International law firm Walker recently hired a workplace design firm Octola To design a new office in London, England.
“To optimize confidentiality within the workplace, Walker chose a secure client arrival area separated from the main work space by an access-controlled sliding door. This self-contained guest space includes , includes a welcome area with seating and refreshments, and a meeting room with fold-out walls to facilitate meetings of various sizes.Line of sight and natural light is ensured from the main office to the arrivals area, The entrance area features glass-enclosed meeting rooms and partitions to provide customers with insight into the company and allow Walker to introduce the company while maintaining privacy in the workplace.
As staff enter the main office area, they are greeted by a striking wooden slatted branded entrance point. With upholstered seating and large tables on either side, it’s perfect for informal meetings and touchdown work. A muted color palette is used throughout the space to maintain a professional yet contemporary feel, leveraging the brand’s signature shades of blue to complement the business.
The company opted for a traditional office layout with cellular workspaces arranged around the perimeter of the building, but introduced a modern approach to the private office shared by four people. This has resulted in more diverse workspaces, including a quiet working room, two main meeting rooms, and a combination of fixed desks and casual seating areas. With the addition of breakout areas and tee points, employees can choose a space they can use to work or relax, and Wellbeing His Room caters to the needs of different staff members within the office. “
- position: London, England
- Completion date: 2022
- size: 12,500 square feet
- design: Octola
- photograph: Oliver Poleman