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.
Working with this tech-focused confidential online banking provider to deliver their third UK office, 84,000 sq ft of space with an agenda to create an atmosphere that embodies the core business values of transparency, diversity and progression while championing community amongst a diverse staff.
We first began working with this client back in 2017 when we helped them with the design and build of their first big office in the “Silicon Roundabout.” Since then their hot coral bank cards have become a real status symbol and naturally the company has ballooned alongside this. After completing expansion works on their Cardiff office, we’ve since been working with the team on the design and build of their new UK head office.
Catering for varying working preferences their newest space includes multiple different work settings while celebrating an innovative ethos. Open plan work zones are broken up with pockets of collaboration space in a variety of different forms. Some might include a high bench style table and stools, others a round family sharing style table and chairs, and some feature a bunch of bean bags in a cosy corner allowing staff to break from their desks at any time, however it may suit them. With these flexible style furniture solutions users are encouraged to adapt to suit the needs of each person or team.
Each of their workplaces accommodate a variety of flexible work styles, and this has become inherent to creating each of their offices, providing dynamic environments for ideation.
Centrally located, there is a large lunch hall area with cooking space as well as an ample provision of additional kitchens and tea points spread throughout the three floors, creating self-sufficient neighbourhoods to allow staff to really get to know their surrounding team, encouraging socialisation and the building of relationships. Scattered throughout the rest of the office you will find prayer rooms, parenting rooms, training facilities, a hot desking library for silent work and even meditation rooms.
Located on the ground floor is a town hall style event space for up to 300 guests, with its own reception area as well as a catering kitchen and bar area for entertaining. The space has been created in keeping with the fun branding and includes a number of bespoke neon lights and wall graphics.
Working in collaboration with the clients space team we have now delivered three workspaces together, each time improving on efficiencies in construction and innovating to deliver better buildings faster.
The AIS team really listened to our needs and were really receptive to feedback, which makes for a truly collaborative and engaging experience. AIS is diligent in their approach and positive in their attitude, particularly when it comes to overcoming unforeseen challenges.