LEO tasked Area with creating a sophisticated design solution for South Terrace. Our focus was the key executive common areas, which includes the club lounge, client breakout and refreshment areas, meeting suite, and external roof terrace.
When the UK’s National Lottery operator Camelot Group were looking to update their existing office space, they took the opportunity to review their way of working.
Wanting to further promote a positive working culture, the brief was to provide a workplace solution that supports employee wellbeing,encourages collaboration across teams, and benefitsthe business’ bottom line.
The space has been carefully designed around the theme of ‘provoking the nexus’, as well as the existing features within the new Thames Tower building, including a restaurant, sky lounge and a 4,000 sq ft rooftop terrace offering panoramic views of Reading.
Time Inc. UK, one of the largest media companies in the world, required a dynamic and quirky workplace for 600 staff, to include a multitude of work-settings that accurately reflected their well-known brand.
Following substantial business expansion, Advertising & Marketing network, McCann Worldgroup UK needed to refurbish their listed HQ building to provide inspirational collaborative space for all agencies based both in Herbrand Street and from other locations across the UK & Europe.
Following a lease expiry in their current building, specialist vessel insurance company The Shipowners’ Club relocated to The Whitechapel Building.
After providing a competitive pitch, Area was awarded the tender to relocate entertainment giant Rank Group in what is understood to be one of the largest office lettings in the Thames Valley in 2017.
The office benefits from several design characteristics which aid overall employee wellbeing including an open-plan concierge area which instantly connects staff and visitors. Through intelligent architectural zoning, the primary dining area can serve a number of functions to encourage staff to interact with each other, both on a social and work level.
Area has created a forward-thinking space to accommodate 100 office workers at specialist recruitment consultant Austin Fraser.
Gary Chandler talks about what the merger means for the business going forward.