To create the broker area for Arch Re, we installed a glass partition with branded manifestation and another standard partition. The standard partition was an important element of the space, as it allowed us to integrate a new tea point complete with a coffee machine, splashback tiles and modern cabinetry. Additionally, we brought in herringbone flooring and hanging acoustic panels to further separate the broker area from the rest of the office.
Another key aspect of the broker area was the furniture. To enable meetings between Arch Re’s employees and clients, we introduced a four-person meeting booth and a poseur table with stools. It was important that the furniture aesthetic matched the theme of Arch’s other offices, so we worked closely with the company’s team to ensure this was the case.
Finally, we installed the new reception area, which would serve as a point entry to Arch Re’s new independent space. Again, Arch wanted a similar high-end theme to the reception at its Manchester office, so our London interior designers took this into account when developing the design. For example, the desk has a similar style to the Manchester office, but, due to space restrictions, we had to develop a bespoke design with a curved side.
Other key aspects of the reception design include stainless steel signage for a corporate look, a partition backdrop painted in Arch Re’s brand colour, and LED lighting beneath the desk to make it pop. Furthermore, the desk also had to be designed with enough leg room to ensure DDA compliance.