Gain Capital were looking to relocate from the City of London to a Thames riverside location and in doing so wanted to change the way the staff worked by decreasing the desk based working and increasing the casual smart working with a larger amount of space given over to lounge, breakout and collaboration work / meeting spaces making the most of the river location views.
Features in Design
To meet this brief the design incorporated, mixed lower and higher floor levels, with black mesh balustrades to suit the base build warehouse style. Lower levels for carpeted lounge areas, raised plinth areas for meeting space and trading areas. The warehouse theme again continued through the Crittal style black transom glazed partitioning to Conference calling rooms. The large kitchen breakout overlooks the sun terrace above the river with a huge central bar island unit, copper lighting above suspended from industrial mesh black steel gantry. The Island side panels and rear wall of kitchen is adorned with Patina Copper feature tiles.