The Corn Exchange, 55 Mark Lane, EC3

17,600 sq ft


Client Objectives

Newline Insurance Company Limited, based in the City of London, was formed in 2006 and is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of US Corporation Odyssey Re Holdings. The Client’s brief was to reclaim and recycle as much of its existing furniture, fixtures and fittings as possible when moving from its former office in Minster Court, to a new space at The Corn Exchange, 55 Mark Lane, EC3. Interactive Space managed the design, building services and fit out team to create a new 17,600 sq ft office floor at 55 Mark Lane.

The Project

Interactive Space was appointed to design and fit out the fourth floor of 55 Mark Lane. We created an open plan desking area and some private offices for Newline’s 120 staff around the atrium, plus five smaller meeting rooms holding 8-12 people, and a communal breakout area with a living wall. A large boardroom with sliding doors, can be opened out to create an open plan ‘town hall’ area for company gatherings. Aesthetically, Interactive Space took its cue from the American dark walnut of the Client’s existing boardroom table, and referenced that in the new doors and the boardroom panelling. This is complemented by contemporary white furniture. Interactive Space acted as Project Managers and Cost Consultants, and had full design responsibilities, including Space Planning, Interior Design and M&E Engineering.