Photography: Gareth Gardner, courtesy of Saatchi & Saatchi

Advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi is leaving London’s Fitzrovia after 40 years to take up residence in its new digs on Chancery Lane.

Jump Studios – which previously created Google’s tricked-out London and Madrid campuses – adopted the theme ‘British with a twist’ for interiors of the 100,000 sq ft workspace in the city’s Midtown.

Saatchi & Saatchi's new workspace at 40 Chancery Lane in London
Photography: Gareth Gardner, courtesy of Saatchi & Saatchi

Herringbone flooring covers the agency’s boardroom, while office walls feature wainscot panelling upholstered in houndstooth cloth. Colour comes from pink breakout booths and a glistening brass-tiled bar which takes up prime position in the reception.

‘Saatchi & Saatchi wanted guests to feel as if they are stepping directly into the agency, not a holding reception before the real thing,’ says project architect Andre Nave. The bar and café reception is capped by a steel-lined void and sculptural lighting by Ingo Mauer.

Furniture across the seven-floor building includes midcentury design classics mixed with modular desks and shelves by Belgian furniture designers Bulo – which act as informal partitions in the office area – alongside walnut and concrete tables.

Saatchi & Saatchi's new workspace at 40 Chancery Lane in London
Photography: Gareth Gardner, courtesy of Saatchi & Saatchi

It’s not all ‘out with the old, in with the new’ however.

The stone step from the company’s 80 Charlotte Street entrance – which features its famous motto, ‘Nothing is Impossible’ – has been relocated to the reception area of the new Chancery Lane site. And Saatchi & Saatchi’s private pub The Pregnant Man, named for its iconic 1970s campaign, will also re-open inside the building to celebrate the move.

We’ll raise a glass to that.

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