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London Insurance Company

A different point of view

London Insurance Company

Services

Design & Space Planning
Fit-out
Furniture

Sector
Finance
Size
8,500 sq ft
Programme
20 weeks

This City-based insurer approached us with a brief to transform their office in London’s ‘Cheese Grater’ building through a workplace design that would carefully consider the needs and wellbeing of its team, the building’s unique characteristics and stunning views.

Located on the 41 st floor of the iconic ‘Cheese Grater’ building, one of our main project objectives was to maximise the impact of the buildings superb London skyline views. This was achieved through intelligent design techniques such as ‘visual framing’ and ‘leading lines’.


Simon Hart,
Head of Design
Enriching
Environments
The final workplace is light and bright with sleek modern finishes that often reflect the already encompassing vista - offering 'wow factor' moments at every turn.
AIS Workplace design and fit out experts Leadenhall
AIS Workplace design and fit out experts Leadenhall
AIS Workplace design and fit out experts Leadenhall

Exploration

Our starting point was a featureless shell that offered huge opportunity, but also came with numerous and complex structural challenges. Our design team meticulously crafted an intelligent floorplan that ensured windows, views and light were maximized, while incorporating a well-equipped kitchen, several meeting rooms and breakout area.

Progressing
People
Employees rank daylight and outdoor views as the most important aspects of the office space and by maximising both of these, we have managed to improve our client's potential for talent attraction and retention.
AIS Workplace design and fit out experts Leadenhall
AIS Workplace design and fit out experts Leadenhall

Creation

We formulated a truly unique workplace design that saw the creation of a light and modern outward looking environment to give all visitors a memorable experience, whilst at the same time creating a functional office space that would attract and retain the best people in the industry. ‘Service’ areas were moved away from the perimeter glazing to ensure light penetration was maximised, the views across London framed like artworks.

AIS Workplace design and fit out experts Leadenhall
AIS Workplace design and fit out experts Leadenhall
AIS Workplace design and fit out experts Leadenhall

Realisation

A space where staff and views take centre stage. Simply moving around the office offers some of London’s finest vistas, from Saint Paul’s to Tower Bridge. In fact, there is no area in the finished layout where you can stand and not enjoy a dual-aspect view. Throughout the design there are also subtle suggestions of the company’s industrial heritage through the use of glass, concrete and steel; the reception area’s wall of 160 tessellate steel tiles proving a particularly dramatic welcome for staff and visitors alike.

AIS Workplace design and fit out experts Leadenhall
AIS Workplace design and fit out experts Leadenhall
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