The brief

When Hewlett-Packard (HP) chose to modernise its UK & EMEA headquarters it wanted a partner able to provide a seamless design and fit-out experience over a two-year period. The goal was to re-imagine the reception area, meeting rooms and demo space in a way that expressed HP’s global status to visitors.

Our solution

A multinational giant should have its expectations not only met but frequently exceeded. To do so, our team created the Hot House, an inspiring multi-purpose brainstorming area with bright graphics and write-on glass walls. We also delivered a unique interactive space in which HP can demonstrate its devices as well as a prestigious executive meeting suite and sumptuous new catering facilities.

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2 years


"It is hard to find a company that has the vision to deliver office fit-out solutions which often exceed expectation. Area is such a company that has consistently delivered bespoke, turnkey solutions from design conception through to handover – and significantly enhanced HP’s working environment."

EMEA - Critical Infrastructure Team Lead

Project insight

Imagine Lab - We designed HP's first Imagine Lab: a high-end interactive suite in which the firm can showcase its eclectic range of electronic equipment to visitors. This facility has since become a template for the way the company showcases its products in other locations.


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