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London, UK


2,800m²/ 30,000ft²

Mustafa was the project leader at HLW International and delivered the design for Capital One’s new, state-of-the-at office across two floors in the White Collar Factory in London’s growing tech precinct. To strengthen its presence in London, the new office is a showcase for modern agile working within the fintech industry.

Capital One engaged HLW London to create its new space; appointing them to conduct a full workplace analysis, develop a new and pioneering workplace strategy, design the most cutting-edge and inspiring space to work and deliver it to exceed its employee’s expectations.

The strategy focuses on flexibility and adaptability and includes highly flexible desks that rotate to form new pairs and teams, collaborative working, meeting and visual management zones integrated to become an extension of the working area, as well as quiet focus areas and private booths to cater for individual working approaches.

The design concept “Paper Space vs. Cyber Space,” further celebrates Capital One through the symbolization of paper opposed to computer technology, celebrating both the history and future of the organization. Natural materials and soft curves reflect “paper space,” which is balanced against the manufactured hard materials of “cyber space.” These two themes come together to create an environment that mirrors the company’s unique work culture.


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