State Street Bank


State Street Bank was one of the earliest tenants in the landmark tower at One Canada Square, in the autumn of 2008 they relocated 1800 “back room” staff, together with their trading rooms, to a new purpose built facility at 20 Churchill Place which overlooks the 02 arena and enjoys views of the river to the Thames Barrier.

The new Gensler designed interior utilises Herman Miller’s Abak Environments furniture system which is allied to Herman Miller’s recently launched PAA Work Wall system for the cellular offices, in one of the first major installations of the PAA product in the UK.  The Churchill Place project is part of a wider initiative involving two other major projects in Dublin and Frankfurt.  In addition, the client has selected the Mirra task chair to accompany the Abak and Abak/PAA Wall workstations.

The Canary Wharf furniture project commenced installation in late September ’08, completing early ’09, with phased client move in during the furniture installation programme.

Key criteria for the furniture selection were the ability to provide a seamless solution from open plan to cellular office and an integrated dealer network throughout Europe, spearheaded by Workstation.


Service Disciplines provided:

Dedicated account management

Single Source Procurement Services

Installation and Project Management Services

[Total Contract Value Approx: £6.0m]