The Well - The heart of Condé Nast International’s new HQ
When Condé Nast International made the decision to move to new offices in London due to the expansion of the digital team, they wanted to create a cultural change and improve the way teams worked together!
The Carlyle Group
Our brief was to create a UK headquarters equipped with cutting edge audio visual technology, reflecting the same standards as it US HQ based in Washington and multinational offices across the globe. Work with the consultant, interior designer and furniture companies to create a seamless finish that will be unobtrusive in all of the rooms.
Exponent Private Equality
Exponent private equity required fully integrated AV systems in their new office located in an award-winning new build in Soho, London. Focus 21 designed an audio visual and video conferencing system that would also blend seamlessly with the modern interior design by ORMS, which was easy to use for the whole team and could be easily upgraded in future with emerging technology requirements. A key element of the design brief was to provide quality voice capture and reinforcement through ceiling mounted microphones and speakers.
Meet Rupert Charles
Our after sales service is something we pride ourselves in, Rupert, one of our onsite audio visual technicians, helps us deliver a quality of service that ensures our clients see the results they want and need from the solutions we provide
We worked with lighting control specialists Lutron to help create their new European Experience Centre in London showcasing the company’s latest innovations in automation to the design and specification community and its customers. The state-of-the-art, 585 m2 (6,300 ft2) centre demonstrates solutions for both commercial and residential needs and hosts inspirational spaces and collaboration areas for system design and training.
Cboe Global Markets
Due to recent growth, Cboe looked for a new London office space that would match their professionalism and their ambitions to provide a stylish, welcoming environment for staff and visitors. They hoped the move to ‘The Monument Building’ and the subsequent refurbishment would provide staff with a comfortable and easy to use working environment.
• Connecting over 400 devices on the client network • ‘Townhall’ space equipped as separate meeting areas and one large presentation space • Dedicated huddle spaces and meeting rooms on every floor • Re-use of technologies from previous system where suitable • Working to a tight timeframe in combination with other facilities
St James Schools’
St James Schools’ annual leavers’ awards required a full theatrical production. Having worked together for a number of years, we were entrusted to deliver a system that showcased an evening of entertainment alongside an awards presentation to its 800 guests.
London Stock Exchange
Focus 21 completed a benchmark project at the London Stock Exchange in 2012. This included the supply and integration of Scala servers and 508 Christies Microtiles for the New Market at the London Stock Exchange in Paternoster square. The entire project was successfully installed by Focus 21 within 4 weeks ready for the opening by George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer.
We were challenged to refresh the AV solutions within the flagship boardroom and a collaborative meeting space within the London office of an international law firm. The existing systems were fully functional but had become dated over time, so this digital upgrade specifically needed to improve audio quality, switch to HD display and connectivity and enhance the overall user experience.
With all the rooms in use on a daily basis six months of planning needed to be delivered in just three weeks for minimum downtime and the company’s AV Manager planned to fly over from the New York head office upon completion to inspect and sign off the work.
To say we worked with one of the world’s leading independent commodity trading and logistics houses to deliver a state-ofthe-art intelligent and automated audio visual spectacular would be an understatement! The bar for this project had truly been set by the company’s HQ in Geneva, which we were asked to replicate in approach for global consistency, while introducing next generation technology and systems within the boardrooms, collaboration spaces and meeting rooms.
Flying high with OMERS
We recently took to the skies for an installation in London’s Iconic Leadenhall Building for pension fund specialists OMERS. The incredible offices span the 28th and 29th floors and are a true AV spectacular, with intuitive systems in place to aid global communication and collaborative working through internal meeting spaces on 28th floor and client liaison suites on 29th floor.
Global Communications at the touch of a button
For this fast food chain restaurant operating in over 100 countries, a video conferencing and presentation system was required for its Shoreditch office to facilitate global communications at the touch of button.
Client Installation -Corporate Client
Operations Centre 2 Crisis Rooms Open Office Areas Client VC Room 3 Training Rooms Executive Offices Boardroom Reception and Café 8 Presentation Meeting Rooms Exterity TV Distribution