tp bennett completes interior design for highest office space in London

tp bennett has completed the interior design for Amlin’s relocation to new offices in the Leadenhall building, one floor of which is now billed as the highest office space in London.

Amlin now occupies levels 19 to 24, including the top floor of the building, level 45, which will be used as an events and entertainment space for clients and employees.

tp bennett was appointed by Amlin to create 100,000 sq ft of office space that would support its new business structure and reinforce its ethos to place clients at the heart of its business.

The new organisational structure required a working space that created opportunities for quick and informal contact between employees, as well as team working and collaboration, and alongside virtual communication to support global connectivity.  With an emphasis on client requirements, the new office space also needed to provide dedicated space for hosting clients.

The design also needed to reflect Amlin’s strategy of attracting and retaining the best people by providing a contemporary, inspiring and collaborative environment with a focus on wellbeing.

Richard Beastall, tp bennett Principal Director, said:

“Amlin has secured space in one of London’s most contemporary landmark buildings, which is representative of their forward thinking and progressive culture. We made sure that movement and fluidity were key elements throughout the design to encourage collaboration and face-to-face communication, which is important to Amlin and its relationship with clients and employees.

“With panoramic views across London, the level 45 suite will be a captivating entertainment space, designed to be flexible to accommodate different types and sizes event, making the very most of the skyline of the City and beyond.”

Adrian Britten, Amlin’s Global Director of Communications, said:

“Our new space has truly transformed the way we work.  tp bennett understood our business goals, creating a compelling design that reflects our brand and a fantastic physical environment which has increased communication and opened up new and exciting ways for people to collaborate.  The 45th floor is an incredible space already proving popular with our clients.”

Integrity is a core value to Amlin and tp bennett reflected this through combining a neutral colour palette with organic materials and natural finishes. This creates a warm, natural and inviting environment that harmonises with the contemporary character of the building. Timber and limestone feature heavily in the design and warm lighting is used throughout to contrast with the natural light from the glass exterior.

There is a sense of continuity across the floors with a brand-lead textured feature wall forming a backdrop to the activity on all offices, and there are no solid partitions fixed to the glass façade so the offices are continuous around the perimeter.

CBRE acted as the project manager and Savills the agent.