McKinsey & Company
When McKinsey decided that the time was right to leave its London home for the last 25 years at 1 Jermyn Street, we were delighted to be appointed to design an exceptional workplace for its 30,000 employees and clients. We are delighted that our design has won the London category at the BCO Awards 2020 for Workplace Fit Out.
The experience for McKinsey’s clients has been carefully considered to foster greater collaboration and provide a premium experience. The tenth floor arrival experience is enhanced by 360 views of London, and a neon light installation suspended in mid-air, ‘Astral Projection’, by Welsh conceptual artist, Cerith Wyn Evans.
At the base of the staircase, biophilic design principles have been applied through the creation of a glazed greenhouse filled with plants and trees to bring the outside in. This approach extends across all floors with plants included throughout the workplace.
The top two floors of the building enable McKinsey to serve its clients with greater flexibility. The, dedicated client space has been doubled, with co-working space available alongside the premium client suite, encouraging co-working and co-creation via hackathons, design workshops and sprints.
Areas within the workspace range from quiet and studious to open and energetic, and have been designed to encourage choice, allowing employees to select their optimum working environment.
Awards: BCO 2020 - Fit Out of Workplace, London (Winner)