work.place.create. were appointed as consultants to design the new City of London hub office for Knight Frank. A move to a recently completed CAT A refurbished floor plate afforded the client to opportunity to completely re-think their commercial workspace design. There were a number of challenges involved in designing a small space to maximise the potential and a layout that would work for different business teams. The design was to be forward thinking and break away from the standard corporate feel of the client’s other offices. As a hub office, the space also needed to provide a temporary working place for staff when visiting the city or for meeting with clients who were based nearby.
work.place.create. were asked to create quiet working areas alongside a centralised social hub and reception space. A connection between both sides of the office needed to be maintained so that the advantage of natural daylight was not lost and teams didn’t feel cut off by internal walls. This presented a design challenge in terms of acoustics and privacy but this also helped spark innovative integrated design solutions, with a bespoke room divider screen with integrated personal lockers, acoustic panels, whiteboards and TVs. The breakout space was designed both as a functioning bar for events and as a working or informal team presentation space during the day.
What our client said about us
“We are delighted to have worked with work.place.create. for the relocation of our City office. Across their team they provided us with a superb and rarely achieved balance of creativity with pragmatism throughout the entire project. Their entire team remained absolutely committed during the project to ensure delivery on time and on budget and no issue was too large or small for them not to give a quick and considered response and solution to resolve. A job really well executed and a team that was a total pleasure to partner with.“ | Angus Goswell