Confidential Financial Client


Family Room in Office Workspace photographed by James Robinson

Mayfair, London

Size (sq ft)
Strategy, Design and Delivery

Interpreting the striking remnants of the part-Victorian building to create a unified and distinctive environment to welcome both the business’ private clients and staff.

With the end of their lease approaching, the business was keen to move to a new environment which would be beneficial to their team spirit as well as improve collaboration and cohesion. In their previous office – a converted townhouse – the business had struggled with a highly cellularised environment with teams divided across different floors.

The search for a single floorplate in Mayfair led to a modern office block which had recently been refurbished. Capable of accommodating their entire team and with access to a private patio, the floorplate had also the unusual characteristic of including a Grade 2 listed Victorian room, with ornate plasterwork and marble-clad walls. This room would form the inspiration behind the overall design for the new office.

To avoid directly replicating Victorian architecture while creating a softer, layered look, the colours of the various marbles and small architectural features carry through across the floor. This adds a touch of historical character and gives the office a unified aesthetic. Respecting a key project driver to give equal importance to staff and clients, in line with the business’ family-oriented nature, this emphasises the absence of spatial hierarchy, connecting the client-facing rooms seamlessly with the workspace.

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We are very proud of our new space and the project was an absolute delight – we had lots of fun along the way. I would be happy to act as reference for Savills Workplace & Design should the need ever arise.

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Roelof Botha​​​​

Managing Director

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