Hudson Sandler Farringdon

Leading PR consultancy Hudson Sandler approached Barr Gazetas to design the interior of their new offices in Charterhouse Square.

In Numbers

  • 4 informal working clusters
  • 40 hot desks
  • 1,000 ft2 multi-functional presentation space
  • 6 adaptable meeting rooms
  • 73 timber slats with three-dimensional company logo
  • 50 lockers
  • 3m long hub table

About Hudson Sandler

The company had just completed a major rebranding exercise and the partners wanted their new offices to reflect this change by providing exceptionally flexible, welcoming and progressive workspaces for their team. They also wanted the design to maximise the natural light and the leafy views across the Square.

The office arrivals space eschews the tradition of a reception desk and instead comprises a centralised hub with comfortable lounge seating for visitors, and an oversized bench table for hot desking and informal meals. Accessed from the hub is a large presentation space that can be adapted to suit whatever event is taking place, whether it be a boardroom presentation, a reception or screening, or an informal meeting. A large curtain creates a backdrop for a drop-down presentation screen, and when the curtain is drawn back the space is maximised.

At the opposite side of the floor plate there are five smaller meeting rooms with movable walls. Scattered around the open plan office are informal lounge clusters to encourage collaboration and informal working styles alongside traditional workstations. Throughout the furniture is light and easy to move to allow for maximum flexibility.

Hudson Sandler's new visual branding has been subtly incorporated into the spaces. The HS bird logo is picked out in relief on the three-dimensional slatted divider wall that greets visitors on arrival and is punched into acoustic screens throughout the office spaces. Brand colours are subtlety picked out in the colour palette of the joinery and furniture.