New offices for Tata Communications on the bank of the Thames

Saracen Interiors designed and delivered a full fit out for the new offices of this global network services provider at Vintners Place on the north bank of the River Thames by Southwark. The design, reflecting Tata Communications’ vision of a mobile, flexible working environment that encourages innovation through collaboration, is now expected to be rolled out globally.

“Saracen worked in challenging circumstances as there are certain logistics to consider when carrying out any alterations to a historic building of such prestige in this location. The team designed according to what it had absorbed from us during the early stages to deliver outstanding results that best promote our brand while fulfilling the needs of our staff. We look forward to working with them closely again in the future as a trusted partner.” – Kathryn Partridge, vice president of brand and corporate communications at Tata Communications

The turnkey project comprised the full fit out of the South East wing on the second floor of the building. Work to the reception area included a combination of exceptionally high quality walnut, graphite and stone finishes. A bespoke feature desk of graphite and stainless steel was installed along with elevated ceiling sections with uplighters, an integrated media wall and natural stone porcelain floor tiles with Pantone branded mosaic insert tiles.

Fittings and furniture include Senator work stations, Knoll seating booths, with integrated plug and play technology and varying work station heights, to increase vitality and promote collaborative working. A 30-metre feature ceiling raft also marks a centralised zone designed to change office dynamics, reflecting different levels and dimensions in the use of the open space.

“We’re developing a strong reputation across the industry for our design work and this job perfectly illustrates what we do, reflecting the quality of our work and an attention to detail that reinforces the professionalism and high standards of our team. We’ve worked full-time, seven days a week, on this project to ensure all of the client’s needs have been met and we’re pleased to have fully delivered for this company.” – Michael Page, joint managing director of Saracen Interiors