A Tour of Walkers’ New London Office

A Tour of Walkers’ New London Office

  • Array Michal

  • 10 months ago

International law firm Walkers recently hired workplace design firm Oktra to design their new office in London, England.

“To optimise confidentiality within their workplace, Walkers opted for a secure client arrival area that is separated from the main workspace with access-controlled sliding doors. This self-contained guest space includes a welcome area with seating and refreshments, and a boardroom fit with a folding wall to facilitate various meeting sizes. Sightlines and natural light are maintained from the main office through to the arrival area, with glass-fronted meeting rooms and partitions in the entrance area giving clients an insight into the company and allowing Walkers to showcase their firm whilst preserving workplace privacy.

As staff enter the main office area, they are greeted by an impressive timber-slatted, branded entrance point with upholstered seating and a large table on either side, perfect for informal meetings and touchdown work. A muted colour palette is utilised throughout the space to maintain a professional yet contemporary feel that complements their business, making use of their brand’s signature shade of blue.

Whilst the firm opted for a traditional office layout with cellular workspace lining the perimeter of the building, we introduced a modern approach towards the private offices which were to be shared by four. This made way for a greater variety of workspaces such as quiet working rooms, two main meeting rooms, and a combination of fixed desks and informal seating areas. Supplemented by a breakout area and teapoint, employees have a choice of space to use for work or relaxation, whilst a wellbeing room caters to different staff needs within the office.”

  • Location: London, England
  • Date completed: 2022
  • Size: 12,500 square feet
  • Design: Oktra
  • Photos: Oliver Pohlmann
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Lobby
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Lobby
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Meeting space
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Breakout space / Meeting space
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Communal space
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Meeting room
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Meeting room / Breakout space
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Collaborative space
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Workstations