Led by entrepreneurs and dedicated to the pursuit of independent creativity, The MISSION Group is a collective of creative agencies that have come together in one space.
When they came to us in 2022, they were looking to relocate from offices in Clerkenwell as their lease was coming to an end and they had outgrown their existing space.
The challenge was to create an environment that both brought the different agencies together in a culture of cohabitation, but that enabled them to retain their individual brand identities as well.
A design journey
In the initial instance, the business had found a Grade II listed, former Masons building in Covent Garden, which had fallen into a state of disrepair. We went through several design iterations, but due to intrinsic challenges with the building, they were forced to reconsider the location at the last minute.
They quickly found a new space at The Manufactory on Tottenham Court Road. The former Heal’s building had been recently refurbished and The MISSION Group were able to secure the fourth and part fifth floors. Meanwhile, the team at Maris set about translating the design concepts initially created for a listed building into those that work in a more modern setting, all at breakneck speed as the company’s lease was rapidly coming to an end.
A unique aesthetic
Retaining the look and feel of the approved concepts, we updated the costs and visuals, resulting in each of the incorporated agencies having their own individual space within an open plan environment that also encourages a sense of unity.
The result is a sensory space where neutral walls and flooring are brought together with colourful soft finishings throughout each zone. Characterful details like beautiful wooden desks add an individuality to the environment and give it a distinct vibe which reflects both the multiplicity of businesses within the space as well as their likeminded creative outlook.