Chaired by Ernesto Bertarelli, Waypoint, and the businesses created by it, manage investments in healthcare, medical technologies and asset management, including real estate. Headquartered in Geneva, Waypoint has offices in London, Jersey, Boston and Luxembourg. The London office is located at 1 Curzon Street and split over levels 2 & 3 where Waypoint occupy 39,977 sqft. When space became available on level 3 Waypoint made the decision to consolidate all the businesses on level 3, reducing their overall sqft.
Initially, Waypoint sought KKS’s assistance to assess their business requirements with a variety of qualitative and quantitative tools, drawing up a strategic design brief, which prescribed space usage and directed interior design development. Our understanding of Waypoint’s culture and business needs led to our appointment of designing their new office.
Waypoint’s newly configured offices wanted to express the business’ ethos, whilst simultaneously marrying the existing elements with the new to create an elegant contemporary and light environment for its clients and staff. As Waypoint is made up of multiple businesses, it was imperative that we delivered a scheme that met each of their individual needs whilst still maintaining the Waypoint brand.
The introduction of a new library space offered staff and clients a flexible area to have formal and informal meetings in an environment that showcase the Bertarelli family’s history. This also encouraged the user to collaborate with other businesses under the Waypoint umbrella in an inspiring environment.