• Corporate

  • 8,000 sqft

  • Strategic design to support the workforce

  • Heritage accented contemporary interior

In 1764 Henry William Portman began the development of the Portman Estate, 200 acres of meadow north of Mayfair and south of Marylebone.

In 2011, the Estate office moved from 38 Seymour Street to 40 Portman Square, 57 staff occupying 7,819 sqft of the ground floor. KKS were asked to develop a functional and fully integrated workspace offering connection and fluidity between staff areas and front of house, and expressed the Portman Estate’s heritage artworks and artefacts.

Controlled volumes of meeting and reception areas connect with views of Portman Square, warmth and elegance in their combination of modern and traditional elements, for a comfortable yet prestigious environment.

Space planning and contemporary design enhances natural light and a sense of openness. A staff café in the southwest corner of the floorplate, enjoys clear sightlines across open plan workspace. Curvilinear glazing creates a bright, energising counterpoint. With hi-top and banquette seating, the café has been a success, providing staff with an engaging environment for informal meetings and offering a dining and breakout space.