Brand Union's UK head office at Brewhouse Yard featured as one of the tours to exemplar workspaces at the 2015 Workplace Trends conference on 15 October.
As part of WPP Group, Brand Union is a global brand agency with expertise in strategy, design, interaction, brand management and employee engagement. The agency has 500 people, across 25 offices working in every major market.
For its new London office Brand Union wanted a small agency feel but on a large scale, celebrating what they do and who they are. The building had been empty for over five years and much was done by BDG to create a design that would revitalise the space including the installation of three staircases, a new entrance and reception floor, as well as the entire reconfiguration of the working space on all floors.
The building also accommodates fellow Brand Union companies and sister WPP companies who they work closely with. The new spaces encourage mingling; fostering a culture where people work across teams and disciplines. Brand Union wanted the shared facilities for working, meeting and socialising to reflect the tone of different interactions, from informal get togethers and formal internal meetings to client-facing situations for different types of companies.
The fit-out has achieved the BREEAM Very Good rating and has won the BCO’s London & South East "Fit Out of Workplace" Award.