Commonwealth Bank of Australia, EC4 London, UK
ID:SR Sheppard Robson has created a major 44,000ft² interior fit-out and workplace strategy for Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) in London. The project delivers a design that places a global financial business within its local context as well as promoting high standards of wellness throughout.
Key design features include the prominent geometric elements, such as the tessellated triangular ceiling. These take their cue from the CBA logo, which is derived from southern star constellations. ID:SR used this as starting point to create abstract shapes and patterns for CBA London that are defined by star constellations visible from the northern hemisphere. This is one example of the design creating a subtle narrative that promotes the international scope and local knowledge of CBA.
Staff areas promote a feeling of health and wellbeing, which – alongside the impressive sustainable agenda of the project – is one of the features that has allowed the project to target SKA Gold. All workstations are height-adjustable, which gives the team members choice on how to create the best environment for their specific activity. The traders also have adjustable LED lighting to create the right working environment. The floorplates has been configured to ensure privacy and discretion, whilst also providing large, open social spaces and catering facilities.
- Commonwealth Bank of Australia
- 4,100 m2