AXA Insurance UK Head Office for 150 headcount within 1600m2 of office space across a whole floor of the Gherkin building in the City of London
To create a 'next generation' working environment to present a forward looking organisation to investors and key customers.
Being a circular footprint, we established zones of colour, wrapping around the central core to help with orientation.
Being such an iconic building, we ensured that the interior design worked with the building architecture, rather than trying to make an individual statement.
The unique design and structural engineering of the building presented a number of technical challenges. For example, to accommodate flexing between ceiling and floor required a sliding channel at the top of all partition walls to stop glazed walls from shattering.
Having worked with AXA on a number of previous office design projects, we were able to design the office space with minimal input and guidance to achieve concept sign off.