PENSON delivered for not one, but two London based companies this time round. Located on the 6th and 7th floor of 33 Holborn St. London, Octopus Investments and Lightsource went through a full office makeover. The HQ is not fussy, cluttered or gimmicky. It’s clean, crisp and modest.
Walk out on the 6th floor and you will find an area dedicated to the sea world, with one creature in particular – an octopus. The reoccurring theme of its arms in different manifestations and other décor elements add a stamp of authenticity as well as reinforce Octopus’ brand image without being too exuberant. Walk out of the lift on the 7th floor and you’ll enter a jungle-like green and luscious space. The living wall behind the reception desk of Lightsource fantastically blurs the line between indoors and outdoors.
To ease communication and promote flexible working there are a number of informal meeting areas with a coffee bar and Pick‘N’Mix stand at the heart of the client hub. Here, clients and colleagues can meet for a quick chat over a cup of tea or grab a few fizzy cola bottles to get themselves through the last hour of the day.
Photography: David Barbour Photography