The brief was to refurbish these areas to the same standard as the other ﬂoors by giving them a modern look and feel, while the building remained in occupation. Supporting Pictet’s ambition to attract and retain highly talented individuals, the solution also needed to include exceptional staﬀ wellbeing facilities.
Before work commenced on site, a detailed phased project programme was produced to ensure disruption to day-to-day working was minimised. This also gave the stakeholders at Pictet the opportunity to ratify the programme before the project started, in turn minimising any issues that may have arisen when working in an occupied building.
Pictet’s reception and tenth ﬂoor have been completely refreshed to provide productive working areas, state-of-the-art meeting rooms as well as exceptional staﬀ facilities. Wanting to maximise views over the City, the reception was relocated from its previous hived-oﬀ location to be a prominent fixture within the ﬂoor’s main entrance.
Supporting employee wellbeing, breakout areas and coﬀee spaces have been incorporated within the working areas on the tenth ﬂoor, and a full service café has been also installed to provide restaurant quality breakfast, lunch and dinner options.
Darren Sansom, Project Director at Area commented, “It’s always a pleasure to work with companies like Pictet who really value their staﬀ. Attracting and retaining the talented people that work for Pictet is very important to them, therefore, the facilities they provide need to support and reﬂect this. The exceptional breakout areas, coﬀee points and the full-service restaurant are second to none in terms of standard and quality. In addition, the stunning reception area and meeting room amenities also oﬀer visiting clients a fantastic experience.”