When Big Society Capital needed to relocate their London office, we assisted them from the incipient design stages through to setting up a larger office space just around the corner in New Fetter Lane.
Part of the brief was to create a space that stood out from their existing office, which had grown organically and no longer reflected their company identity or culture.
Big Society Capital wanted to create an environment which appealed to their staff, as well as to their diverse audiences of charities, social enterprises and investors. The challenge was to create a quirky and idiosyncratic office interior that carefully considered their budget constraints.
In order to embrace the perspectives of both investment and not for profit sectors, we created a simple design that featured a mixture of subtle, natural tones alongside strong brand colours.
These were introduced through items of furniture, feature walls and striking light fittings with a focus on the front of house experience within the waiting area. By using strong colours and feature lighting, the tea point has become a communal hub within the office that doubles up as meeting space on an ad-hoc basis.
To enable Big Society Capital to host meetings effectively, a variety of private meeting rooms and multifunctional, versatile meeting spaces have been created. Alongside this, we have minimised the transfer of noise and distractions by keeping the back and front of house separate.
In order to maintain the levels of natural light within the office space we added both solid and glazed partitions. The glazing has been finished with a design based manifestation that closely links back to Big Society Capital’s brand identity.
The end result is a carefully considered collaborative space that resonates with staff, charities, social enterprises and investors.
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