1 Royal Exchange, EC3V

15,000 sq ft


Client Objectives

NTT had a number of issues with the floor: The meeting suite did not meet the business’ high demand and did not work with the collaborative and diverse culture that defines the business. Consequently, our brief was to create a bright, collaborative, hot-desking driven office to replace the 10-year-old design. NTT decided to focus on the company’s Japanese roots. Going through an aggressive expansion and technology development overseas, NTT has become a global IT innovator and that is the look our designers achieved with the new scheme.

The Project

The refurbishment was done in 3 phases with the Client in occupation throughout. The priority was to ensure the works were undertaken with minimal interruption to the business’ day-to-day operations. The new reception is open and bright with its high ceiling, modern reception desk, hand-picked bright coloured furniture and Japanese screens. These are highlighted by individually installed pebbles, which give the space just the right amount of the Japanese influence without losing the modern London identity. From low to high tables and booths to poppy stools and standing meeting rooms, we are proud to say that the mission is complete: the look, feel and openness of the new collaborative multifunctional space meets NTT’s vision and culture brilliantly.