The Project

IFS, an AI-driven enterprise cloud software company, had been on a trajectory of rapid expansion in the UK. To align with their evolving market position and growth strategy, they recognized the need for a comprehensive redesign of their 16,000 square foot head office in Staines. The project aimed to not only reflect their new corporate philosophy but also cater to the requirements of a diverse workforce. The office spanned three floors and included various facilities like a gym, wellness area, prayer room, client-facing spaces, an employee restaurant, and a 175-seat auditorium. Area, a renowned design and fit-out company, was entrusted with this transformative project. Synergy Creativ was brought on board to provide innovative lighting solutions that would enhance the aesthetics and functionality of this cutting-edge workspace.

The Challenge

Redesign for Growth: The need to reconfigure the existing space to accommodate IFS’s expanding workforce and support their evolving market position.

Diverse Facilities: The design had to incorporate a wide range of facilities, from traditional office spaces to specialized areas like the gym, wellness centre, and auditorium.

Environmental Responsibility: Sustainability was a key consideration throughout the project, with a ‘zero to landfill’ policy enforced and ethically sourced materials mandated.

The Solution

To meet the multifaceted requirements of the IFS headquarters redesign, Synergy Creativ provided a variety of lighting solutions:

Gold Feature Ring Pendants: Synergy Creativ supplied 14 stunning gold feature ring pendants for the boardroom. These pendants added a touch of elegance and sophistication to the space, enhancing the overall aesthetic.

Suspended and Surface-Mounted Downlights: These versatile lighting fixtures were strategically placed to provide optimal illumination across the office, ensuring a well-lit and productive workspace.

Industrial Lighting for the Gym: The gym space was equipped with industrial-style lighting fixtures that not only provided adequate light for workouts but also contributed to the space’s overall design.

Recessed Trimless LED Linear Lighting: The 175-seat auditorium was illuminated with recessed trimless LED linear lighting, creating a visually stunning and immersive experience for presentations and events.

Project Info

Client: Area

Location: Staines

The Results

Synergy Creativ’s lighting solutions played a pivotal role in the transformation of the IFS headquarters. The project achieved several notable results:

Enhanced Aesthetics: The gold feature ring pendants in the boardroom and other lighting fixtures throughout the office enhanced the overall aesthetic appeal of the workspace, making it both functional and visually pleasing.

Sustainability: The project met strict sustainability and environmental responsibility standards, with a ‘zero to landfill’ policy in place and ethical sourcing of materials.

Recognition: The project and Area were nominated for the Mixology Project of the Year, highlighting the exceptional quality and impact of the redesign.

Synergy Creativ’s innovative lighting solutions, in collaboration with Area’s comprehensive design and fit-out expertise, contributed significantly to the successful transformation of IFS’s headquarters. The redesigned workspace not only reflected IFS’s new corporate philosophy but also catered to their diverse and growing workforce. This case study showcases the importance of effective lighting solutions in creating functional, sustainable, and visually appealing office spaces for forward-thinking companies like IFS.

Lighting Delivered:

Products Used

Sombrero Ring LED Pendant Polaris 55T Recessed Trimless LED Linear Luminaire Dolio Midi 2 Surface LED Downlight