A Tour of Assala Energy’s New London Office
Oil exploration and production company Assala Energy, recently moved into a new office in London, designed by workplace design firm Peldon Rose.
“After experiencing growth in the company, Assala Energy decided to relocate to a 5,800 sq ft office in The Metro Building in Hammersmith. Their serviced office space was no longer supporting their business needs, so they wanted to find their own space which would help provide the right environment for their staff. The office relocation for Assala Energy presented an opportunity to create a stronger brand presence and give their staff better facilities to encourage more connected ways of working. We used the architecture of the building to retain a chic, minimalist look. To help achieve this we left the ceilings exposed to amplify the contrast with the Crittall style glazing and create an elegant New York loft style interior. The exposed ceiling and pipework also reflects Assala Energy’s core business and was designed to reference the pipelines that they own. When devising our design for the space, we took inspiration from the branding and company name. ‘Assala’ is a local term from Gabon given to smaller, individual elephants that are known for their vitality and tenacious character. This means that they can freely move through the denser forest. This energy and vitality is reflected in the office design and the elephant logo is present in the key areas of the office which helps tie the whole space together,” says Peldon Rose
- Location: Hammersmith – London, England
- Date completed: 2018
- Size: 5,800 square feet
- Design: Peldon Rose
- Photos: Stephen Bennet