Cat B Fit Out for Walter Lilly | Oktra Case Study
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  • Walter Lilly

    London CR0 / Construction / 6,600 sq ft / 15 weeks

  • Elevating the workplace experience

    We were appointed to deliver Walter Lilly’s workspace at Mosaic East as we had recently completed Cat A fit outs on four other floors of the building. As pre-existing tenants in the building, Walter Lilly took the opportunity to relocate from the first to the fifth floor of the building to elevate their workspace. The scheme is designed to be a modern and efficient workspace that exemplifies quality and embodies Walter Lilly’s brand identity, representing the firm’s progress as they celebrate their 100-year anniversary.

  • Embracing openness

    The brief was to transform a previously cellular office layout into a more open and collaborative environment. The new design consolidates open-plan desking on one side of the floor, creating a working lounge, while the other side features a large, multifunctional breakout area. This space includes a bigger kitchen with ample tables and booths to facilitate hands-on meetings and social interaction. An increase in social spaces aims to enhance employee wellbeing and promote a positive work culture.

  • Building for the future

    Having already refurbished Mosaic East to high environmental standards, we continued this approach with the Cat A and Cat B fit outs for Walter Lilly’s office. We installed hybrid HVAC systems that use water instead of gas, providing a sustainable heating and cooling solution. Additionally, we reused furniture from their previous space to reduce waste and the carbon footprint of the project.

  • “Oktra’s design service was first-class, and the office space that has been created is modern, bright, and flexible. The open plan areas encourage an environment of collaboration and teamwork. The multitude of different meeting rooms are in constant use, and the breakout area offers a great place to relax during breaks. We have definitely seen a rise in the number of employees now wishing to work from the office rather than home.”

    Walter Lilly

    Duncan Beach, Commercial Director

  • Fostering connection

    Walter Lilly’s previous workspace was segmented with partitions, limiting interaction and collaboration among staff. The new design removed these barriers, fostering a more open and connected environment. We created flexible work settings, including call rooms, collaboration spaces, and focus areas, to support various work styles. By adopting a hot-desking system, the space allows employees to choose where they work, fostering a more dynamic and collaborative work environment.

  • Celebrating brand identity

    The new work environment space embodies Walter Lilly’s brand through high-quality finishes and an understated colour palette. A standout feature is the timber-slatted wall at the lift entrance, which showcases a backlit crest of the Walter Lilly logo, making a striking first impression on visitors.

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