‘The old office always used to feel like a library,’ Grant recalls. ‘Whereas now, when you walk into our space, there’s this energy, a sense of excitement – which is really important for a creative agency.’
Spacelab has also designed a series of ‘creative hubs’, which provide a variety of flexible environments for collaboration between different teams and spaces that are ideal for people to discuss and present ideas.
Both existing clients and potential clients often visit Iris, and so it was important that the space fully reflected this integrated and collaborative approach to work. Spacelab has carefully crafted the client journey, from the first step through the door, through the whole space, and finally culminating in the client pitch room with full panoramic views of the Thames. By maintaining the openness of the floor, clients and visitors have full visibility of the Iris teams as they walk through, and can feel the energy of what is going on around them. Iris’ brand is embedded along every step of the journey, from the reception manifestations, which have been designed in collaboration with the team, through to the digital screens and trophies throughout the floor, which display Iris’ impressive work and achievements.