Creating a collaboration base for a scaling FinTech
Hear more about Spendesk's story as we worked with them to find, design and manage their London HQ
The Spendesk Brief
Spendesk were looking for their first private London HQ to set-up their business development hub.
After working in a small, cramped serviced office that didn't suit their needs, they were searching for a grown-up space that they could make their own.
6,850 sq ft
Building & Location
20 Commercial St, Aldgate
A new home that reflects their values
The Spendesk team had rapidly outgrown their serviced office space, with a lack of phone booths and overcrowded wifi making it difficult to incentivise their teams to come in.
As bringing people together, making memories and human connection are a big part of the Spendesk culture, they needed a new space capable of facilitating that, and that they could call their own. Alongside these values, finding a new home became a priority in order to align with their own mission as a business – liberating people to do their best work.
Flexible, functional space
One of the main priorities for the Spendesk team was creating a grown-up space. While open plan is great for the moments of collaboration, they were also seeking as much focus space for those who prefer to get their head down.
Their new home needed to be flexible and functional, in order to suit the different needs across their teams. They have over 70 seats away from desks to give their employees the freedom to choose how they work. The atrium at the heartbeat of their space, for example, encompasses soft seating and the option of a standing desk for quick phone calls.
The Spendesk Story
An office worth coming in for
Spendesk wanted to create a space that offered an experience no one can have at home. Giving people the space to be productive, grow as individuals and make memories with their colleagues is what the office is all about for them.
Their new HQ has been designed to bring people together, particularly for company moments that provide those important sparks of connection for the Spendesk team. The space allows them to host weekly town halls for everyone in the business, as well as get everyone together for lunch on the long communal tables in the kitchen.