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The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association is a not-for-profit organisation working to raise retirement standards within the pension industry. The company recently relocated to a new office in the City of London, transitioning to a smaller space which is fully supportive of its flexible working policy. The design and build by Peldon Rose harnesses the power of collaboration and community, and the fit out achieved sustainability excellence with SKA gold.
Having worked together on PLSA’s previous office in 24 Chiswell Street, it was an opportunity for Peldon Rose and the PLSA to strengthen their relationship further, this time alongside project management firm, Arup. A four-week design development, and then four-week pricing and engineering programme, enabled Peldon Rose and the PLSA to translate the business’s needs and preferences into design, exploring all possible space plan configurations. Value engineering ensured these design ideals had economic salience.
The result of working so closely together is a truly bespoke workplace which embodies the PLSA’s brand identity and empowers its future trajectory, a real strength and offering of Peldon Rose’s SME team to clients. The finished project also replicates the project’s visuals created as part of the design process, demonstrating the wider team’s ability to precisely deliver on a client brief.
The PLSA inherited a previously fitted floorplate in Queen Elizabeth House, and so a partial demolition of the space, and then a rebuild of basic structures such as new floor finishes and a new LED lighting system was needed.
The finished design includes a significant rise in collaboration areas between the PLSA’s old location on Chiswell Street and the new workplace in the heart of the City of London, enabling colleagues to make the most of working together in the office environment. The PLSA has a hybrid working policy, so its office is a destination of company culture as much as it is an effective tool to enhance the working experience of its people.
There are subtle nods to the PLSA’s branding throughout the space to establish the business’ presence. The kitchen tiles, and an apricot and white printed manifestation on a feature wall in one of the breakout areas, both feature the rhombus shape in adherence with PLSA’s brand guidelines.
In line with a sustainable approach to design, and in keeping with the fit out’s SKA gold rating, PLSA have retained much of their original furniture. Any new design themes are anchored to these pieces, and as such the space is a homely, colourful assortment of soft pinks and apricots, blue furnishings, pale timbers, and statement lighting pendants.
The SME team at Peldon Rose see the fit out process through from conception through to project completion, handling everything from pitch to pre-construction, liaising with landlords and the license to alter process, creating a single point of contact throughout the entire process. While small to medium enterprises can be anything from startups to rapidly growing businesses, global enterprises with smaller regional teams, or well established, family-run organisations with a real family feel, our SME team remains consistent in working closely with clients to spotlight their brand individuality and create authentic, highly bespoke workplaces which are quality and future-proof.
The PLSA’s new office design at Queen Elizabeth House is now a hub of collaboration and culture, with design features that support their flexible working policy and enable room for business growth. The space is sustainability focused and people-centric; a true reflection of the PLSA’s culture and ambitions.