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BUILT WITH:
McCANN WORLDGROUP


One of the advertising industry’s premier agencies, McCann Worldgroup
is consolidating 11 of its London based agencies and moving from Fitzrovia to 135 Bishopsgate

Project Manager:

GARDINER & THEOBALD

Architect:

GENSLER

Quantity Surveyor:

GARDINER & THEOBALD

M&E:

CUNDALL

Form of Contract:

JCT TRADITIONAL WITH DESIGN

Size:

128,000 SQ. FT

Programme Period:

PHASED

The businesses are being brought together for the first time to boost interaction and collaboration.

The new workspace also demonstrates a market leading response to their clients’ demand to integrate these different disciplines of marketing together.

A dramatic central hub designed to encourage all their people to sit and work together forms the heart of the new workspace. Bronze coloured pendant lighting is ethereally suspended from a lighting rig above three staircases. High aesthetic requirements and restrictions on point loading on the slab combined to make this a challenging installation.

Open meeting spaces are arranged on different floors around this atrium above a group presentation area at its base. The workplace has been created playfully combining secret and hidden rooms and dramatic art to help bring out imagination in the teams. Cleverly created to help individuals have both personal space and to build community, this new space maximises creativity to help brands discover their stories.

Fit-Out Facts

  • Cat A and Cat B fit out over four floors, levels 5 to 8 including terrace on level 8
  • Reception, bar area and terrace on level 8 client pitch rooms, standing scrum breakout
  • Open plan workspace, small, medium and large meetings rooms, war/project team spaces, enclosed secret war rooms with abstract art installation, tea points, pantry for free breakfasts
  • Three feature staircases
  • Winter garden and atrium