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.
Our relationship with Hutch began back in 2018 when they first entrusted us with the design and refurbishment of their newly acquired space in London’s tech hub of Shoreditch and since then we’ve never really left! Building a lasting relationship with the Hutch team we’ve now completed this second phase of their project to support their ever-growing team.
To help the Hutch team really get the most out of their new space we analysed their current space, focusing on key indicators of work patterns and cross team collaborations taking into consideration the requirements of each department and they could most effectively work together, which then helped us to formulate an intelligent space plan.
We were keen to create space that would not only be a working office but give staff a space to relax in, collaborate and inspire. With this in mind, along with break out areas and open plan kitchen space, we specifically created a well-being room to give staff a private space that isn’t a meeting room. This is important as the Hutch team continues to grow and is key to them maintaining good culture and open communication.
Working within the former warehouse building had its’ challenges in making the space acoustically sound with its’ exposed brickwork and vaulted wood beam ceilings. Suspended acoustic screens were key in solving these issues, while at the same time help to divide the space and create intimate pockets of workspace for smaller team collaboration. The screens lower reverberation and background chatter in the space and were laser cut, making them bespoke with the Hutch logo.
Pops of colours and custom graphics that AIS have developed in conjunction with the Hutch team have been applied throughout the space to create the unique Hutch style that the staff have really come to love.
Each floor features a different custom-made Hutch sign, further embedding the unique personality of the business. As the Hutch business continues to grow from strength to strength, we remain their trusted workplace design and build partner, now assisting them as they expand into Canada opening their first overseas office in Nova Scotia.