Relocating to London's Waterloo neighbourhood heralded a new direction for global experiential marketing agency George P Johnson (GPJ) and its stablemates at Project Worldwide. Proximity to clients and better access to Central London’s rich talent pool were essential pillars of the company's ambitious growth strategy and encouraged them to move from their 'spiritual home' of the past 10 years in Kingston upon Thames.
The company used this as an opportunity to reinvent their workspace, recognising its potential as a powerful employer branding tool and driver of productivity, creative thinking, collaboration, and a healthy company culture. The introduction of agile working has been supported by a diverse range of worksettings including open-plan spaces, meeting rooms, breakout spaces, cafe and social areas, lockers, a large multipurpose reception area, and ‘The Lab’.
EC4 workstations and tables - KI's EC4 workstations and tables with their solid oak legs were the perfect fit for the scheme which draws heavily from biophilic design concepts. EC4 workstations and tables can be found throughout the two floors of the office – the open-plan workspaces, meeting tables in the 'Orangery' and in the conference rooms. The open plan desking and large conference tables are constructed with a robust steel cantilevered support for the worktops, creating a clear under-desk space to facilitate the easy movement essential to collaborative working.
James Megson, Managing Director, GPJ
We have created a progressive, future-fit workspace for our teams and clients to flourish. Our new home is a place where we can welcome current and future clients with pride. It was really important to make sure every detail of the space, including its furniture and fittings contributed to our overall vision. KI’s EC4 workstations and tables really stood out for us for their strength and an elegance that looks more like a dining table than a traditional corporate office desk. KI went above and beyond to help us bring our ambitions to life through mock-ups and product demonstrations, helping us visualise how our office could look with some of our concepts.
Date - May 2018
Size of project - 2 floors, 15,000 sqft
Project Partners - JAC Group, Architecture00, Studio Weave
Website - www.gpj.co.uk