West of England

West of England

Architect
Oktra
Location
London, UK | View Map
Project Year
2019
Category
Offices
Oliver Pohlmann

West of England

Oktra as Architects

West of England had identified inefficiencies with their current workspace as they were split across multiple floors - creating siloes within the business and holding back their innovation.

photo_credit Oliver Pohlmann
Oliver Pohlmann

In need of a revitalised work environment, West of England decided to relocate and redesign their office space to help them attract new talent and welcome in a new era for the business.

photo_credit Oliver Pohlmann
Oliver Pohlmann

West of England Insurance Services had recently undergone a rebrand and wanted their new office to represent their updated aesthetic. We collaborated with the client’s project team to understand the key messages they wanted to convey in their workspace and their commercial goals.

photo_credit Oliver Pohlmann
Oliver Pohlmann

As a leading insurance provider in the maritime industry, West of England were keen to have a nautical theme throughout the office, with model ships, meeting rooms named after famous harbours, and marketing collateral on display in the front of house waiting area.

photo_credit Oliver Pohlmann
Oliver Pohlmann

Their office has been completely modernised and new ways of working are being encouraged with the introduction of breakout furniture and a variety of informal and formal meeting settings. An open plan working floor encourages movement and interaction and is helping to improve communication across the business.

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