Oxera decided to relocate the company’s London office to 200 Aldersgate, the ground floor entrance and coffee shop of which had recently been refurbished to a high quality standard.
The building’s 14th floor had also undergone a revamp with a new Cat A fit-out and was the perfect space for the company’s new office. Further work needed to be completed to turn the large open space with fitted cloakroom accommodation into a suitable working environment. Within Oxera’s brief, high importance was placed on a welcoming and high quality reception area to replicate the first impression visitors experience when entering the building.
Oxera preferred the design to be of a flowing curved style rather than a linear arrangement. The full requirements included a Cat B fit-out, client suite accommodation, open plan office space, hot desk area, meeting rooms and staff breakout areas.
Claremont’s design included a curved reception, leading through to the client suite. Three large meeting rooms can be opened up to form one large seminar space to seat up to 50 people, complete with a video conferencing facility. These flexible spaces are supplemented by a formal boardroom to hold twelve staff and two smaller rooms to seat six.
The open plan office area accommodates staff in clusters of four and includes a centrally placed hot desk area. The open plan space is complemented by a number of informal meeting spaces and at the rear of the space is a welcoming staff breakout area.
Together with Claremont, Oxera’s project team chose a number of different furniture manufacturer’s products for desking, and breakout and meeting room furniture. The design incorporated many bespoke joinery items, and graphic displays and finishes.