Ogilvy London 1997–2000

A deep plan (two 5,300 m² football pitch-sized floor plates) and the adhoc hard-to-navigate layout that had emerged over 10 years meant staff were less inclined to leave their desk & collaborate. After 3 months a brief was developed which suggested a switch from departmental to client-focused teams. Connectivity would be key. Two 250m² voids were cut between the floors. Construction was carried out in occupation in five phases of 2-3 months.

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  • Ogilvy
    Detail of internal stair


  • Appointment: 1997
  • Construction start: 1999
  • Completion: 2000
  • Area: 100,000ft²m2
  • Budget: £48m
  • Form of contract: Traditional
  • Client: Ogilvy & Mather Advertising Agency
  • Services Engineer: Whity Bird
  • Structural Engineer: Whity Bird
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