Panoramic city views for a global bank

The Challenge

The brief from the CEO was simple - to transform 50,000m2 of Cat. A space into outstanding accommodation that delivered on the attributes of quality, timelessness and detail.

The Approach

As lead consultant, TTSP ensured these attributes were front of mind when designing the interior fit-out of the new 11-storey Thames waterfront HQ.

The space needed to be a high-performance environment and thriving workspace that would transform how Nomura’ 4,500 people worked.

High quality facilities including a restaurant with roof garden, choice of deli bars, and a gym and wellness centre. Plus, a dedicated executive dining and meeting suite with full catering amenities on the top floor with incredible panoramic views of the city.

The Result

A transformed space that delivers 1,900 trading positions over three floors, with a further six floors of banking and investment banking workspace.

The project won the accolade British Council for Offices Best Fit Out Award in 2011.


  • Sector:Financial
  • Client:Nomura International Plc
  • Project Size:50,000m²
  • Occupation Density:1:11.25m2/person
  • Appointment Duration:2009 - present
  • Construction Value:£100 million +
  • Form of Contract:Two Stage JCT

“The conviction of all participants to make this project happen on time and budget was immense; its scale was larger, faster and more complex than anything delivered in the City in recent times, with a programme that delivered 1900 trading positions, operational, within 7 months of an overall 14 month timeframe”