Inside International Gold Mining Corporation’s New London Office
Mineral exploration company International Gold Mining Corporation recently hired workplace design firm Oktra to design their new office in London, England.
“We recently refurbished a 5,000 sq ft office in Savoy Court, a Grade II listed premises in the heart of Westminster, for a gold mining and trading company. Our client’s existing workspace had become outdated and did not reflect the quality and prestige of their brand, and they tasked us with creating a more modern, professional environment whilst being conscious of the heritage of the building. Our design team brought the brief to life through the use of Revit design tools and communicated the proposed design to the client with photo-realistic CGIs. Listed Building Consent was also undertaken, with The City of Westminster approving in just two weeks, with no conditions, enabling us to deliver the project within the client’s desired timescale.
We worked with a heritage consultant to ensure our work was mindful of the historic architecture of the building, and preserved the original wall panelling and crown molding which lend a classic feel to this workspace. Our designers took inspiration from the nature of our client’s business and selected a timeless, earthy colour palette and carpets inspired by the texture of stone. Through the use of glazed partitions and planting to divide the desk area, we have opened up the space and allowed in ample natural daylight, while still giving employees privacy to work and separating the working floor from the client-facing front of house spaces.
The result is a sleek and sophisticated space with a design aesthetically grounded in mineral tones and materials that reflect this global company’s connection to the earth. With five private offices, open plan desking and a large board room designed for video conferencing, our client now has larger meeting facilities and more collaboration space. The modernised interior embodies our client’s brand and presents the professionalism and stability of their business. With an office they can be proud of, our client hopes to establish this location as an international touchdown workspace in London that will leave a lasting impression on visiting clients and overseas colleagues.”
- Location: London, England
- Date completed: 2021
- Size: 5,000 square feet
- Design: Oktra
- Photos: Oliver Pohlmann