- Design development: 12 weeks
- Construction: 7 weeks
Cero’s previous space wasn’t suitable for them in size or layout, and wasn’t aligned with their growth ambitions. Having an enjoyable, aesthetic and spacious work environment is a strong leading indicator for employee engagement, and was something they team placed significant value on when searching for an appropriate London headquarters for a leading European renewables platform.
Cero wanted to create a beautiful work environment which would facilitate interpersonal and team-connections, and make it a destination office. This meant it needed to be warm, inviting and modern. And it needed to reflect our mission – to deliver a net zero future – so sustainability credentials were very high on the list as well.
Cero appointed Commercial Property Advisors, DeVono to help them with their building and location search. Once this was completed and their ideal space found, it was all about regular communications with the team to keep them engaged with what we were doing. During the build phase we held weekly site meetings with the project team, which was then relayed back to Cero employees to help keep momentum and buzz around their soon to be home.
The existing ceiling of exposed services meant the ceiling was overall busy and there wasn’t a ceiling grid, so acoustics treatment was very important. We had suspended ceiling slats in the boardroom and acoustic wall treatment in the smaller meeting rooms to aid privacy and block out any external noise.
Result / Final outcome:
The finished space is a working environment that can flex to Cero’s growing needs. The space provides a large, social, versatile breakout space for employee to come together, collaborate and communicate, whilst also offering areas for independent, head down working activity.