McAfee, Inc.

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McAfee, Inc.


Office Design, Construction


42,000 Sq ft


Aylesbury, UK

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The brief

When global security-software supplier McAfee relocated from four separate UK premises to a single 42,000 sq ft building, it had clear operational goals. McAfee wanted to bring staff together to encourage collaboration while combining infrastructure and support services to create a vital R&D centre. In addition, the office design brief was to create an impressive visitor experience.

The solution

The key success factor for this office fit-our project was to understand and interpret the client’s aims into a design solution. These meant completely reconfiguring the ground floor and install a new reception, a meeting suite with large video-walls and a data centre viewable to visitors. Our team then mirrored the design ethos and brand identity it had recently established during the fit-out of their EMEA Headquarters in the Netherlands.

Area followed the ‘One Voice One Brand’ identity which they established at the Amsterdam Client Briefing Centre to great effect. We now have an impressive office which has enabled us to showcase our services effectively to clients.

Head of Global Real Estate, McAfee, inc.
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Project insight

Getting the infrastructure installed correctly provided the platform for this project to succeed. This included adding a new external generator and electrical substation to support more than 90 communication cabinets within the data centre. This had stringent air-conditioning requirements to ensure it provided a robust back-up solution.

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