K2 Space managed the design and build process seamlessly ensuring that there was no disruption to our normal business activities and handed over a fantastic, vibrant new space that our staff love
A Longstanding Working Relationship
K2 Space’s collaboration with William Blair, a Chicago-based investment bank, has spanned more than a decade, during which K2 designed and built two European HQs in the City of London. Recently, K2 was commissioned to design and build a new office space in the Exchange Tower, Bishopsgate. The William Blair team had a clear vision for the space: high quality, elegant, and timeless offices that reflect the bank’s culture and client base. To achieve this, the design process involved close collaboration with the real estate team in Chicago, who wanted to emulate the look and feel of their US HQ.
K2 Space’s close collaboration with the real estate team in Chicago was instrumental in delivering a design that met the client’s expectations. The end result is an office space that reflects William Blair’s culture and client base, with a consistent look and feel to their US HQ.
K2 Space’s partnership with William Blair has been a long-standing one that has delivered two European HQs in the City of London and a new office space in the Exchange Tower. The use of the highest quality materials, state-of-the-art technology, and close collaboration with the client and their real estate team in Chicago has resulted in a timeless, elegant, and functional space that is consistent with the client’s brand and values.
Highest quality materials
To create an office space that was consistent with the client’s expectations, K2 Space used the highest quality materials and furniture throughout. Timber wall cladding and stone flooring were used to create an elegant and sophisticated look, while subtle colours were used to create a calming and inviting environment.
Creating the Boardroom
One of the standout features of the new office space is the impressive boardroom. The boardroom is designed to be luxurious and elegant, with a large boardroom table and high-quality chairs that exude professionalism and class. State-of-the-art audio-visual equipment was installed to ensure that meetings and presentations could be conducted seamlessly and efficiently.
The Exchange Tower office space is over 25,000 square feet and houses more than 100 investment bankers. K2 Space designed and built the office space to ensure that it was functional and stylish while providing a professional environment for the bankers to work in.