Ruffer Offices – London

  • Client Ruffer LLP,
  • size 34,000 sqft
  • Year 2021
  • Location United Kingdom, London, England,
  • Industry Financial / Investments,
  • AIS was engaged by Ruffer to complete the refurbishment of their existing 34,000 square-foot offices located in London, England.

    The project took place following our successful completion of a custom designed pilot office environment based on analytics of an in-depth workplace consultancy study.

    The Ruffer team came to us to update their space following the successful results of the pilot scheme. Their space needed new ceilings and AC, this was the main catalyst of why they began seeking a new workplace design. They took the opportunity to allow us to redesign and reconfigure the space based upon the standard of the pilot study .

    We designed the space to be kept in the Ruffer style, a unique blend of modern and traditional whilst also reflecting Ruffer’s rich heritage. To showcase the company culture we created custom joinery housing their artwork and wallpaper designed from Ruffer’s graphics.

    We designed a flexible state of the art event space fit with everything the team needed to host an event. We incorporated custom-lighting, cameras, speakers and microphones to make the space flexible and easy to use. Providing the right equipment allowed for events to be ran and managed in-house.

    The design was centred around the Ruffer culture and people. The results from the pilot study became a huge driving force in the final workplace design. The study allowed an opportunity for the team to really understand what their staff need and want. The team requested space that their staff really needed. Staff feedback guided many of the design decisions such as a well being room, doctors room, phone booths etc.

    The pandemic has increased the amount of time workers spend on video calls during their working days. Ruffer’s office needed to reflect this change of working activity. As part of the project we updated all the meeting rooms to accommodate for hosting and joining video calls.

    The library is a fantastic well-used area designed to be a quiet work space or it can be booked for meetings. Additionally this multi-functional room can also act as a dining room with the large table. A secret door then leads from the library into the events space allowing it to be used as a green room.

    Design: AIS
    Photography: Tom Fallon