Confidential Real Estate Investment Management Company Offices – London

Designed as a neutral canvas in which to display the work of local creatives, this London-based confidential real estate investment management company's office looks and functions as a space akin to an art gallery.

  • Client Unnamed Company,
  • size 10,000 sqft
  • Year 2019
  • Location United Kingdom, London, England,
  • Industry Real Estate Services,
  • Oktra used bold textures and calm colors to complete the offices for a confidential real estate investment management company in London, England.

    This real estate investment management company approached us to deliver a workspace that exhibited their brand personality and company image. Their portfolio houses some of the world’s most prominent names with assets across multiple geographies and sectors, including offices, retail, residential and logistics, and they wanted their office to reflect an innovative image that would speak to their clients. The brief focused on creating a space akin to an art gallery, with an interior that could provide a neutral canvas for the curated artwork to shine.

    Our team worked in partnership with the architecture practice Design Haus Liberty to turn their design concepts into reality through a detail and build process. We applied the principles of value engineering to develop a design in line with the client’s budget, and implemented creative solutions to achieve cost-efficiency without compromising on design integrity. We formed a collaborative relationship with the client and held workshops to examine drawings and samples; an exercise to ensure the design conveyed the brand’s key messages.

    The finished space is rich in textures with a soft colour palette that allows the artwork to take centre-stage. The reception features a cascading steel wall with built in LED flat panel screens that can be used to create a tailored visitor experience in the front of house – from displaying fashion shows to retail promotions. With a modern, fresh and chic workspace, the investment managers can find more common ground with their clients and use the space as an extension of their marketing. The office is a tangible, immersive representation of their brand and their work.

    Design: Oktra
    Photography: Oliver Pohlmann