Scott Brownrigg Interior Design completes Arthur J Gallagher fit-out at Walbrook Building
Scott Brownrigg Interior Design has completed one of London’s most prestigious fit out projects for the new offices of international insurance giant Arthur J. Gallagher (AJG).
Located within the Foster-designed Walbrook Building on Cannon Street, London, AJG is the first major tenant to move in, leasing approximately 60,000 sq ft on the ground and 7th floor to consolidate 640 staff from three separate locations. Scott Brownrigg won the project in a design competition in July 2012.
The challenge for the design team was how to bring life and functional use to the existing, very deep plan ground floor space, which had minimal natural light, and how to create an inspirational design on the unusually shaped 7th floor with its curved and sloping façade. The winning design was inspired by the two magnificent atria spaces, described by Ken Giannini, Director of Interiors, as “Oculus shapes”.
The project’s lead Senior Designer Renata Sa designed the space on the ground floor to incorporate a special Oculus shaped meeting room, broker's lounge and coffee bar for informal business meetings between brokers and underwriters, as well as a selection of enclosed meeting rooms.
David Ross, international CEO of Arthur J. Gallagher, praised the new office: “The clever, innovative and inspirational interior spaces are now a match for the dramatic and striking exterior of the building; together they combine to create a superb first impression for clients, guests and staff alike and make it an invigorating place to do business. The radiating 7th floor open plan desks foster a true trading room-style environment for our brokers and the Oculus room is simply spectacular; one of a kind.”