April 16, 2019
BW: Workplace Experts has completed the new London headquarters for GAM, an independent global asset management firm. Located at the BREEAM Excellent rated building 8 Finsbury Circus, London, the new location consolidates the business from three separate locations into one. GAM occupies four floors totalling 48,500 sq. ft in order to accommodate its London employees under one roof, further strengthening the culture and operations of the business.
GAM required an environment that would reflect the aspirations of the business, as a global leader in its field, which is evident in the specification of design and quality of the build. The ground reception incorporates a split mezzanine and a feature staircase linking the ground, mezzanine and first floor meeting room areas, actively promoting movement throughtout the space.
The level of complex finishes and intersections throughout the space required an exceptional level of coordination between all the project teams involved, to ensure detailed understanding of everyone’s objectives and the common goal to deliver a first-class facility for GAM.
The 22-week scheme also involved the application of high acoustic performance specifications across the space, which included office areas with integrated AV, a café and kitchen.
Project Manager – Knight Frank
Architect – hlw
M&E – HPF
Structural – Watermans
QS – Knight Frank