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London Office

1,250 m²

25 Copthall Avenue, London

Building search, evaluation and due diligence, project vision review and detailed brief taking, interior design, construction, furniture specification

Seminar reception and meeting suite, open plan working environment, quiet rooms, collaboration pods, breakout space and social hub

ISDA had significantly outgrown their space at One Bishops Square and wanted to make the move to a self-contained space with dedicated conferencing facilities to support their membership and deliver an extensive programme of seminars and events.

The right floorplate, aspect and building facilities were really important in this move –not only for the visiting delegates but more importantly the staff who often work very long hours supporting the global organisation. Through a series of collective workshops we tested ISDA’s appetite for change and aspirations for the future, developing a detailed brief to test properties across central London. High on the list of criteria was a footprint that lent it itself to creating distinct zones of public access for seminars and events and a private office environment.

The public, event space offers a highly flexible meeting, seminar and presentation space including a demountable stage. ISDA’s interesting work patterns have a large number of staff hosting lengthy teleconference and video conference events. As such we ultimately built a post COVID-19 friendly facility with a larger than typical proportion of enclosed spaces and generous space planning around the open plan areas.

A rich mix of staff amenities to support both relaxation and quiet away from the public facing areas and for ISDA as an organisation to socialise, were provided as part of the office environment.

“Ruth and her team did an outstanding job of working with our company to develop our new offices. From the very beginning right through to the end, Shaw worked with us understand the space we wanted to work in and delivered an extraordinarily useful and flexible office environment. We couldn’t be happier with the final result.
Shaw Studios did an outstanding job to give and take feedback throughout the process and ensure that the smallest details were considered and addressed. When we started the process it preceded the pandemic and we now realise we have an office that provides us the necessary flexibility to operate safely and also leverages virtual communication tools to function in a more versatile working environment. ”

Scott O’Malia