AXA Insurance
16,000 sq ft
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AXA Insurance

Client Background

AXA Insurance is one of the largest general insurers in the UK, offering a broad range of both commercial and personal products distributed predominantly through brokers.

AXA Group employs 216,000 employees and distributors worldwide and has major operations in Europe, North America and the Asia / Pacific area and boast over 96 million clients worldwide.

Points of note

AXA considered nine companies in connection with their office relocation to the iconic “Gherkin” building at 30 St Mary Axe and selected Maris due to their thorough proposal and past experience, having completed two smaller projects for AXA in the past.

Utilising Maris’ experience of working in the property, along with a proven track record of delivering office design and fit-out projects in tall buildings, significant efficiencies were achieved. These extended to sympathetically designing to suit the properties unique planning grid and minimising expenditure on the mechanical services.

Premises

The Gherkin, 30 St. Mary Axe, London, EC3
Size
16,000 sq ft
Timescale
10 Weeks

Scope of works

  • Bespoke joinery
  • Bespoke Reception Desk
  • Detailed design development
  • Electrical Infrastructure
  • Emergency and security systems installation
  • Feature ceilings
  • Feature glazing
  • Feature stone flooring
  • Mechanical systems modification
  • Meeting suites
  • New feature lighting
  • Sound proofing

 

“The Gherkin is a challenging building in itself in terms of access and building shape; however we were confident that this would not affect the end result for AXA. The finished office is in line with AXA’s Corporate Standards while being tailored to the unusual design of The Gherkin.”

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