A room with a couch and a bed. A room with a couch and chairs. A room with a couch and a table with a plant on it. A group of people sitting at tables in a large building. A group of people sitting at tables. A bathroom with a sink and a mirror. A room with chairs and a table. A desk and chair in a room. A long hallway with a bench.
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Standard Bank

London, United Kingdom

Having outgrown an old London office, Standard Bank relocated its 1,200 local employees to the center of UK’s financial community. In moving to 20 Gresham street, Standard sought a higher quality work environment and enhanced visibility for its renewed brand identity. Clean lines and sharp design coherently reflect the company’s core values—business-driven, efficient, service-centered and hospitable—from lobby to private offices.  Flexible office space enables expansion and contraction as needed.  While this new headquarters portrays a modern international organization, the bank’s South African heritage is subtly referenced through materials including deep woods and hand-crafted carpets, upholding the international culture of banking.