Headquarters Relocation
40,000 SF | London

PageGroup’s move to 80 Strand, one of London’s most iconic period properties, combines three dispersed office locations into one state-of-the-art headquarters to support a connected workforce.

Guided by six experience drivers–attract, explore, network, perform, connect, and energize–the design focuses on human-centric experiences to shape a future-fit workplace built on a foundation of strong, lasting relationships.

The concept was inspired by the complex role PageGroup plays in fostering these relationships; just as a pendulum continuously swings from left to right, generating a rhythmic motion of continuous exchange between client and new talent. This concept is reflected with thoughtful intention behind the organization of people and space across the single vast floorplate.

Clients and talent are welcomed into environments characterized by a professional and vibrant atmosphere within easy reach of their arrival to the reception area. These environments offer views directly into the inner workings of the firm, as though revealing the cogs that turn behind a clock face. Employees are then able to nurture these connections while supported by a range of hybrid meeting spaces to communicate both virtually and in-person for spontaneous calls and team huddles.

This approachability extends throughout the office, with all-day social, dining, and event spaces featuring intuitive self-serve tea points and integrated touchdown seating, encouraging casual interactions and a sense of community.

A variety of comfortable work settings are offered within a series of neighborhoods that foster collaboration while supporting more focused, heads-down work. At the heart of the office is the Connect Hub, which offers a dedicated, flexible zone for working, relaxing, and networking. An extension of the work area, the comprehensive executive suite is tailored to executive and visitor needs with large offices, a boardroom, and a work lounge.

Employees effortlessly swing between these environments, continuously building relationships with each other and their external partnerships. This duality in design not only encapsulates the dynamic flow of interaction among the various stakeholders, but also demonstrates a creative approach to balancing diverse functional requirements, ensuring that both ends of the work spectrum are harmoniously integrated within one unified and authentic environment.

The look and feel combines timeless materials that honor the historic building’s original Art Deco features with an industrial edge that reflects the fun and togetherness of PageGroup’s culture.

Photography by © Jefferson Smith