The total refurbishment of Schroder’s Headquarters was carried out in phases whilst the staff was in continuous occupation. The reception area was totally re-planned so that visitors were catered for in a new dedicated conference suite removing the need to pass through the security barriers. The existing unused atrium was transformed into a staff cafeteria with a dramatic new staircase that linked the staff floors together. Although the design was started with HLW, Originate has subsequently returned to create a new concept for the Lecture Hall/Screening Room and reconfigure some of the meeting spaces.