Marubeni EUROPE Plc.

Size of Company
Marubeni are a major multinational Japanese company, employing 4,300 people. 130 staff are located at the Gresham Street office. 

Location of Company
95 Gresham Street, London EC2V 7NA.

Type of Company
Marubeni Group are a global general trading company.

Client Brief
Cityspace was appointed to re-plan Marubeni’s 40,000 sq. ft. European headquarters. 

Design Challenges & Considerations
Following on from site meetings, surveys and design reviews, Cityspace re-planned Marubeni’s entire workspace with particular focus on the social groups and business objectives of the company. The project was managed in three stages and Marubeni staffs were able to remain in occupation throughout the construction programme - with minimal disruption to the day-to-day operations. We successfully achieved this, through first gaining a comprehensive insight of department workspace criteria. We then created a ‘swing-space’ for staff while construction works progressed. The resultant project was achieved below the budget level and was delivered on time and to the agreed specification.

Key Project Achievements
In order to encourage greater collaboration, we were asked to design multi-function hubs that combined refreshment and informal meeting spaces. Our design solution incorporated bespoke ‘smoked oak’ screens, partition details and oak effect flooring. The client’s meeting room suite, open plan offices and social areas were designed to reflect a fit-for-purpose, contemporary and sophisticated design. This was combined with a warm pallet of rich colours and statement lighting from Tom Dixon to create a timeless design.

My project to relocate the HR department and Reception is now complete and the offices are looking great. The alterations have been very well incorporated, as though the work was carried out in the original fit-out. We have now had plenty of visitors through the office, all of which have been extremely complementary on both the quality and seamlessness of the changes that we have implemented. Personally, I have found it an absolute pleasure to deal with such a professional company, who have handled every aspect of the project faultlessly. We would like to express our complete satisfaction with this project, which has been carried out to a very high standard. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the whole team involved in this project, especially Andrew Seward, Steven O Malley, Anthony (Joey) Akinlolu and the lovely Shryene Yansen. We at Marubeni Europe Plc feel confident in recommending City Space Management to others, and we have already done so!
— Scott Byles | Facilities Manager