Kleinwort Benson’s merger acquisition with RHJI was the dominating factor in the move of their HQ to the prestigious W1 postcode. Coupled with the premises grade II listing this project dealt its fair share of challenges. The recent merger also constrained the budget of the project which although was workable remained a key factor in the decision process. The building's location in the heart of a high security area also induced logistical challenges.

Location: St. George Street, London W1S

Occupants: 370 people

Value: Undisclosed

Architect: HLW

Scope: Workstations, Accessories, Storage

Brands: Dynamobel, Bisley, Humanscale, DPG

Kleinwort Benson- Spacecraft Furniture

Challenge

Kleinwort Benson’s merger acquisition with RHJI was the dominating factor in the move of their HQ to the prestigious W1 postcode. Coupled with the premises grade II listing this project dealt its fair share of challenges. The recent merger also constrained the budget of the project which although was workable remained a key factor in the decision process. The building's location in the heart of a high security area also induced logistical challenges.

Solution

Dynamobels’ Tec desking system provided the aesthetic and flexibility that both HLW and Kleinwort Benson strived to achieve. Clean banks of white desking with frosted screens created a bold yet rich workspace accented with blacks and greys from the rest of the scheme. The various different types of storage maintained a harmonious eye level throughout the four floors of the building accommodating the various needs of the company and its different departments. Exec and client facing areas where highlighted in the colour scheme which we suited throughout in the various different systems. Finally the desk mounted accessories and storage allowed the users to effectively and ergonomically work at their desks and specifications adapted to the various needs of each department.

Outcome

A modern, clean space which echoed the high‐status of the private bank and the landmark building. The flexibility of the product has rewarded the company with changes already being required to accommodate the rapidly changing business. A simple yet elegant example of how Spacecraft can deliver a unique efficient working environment without excessive budget.

Kleinwort Benson- Spacecraft Furniture