A Look Inside Crown Agents’ Modern London Office
Crown Agents, an international development company that partners with governments, aid organisations and companies in over 100 countries, recently hired workplace design firm Oktra to help them design their new offices in London.
We created a flexible working environment by incorporating shared work stations into the open plan space. We introduced agile working practices; a completely new concept to the Crown Agents team, in order to inspire collaboration. Working on this project allowed us to help Crown Agents radically shift their internal culture and reinvent their brand. High profile guests from around the globe visit their offices on a regular basis, therefore our team designed a neutral and sophisticated reception area to suit. They finished the reception signage with laser cut wood, which was the most sustainable solution to meet their corporate social responsibility and sustainability goals. The New Space The final project comprises of; a reception, private phone booths, one-to-one meeting rooms, open plan workstations and collaboration areas with two separate breakout spaces to encourage cross-departmental communication. The new space is bespoke and modern, yet embraces their company history. We achieved this through the use of old artefacts and graphics derived from Crown Agents’ documents dating back to the 1800’s. Artworks and rolling content across a large TV in the reception area showcase the work Crown Agents have completed in different parts of the world; including Africa, India, and other developing countries,” says Oktra