Brand Union are a global agency that specialise in strategy, design, interaction, brand management and employee engagement. With an end of lease fast approaching, the opportunity arose to take a new building in Clerkenwell that offered a variety of spaces including a ground floor double height space and a windowless basement with no access.
At the time of signing the lease, the development was part way through completion of Cat A so BDG was able to influence the final architectural solution of the space, including the significant building interventions of a central staircase to improve the vertical connectivity of the space and the opening of the ground floor slab to enable the creation of working space in the basement.
The resulting space provides The Brand Union with a working environment that is reflective of their brand with airy workspaces and exemplary shared spaces, which includes a mix of closed, enclosed and open meeting facilities. The open staircase to the basement area serves to allow light into an otherwise unusable space as well as a meeting area.