OVERVIEW
       
     
BRIEF
       
     
CHALLENGE
       
     
 ‘ align really hit the mark, creating inspiring workspaces containing light touches of design that are both aesthetic and functional. We judge our spaces by how they make people feel, think and act. The feedback from the business has been exceptional and we believe the change to how people feel about the work environment is clear. With align we have created spaces for people to focus and the increased use of the collaboration zones has driven greater interaction across business groups.’    (Client Head of Infrastructure Technology and Business Services – EMEA)
       
     
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OVERVIEW
       
     
OVERVIEW

A people-centred, smart, agile and biophilic project, comprised of 13,745 sq ft of new working, meeting, presentation and break-out space across 1.5 storeys of the City of London offices of an Australian Financial Services Group in order to meet a period of sustained growth and house three divisions of the company, totalling around 150-170 people.

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BRIEF

‘Our objective here was not to just fit-out the space in line with the rest of the building, but to use people-centred design to challenge our thinking and create a number of new inspiring spaces. We aim to create and manage high performance work environments and client spaces that are a consistent representation of our global brand and our spaces are managed to the highest possible standard, reflecting our culture and aspirations.’

(Client Head of Infrastructure Technology and Business Services – EMEA)

CHALLENGE
       
     
CHALLENGE

Challenges included working with the red feature staircase within the existing building’s strong statement core; ensuring maximum natural light whilst respecting privacy and FCA compliance; creating a multi-use area which could be combined the breakout space beyond; creating a truly effective biophilic strategy and supporting the development of agile, activity-based working practices.

 ‘ align really hit the mark, creating inspiring workspaces containing light touches of design that are both aesthetic and functional. We judge our spaces by how they make people feel, think and act. The feedback from the business has been exceptional and we believe the change to how people feel about the work environment is clear. With align we have created spaces for people to focus and the increased use of the collaboration zones has driven greater interaction across business groups.’    (Client Head of Infrastructure Technology and Business Services – EMEA)
       
     

align really hit the mark, creating inspiring workspaces containing light touches of design that are both aesthetic and functional. We judge our spaces by how they make people feel, think and act. The feedback from the business has been exceptional and we believe the change to how people feel about the work environment is clear. With align we have created spaces for people to focus and the increased use of the collaboration zones has driven greater interaction across business groups.’

(Client Head of Infrastructure Technology and Business Services – EMEA)

5-australian-financial-services-group-shaws-carpets.jpg
       
     
6-australian-financial-services-group-the-terrace.jpg
       
     
7-australian-financial-services-group-Ocee-Design.jpg
       
     
8-australian-financial-services-group-planting-strategy.jpg
       
     
9-australian-financial-services-group-booth-seats.jpg
       
     
10-australian-financial-services-group-booth-seating-tables.jpg
       
     
11--australian-financial-services-group-staircase.jpg
       
     
12-australian-financial-services-group-ALW.jpg
       
     
13-australian-financial-services-group-colour-plan.jpg