A Look Inside Mondrian’s New London Office
Investment firm Mondrian Investment Partners hired workplace design firm Peldon Rose to design their new office in London, England.
“Mondrian’s workspace is a statement to the wider working world. The company’s investment in its future at Sixty London Wall represents a commitment to delivering an exceptional workplace experience for colleagues and clients alike. Social spaces are in abundance, spread across both floors and interwoven with more traditional work-led zones.
Amenities such as the 1,800 sq ft barista bar on the ninth-floor, and a coffee point on the tenth-floor, are stand-out communal areas offering people a chance to start their day in a positive and social way. As mornings turn to afternoons and evenings and work winds down, colleagues can gather in the 10th floor retreat space, where a statement, central ‘fire pit’ extends from floor to ceiling. The base of this is built from Durat, a medium made from post-industrial recycled plastics; just as the kitchen countertops are Foresso, comprised of recycled timber. The retreat space opens onto a spectacular 6,000 sq ft outdoor terrace, which boasts a stunning vista of the City and St Paul’s Cathedral. The furniture here was carefully curated to be functional, sustainable, and robust, informed by a wind tunnel report undertaken to ensure the safety of the outdoor space given its height and expanse.
The office prioritises occupant wellbeing. Art from the company’s previous workplace is a familiar anchor for employees, and biophilia helps bring the outdoors in to deliver a bright, productive and positive environment. Individual sit–stand desks were installed to promote active work and can be controlled from a mobile app, helping to enable a seamless tech experience, and a healthier work day.
The unbeatable environment that the new space provides for Mondrian’s team is one that is also designed to be enjoyed with its clients. This was fundamental to the brief given to Peldon Rose.
Before the pandemic, the firm would go to great lengths to connect with its clients in person, and the new office is one which shows that same willingness. Featuring a dedicated client space and reception, visitors are able to make use of their own workspace, while also feeling a part of the beating heart of the organisation and its culture. Open plan designs offer clear sight lines across the space and showcase the day-to-day dynamism that keeps the firm plugged into the markets.
A vital aspect in opening up the reception area was altering the floorplate between the two floors, which meant overcoming a structural challenge for Peldon Rose. The design and build team brought this to life through an impressive staircase, which encourages people to see more of the building, and organically ‘bump into’ one another along the way. Throughout both floors, spaces have been provided to spark these coincidental meetings, which Mondrian believes fosters better collaboration.
The emphasis on integration continues beyond design too. Boardrooms have been equipped with the latest AV technology to provide a rich virtual experience. With the new space, Mondrian is able to forge employee–client relationships which involve a shared sense of community and purpose.”
- Location: London, England
- Date completed: 2023
- Size: 38,000 square feet
- Design: Peldon Rose