A Look Inside THM Partners’ New London Office
Finance firm THM Partners hired workplace design firm Oktra to design their new office in London, England.
“The office is planned into zones, separating the desk area, meeting rooms, and breakout space, allowing employees to relax away from their work setting in a dedicated social area. The meeting facilities are a combination of formal and informal space. Equipped with video conferencing technology and significant acoustic protection, this zone enables staff to collaborate effectively remotely and in-person. Traditional meeting rooms offer complete privacy while the informal meeting room resembles a lounge space and features glazed sliding doors for acoustic privacy.
The office demonstrates a new way of working through the combination of casual workspace and traditional desking with VC abilities throughout. ‘Zoom booths’ of varying size are accessed from the main desk area to allow employees to quickly take calls in privacy and collaborate with their remote colleagues or clients. Built to host two or three people, the booths feature sit-stand tables with an integrated screen allowing staff to achieve the most comfortable meeting setup. With sustainability being a key consideration, the majority of desking and chairs have been reused from their previous office, with some additional pieces to accommodate their growing headcount.
The teapoint and breakout space encourage people to come together in a relaxed, homely environment. This all-encompassing area can be used for casual working, lunch, or to host events and entertain clients. With a Sonos sound system and movable furniture, town hall meetings and large presentations can also be held here.
While THM’s branding is used sparingly, teal accent walls stand out against a simple, neutral palette to create an authentic and modern look and feel. A curved wall runs adjacent to the boardroom, mirroring the external elevation and creating an internal circulation space.
THM Partners’ new office demonstrates their openness to new ways of working and their commitment to nurturing their employees through the provision of collaborative workspace and the intention to bring people together.”
- Location: London, England
- Date completed: 2022
- Size: 5,500 square feet
- Design: Oktra
- Photos: Oliver Pohlmann