Nexus Underwriting had to relocate their office after their previous building at 150 Leadenhall Street was sold for redevelopment. They wanted to remain in the City and taking 17,000 sq ft at 52-56 Leadenhall Street provided them with an iconic address, as well as the opportunity to create an inspiring new environment.
The vision was for the office to serve as a shop window for the business, designed to allow brokers access to the underwriters directly off the street. Not only did designers Peldon Rose want to achieve a visually stunning and advanced office design, they also understood the importance of the energetic culture at Nexus, and their need for the space to be able to support and develop their industry-leading talent.
Across the two floors, the office design fully embraces Nexus’ fun, hardworking and creative ethos. It was integral that the space not only attracted brokers and business partners, the space also needed to be a highly functional, cutting-edge office space. Peldon Rose needed to create a unique design that would challenge the traditional norms of the London Insurance market and help elevate the profile of Nexus Underwriting.
One of the main features of the space is the Salto LVT flooring supplied by Quadrant. Three options were used, Light Concrete tiles throughout the reception and breakout spaces with an inset of Panga planks around the pool table, and Easter Pine planks on the stairs, 1st floor circulation areas and the light-filled cafe.