The brief

Independent Franchise Partners is a specialist investment management firm, which concentrates on portfolios of exceptionally high quality companies for its institutional client base. Moving from a previous office space that the business had outgrown, Independent Franchise Partners wanted their new workspace to be comfortable, spacious, and to reflect the culture of the business. The office would have to provide ample meeting space, quiet work spaces and room for the entire company’s staff to meet casually.

Our solution

From the outset Area worked closely with the client to help align the vision of the workspace with the culture of the business. This meant as the business grew the working environment would flexibly accommodate future additional staff, and culminated in a comprehensive design incorporating a range of functional zones; including a library; private study booths; as well as a large staff tea point area for communal interaction. The interior space was designed to aesthetically reflect the business as well as utilising natural light to reinforce the spacious feel of the space. Our sister company, Sketch Studios, completed the workspace by installing a variety of furniture pieces ranging from workstations to custom-made removable tables and credenzas for meeting rooms and flexible seating within the tea point area.

10 Portman Square, London
Sq Ft
8 weeks


"We have an ideal workspace; it’s as pleasing to look at as it is comfortable. Area submitted the best fit to our design brief and their planning, budgeting and construction execution were professional and conscientious. I highly recommend them."

Partner and Chief Operating Officer, Independent Franchise Partners

Project insight

As well as creating private and communal areas for staff to work, the workplace was further augmented with the inclusion of a ‘Treadmill walk room’. This allows staff to move away from their desks and continue working whilst fitting in light exercise. Additionally, employees have the various zones of the office at their disposal to break up the routine of their day and work in a way that is most comfortable and productive for them.



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