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As a leading global technology provider, Synchronoss required a new workspace that would both encapsulate and advance the ability of their permanent London team, optimising their ability to bring together a wide range of insights and expertise, while also catering to the ad-hoc needs of their travelling global team. We created a space that above all else prioritised flexibility, encouraging interaction for inspired collaborations, while remaining mobile for drop in staff.
Synchronoss is a global leader in secure, white label, mobile cloud, RCS messaging and digital solutions. Headquartered in the United States, flexibility was a key component in setting up this London office, with staff frequently visiting from their other locations across the globe, the space needed to accommodate both travelling staff and their growing London team. With this being their first space in London they wanted to create a sophisticated, and non-traditional office that would attract the next generation of technology professionals.
In translating the Synchronoss brief, we implemented a more activity based working style to their team. Driven by mobile technologies, employees can work and collaborate, ‘on-the-go’ from just about any point in the office from their phone, tablet or laptop.
The user journey guides staff through reception into the main office area, which includes a suite of meeting rooms and a refreshment area. To enable a sense of flexibility through the main work area and cater for continued expansion, the space has no barriers, created in a more open plan style to encourage continuous cross-team communication between permanent staff and creating an open culture so travelling staff feel more at ease.
Centrally located is a large kitchen area with catering facilities and kitted out with flexible, easily stored furniture, so the space can be quickly transformed into a ‘town hall’ style area for large company get-togethers.
Aesthetically the fit-out brings to life the Synchronoss brand identity through its’ use of colours, textures and geometric patterns around the office. Bespoke wall graphics and feature lighting were carefully selected for break out areas and meeting rooms to create more intimate space for better collaboration. Occasional furniture components are scattered throughout the space enabling the office landscape to be rearranged for visitors at any time.
Having worked in the building previously the AIS project management team were able to seamlessly deliver the fit-out works with the required flexibility to successfully complete the works within the given time frame and to the highest standard.