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London Office

3,126 m2


Client briefing and strategic planning, cat a review, design concepts and detailed design, furniture specification and construction monitoring

Reception, three floors of open plan agile workspace, client meeting suite, tasting room, cellar, bar and staff cafe

As part of Asahi securing the lease on Brook House in Woking, Shaw Studios were appointed to review and inform the cat a refurbishment to ensure the building would support the operational and aspirational requirements of Asahi. A strategic brief was collated and tested against the base build specification in order to highlight any required changes to the building. This ensured an optimum building to support Asahi for the term of their lease.

The building provides three floors of predominantly open plan office space with support functions such a quiet rooms and collaboration spaces.
A fourth floor meeting suite includes flexible meeting rooms and more formal boardroom for both visitors and staff. A beer draught tech lab supports the technical product development functions.

A fifth floor cafe and bar provide social spaces for staff and visitors with the ability for events, community activities and a showcase for the Asahi brand and products.

The brief included the requirement to showcase the various brands that sit within the overall corporate Asahi Brand. Opportunities to share branding materials, both historic and current have been provided throughout the building from branding lounges that provide the flexibility to update and interchange materials to large scale graphics that represent the more historic aspect of the varying brands.

“ Stacey and her team at Shaw were on board throughout the project and quickly understood the ambition and digested the requirements of the multiple stakeholders to create an effective use of the space. Stacey and her team continued with the project to design the overall office, which is a testament to their first stage work and their highly collaborative and calm approach. The design that Shaw developed was creative, perfectly aligned to the Asahi vision and importantly the team maximised the budget efficiently without compromise on finish."
Moving office can be stressful, but with the diligent and professional approach brought by the professional team of which Shaw Studios were a key part, we completed the move smoothly, on time and on budget.”

Sam Rhodes
Marketing Director Asahi UK