Incisive Media

Incisive Media

Size of Company
Incisive Media have offices in London, New York and Hong Kong. This project involved the merger and relocation of 550 staff to Haymarket House. 

Location of Company
28-29 Haymarket House, London, SW1Y 4RX.

Type of Company
Incisive Media is an award winning B2B information and events business. They specialise in financial and technology markets, providing business intelligence and access to specialist networks.

Client Brief
Cityspace have worked with Incisive Media since 2003, providing design and construction services on 11 projects. During a six year period, Incisive Media rapidly expanded from a team of 50 to over 2000 staff. Cityspace were appointed to introduce activity based workstyle for 550 people, including alternative work points for 750 staff.

Design Challenges & Considerations    
Cityspace designed and built a large bespoke refreshment counter; central to the breakout area. This prominent design feature was constructed of solid oak, with integrated LED lighting discreetly hidden to soften the overall appearance. Stylish slate grey cupboards were installed under the length of the counter, providing considerable kitchen storage. High stools with wooden legs were positioned either side of the counter. 

Flexible workspaces were essential to the overall design. Cityspace designed bespoke booths with built-in televisions for informal meetings and individually focused work. High back chairs in the collaboration areas were used for holding informal meetings and waiting clients.
Key Project Achievements
Cityspace were asked to design and build a sound proofed studio with a specialist acoustic door and viewing glass. A black rubber floor was also installed for enhanced acoustic benefits and absorption of light. 

Incisive Media were one of the first companies to adopt activity based workstyle, with a desk sharing ratio of 7 desks per 10 staff members. By changing work practices and technology, our client was able to consolidate from a 100,000 sq. ft. workspace to 42,000 sq. ft. This provided considerable savings in annual rental costs.

Cityspace have worked with Incisive Media on all our office design and fit out work for almost 15 years. This has included everything from minor office alterations to major office moves. Designing and fitting out an office is much more than just the construction and decoration of the space, it requires insight and a real understanding of the business’s objectives for culture, working practices and image as much as the budget and the quality of the finished product. Cityspace delivers on all of these for Incisive Media and continues to be an important and very reliable partner in creating the workspace that in turn delivers excellent working environments and, when needed, cultural change in the business. I don’t hesitate to recommend them to other businesses, large or small.
— Jamie Campbell-Harris | Chief Finance Officer