What we do
Combining our three core specialisms with cross sector experience from a world-class team, we transform businesses through the built environment and enhance the way people work.
As a leading global provider of innovative investment expertise, Allianz Global Investment needed a fresh new workplace that would embody the firm’s focus on active asset management, creating an innovative physical office space that inspired their London team.
A recent refurbishment of the core building focused upon sustainability, reaching BREEAM Excellent upon completion meant there was a new and complex M&E system to understand. Before tackling any design changes, our in-house M&E team conducted a number of in-depth surveys to ensure our design solution was both practical and achievable, influencing decision making at every stage.
In keeping with the Allianz GI active ethos, the main office reception area has been positioned in the middle of the fit-out to create a lively client experience, while also enhancing sharing between departments. Further facilitating organic interactions, additional shared facilities were also placed adjacent to the main reception including training facilities, meeting room suites and the main boardroom. Here our expert office technology team provided intelligent hardware solutions to enable seamless connectivity between each of the 28 Allianz GI global office locations.
Scattered amongst fixed workstations are collaborative desks, modular furniture items and privacy pods which create a flexible, unifying environment for concentration, brainstorming and group work to take place.
Design elements were largely based around the clients existing corporate brand guidelines and accented with feature murals and artwork of the London skyline and other prominent landmarks, giving the office its’ own a unique identity to set it apart from their other offices around the globe.
Ergonomic workstations within an open-plan office promote a more agile working environment along with a large centralised kitchen and adjacent coffee lounge. Soft leather lounge chairs and bar stools transform the space into a more relaxed atmosphere to offer staff a space to unwind away from the office floor.