The brief

South African-based wine and spirit manufacturers, Distell, were setting up a new London headquarters to accommodate their continued growth, and tasked Area with providing a high-end, dynamic environment for their London sales team. Distell required a workplace which reflects what they do as a business, represents their brand personality, as well as incorporates stunning front-of-house facilities for client entertaining.

The solution

Having engaged with Distell 12 months prior to the start of the project, meant a good working relationship was formed with the client. This enabled us to fully understand the project brief.

Distell’s new workplace provides their new London sales team with a high-end interior environment which has been designed to create a vibrant, energetic and welcoming atmosphere. Providing sophisticated client-facing facilities, the workspace includes front-of-house amenities, a bar, and client entertainment area. Facilitating both formal and informal meetings, the area has been designed with an effective acoustic solution within the meeting rooms, a bespoke furniture selection, and feature lighting to create the right setting for entertaining clients, as well as encouraging agile working.

Lower Mortlake House, Richmond, Surrey
Sq Ft
6 weeks


"“Comments received from customers and staff alike have been fantastic and it is certainly an office environment of which we can be proud.”"


Project insight

“The creation of the multifunctional work-setting, which includes the combination of a meeting area, bar and office space, was what really made this project unique. The bar itself was made from bespoke joinery, which meant it was tailor-made to reflect Distell’s brand identity and set the tone for a memorable experience as you move through the interior.” Seniz Gokdemir, Project Designer, Area


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