A Tour of Gigamon’s New UK Headquarters
Gigamon, a technology company that provides intelligent traffic visibility solutions for enterprises, data centers and service providers worldwide, recently relocated to a larger UK headquarters to support their expanding European operation.
“To create a more agile work environment, whilst working within the existing framework of the building and some of the remaining partitions, zoned areas have been designed to help keep teams together and enhance collaboration. A variety of work settings including a work-lounge hub, a central touchdown locker station, a large breakout space, and bench-type seating for informal meetings, have been installed to provide sufficient facilities for Gigamon’s large mobile sales division and the various teams who use the space. Following a request for the server lab to be relocated to the reception area, one key challenge was to ensure the room was soundproof. Area Sq provided an appropriate acoustic solution to ensure the visitor experience wasn’t disrupted. Having worked with the client on two previous projects, Area Sq’s existing relationship with the client meant Gigamon were receptive to the quirky design aspects which were suggested. Gigamon’s new workplace has some fantastic new design features including Bolon flooring, bespoke joinery elements, pendant lighting, a feature ceiling, and a unique furniture solution”, says Area Sq
- Location: Reading, England
- Date completed: 2017
- Size: 4,300 square feet
- Design and fit-out: Area Sq
- Photos: Matthew Beedle