustainable materials and finishes throughout.