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Delivering the workplace of the future at the iconic 22 Bishopsgate
Woods Bagot led the interior design for US premium meetings, events, and workspace company, Convene. Set within one of London’s most popular commercial addresses, 22 Bishopsgate, the London Studio team was responsible for the design and delivery of over 50,000 sq ft of state-of-the-art event spaces.
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Working closely with Convene’s in-house design team, the interiors reflect Convene’s focus on amenity, hospitality and experience, where it provides its users with an elevated offer, similar to that of a 5-star hotel. Taking into consideration the uniqueness of London, the design was influenced by the concept of the ‘Modern Livery’. Like the Livery companies of the City of London, Convene provides a platform for the creators and the innovators alike.
The finished design shows a mix of traditional architecture, the history of Bishopsgate and the modern cultural influence of local contemporary street artist Ben Eine, bringing together the old and new, the clean and decorative.
Shared amenity spaces provide opportunities for chance collaboration, while the large auditorium and meeting suite creates opportunities for large or small functions and events.
With significant change in the workplace market over the last year, Convene continues to provide a one-of-a-kind premium service to its users with leading operating standards. Technology and digital capabilities, as always, have been ingrained throughout the design so that any company using one of these spaces can ensure seamless and wholly flexible ways of working.
“We had the unique opportunity of working closely with the landlord of the building to help develop a new workplace standard, contributing to the creation of a functioning building ecosystem, where Convene is fully ingrained in its offering.”