Acxiom’s newly chosen office space occupies four floors at Dominican Court, Waterloo in London. It was a cost effective alternative to having two separate offices in London. The company’s brief for the new working environment expressed a strong desire for the creation of a space that nurtures internal communication and co-operation and would be an effective team environment.
Staff wellbeing was also an important driver for the relocation project and the winning supplier for this project was tasked with installing a gym into the basement of the building, together with showers and changing facilities.
Claremont’s team sympathetically designed and refurbished the existing space to turn it into a collaborative, bright and contemporary working environment. The design scheme focused heavily on communication and team work, providing a number of breakout spaces and tea points across the first and second floors, where the main working areas are situated.
A variety of meeting rooms have been designed to accommodate both formal and informal meetings, mixing traditional meeting rooms with ones containing only soft seating for a more relaxed atmosphere.
The reception and client suite are located on the ground floor and the basement level contains internal meeting rooms, the gym and a breakout space.
To retain the original form and character of the building the services were exposed on the ceiling with co-ordinated coloured containment trays carrying them across, to conceal the wiring and pipe work.
Claremont designed a series of creative and colourful spaces, providing each floor with a different colour scheme to give a clear sense of identity.
This concept is complemented by the choice of finishes for the furniture. Acxiom’s team required a desk solution for its cellular offices that could not only be used as individual working desks, but also used as a meeting table when the office is not in use. Staverton’s unique ZD range bench desking system has therefore been installed and provides the needed flexibility for the client.
Humanscale’s task seating, the Liberty chair, has been used throughout the office and the wide range of soft seating, café furniture and ancillary products have been supplied by Orangebox, Connection and Pledge.
Claremont has created a space that supports Acxiom’s need for a working environment that embraces communication, team work and collaboration.