TwentyFour Asset Management are specialists in fixed income, headquartered in the City of London and now a boutique of the Swiss based Vontobel Group. Since their inception in 2008, they have built an enviable reputation for performance, expertise and innovation in their chosen sector. All of their people, resources and experience are dedicated to this one asset class, without any distractions.
This office is the next chapter in the already successful story of TwentyFour Asset Management and we are honoured to be a part of that journey. The main principal of the new design is to make use of the abundance of the natural light that floods into the newly completed 8th floor, emphasising the views. Upon entry we wanted to make the space to feel welcoming, inviting and warm. The reception area is an internal area, but feels professional and transparent, after being greeted at reception you are naturally led to turn left towards a welcoming waiting area.
The layout naturally allows visitors to walk towards the views on the exterior of the building. The main meeting rooms, which are able to be opened into one larger room both overlook Monument Square. Other meeting rooms are attached to the core along with supporting rooms such as the post room, coat storage, Client tea point to serve visitors and two phone booths that visitors can use to make private calls. The rest of the space is designed to give staff the best light and views so we have clustered all of the meeting rooms and storage rooms to the centre of the space, all with glass fronts to allow light in. We implemented dropped acoustic to break up the large ceiling area and define the desk areas.
The breakout area is often defined or referred to as the “hub of the business”. Therefore we have tried to design the breakout area with a level of domesticity to it and the dwell time will help to promote a sense of community. We have also designed the breakout area to back on to a fully functioning commercial kitchen. The breakout area also benefits from full-height windows, so is bathed in light. The furniture we have chosen isn’t fixed, so can quite easily be moved, and along with a drop-down projector the space can be converted to an all-hands space.