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Financial and professional services

With today’s competitive landscape as much about attracting talent as it is about growing market share, spaces that secure an advantage are paramount.

Nobody understands the importance of long-term planning and resilience more than financial and professional service providers. The need to achieve more with less is a top priority, and property portfolios must work more efficiently everywhere from use of space to running costs.

Being at the top also requires gifted talent, so a new office space needs to do more – it needs to be a place capable of attracting the world’s brightest and best to exciting new cities.

  • Kelvin Hon

    Kelvin Hon

    General Manager, Singapore

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Quality workplaces designed to nurture your greatest asset – your people

Top talent is the greatest currency for leading financial and professional institutions the world over. Financial and professional service providers must maintain a balanced presence while enabling their people to work productively and efficiently, and there’s no doubt the physical office environment has a huge role to play in facilitating this mix.

With the need to improve operational efficiency and create environments that appeal to diverse, multigenerational talent high on the agenda for many, creating spaces that deliver on these objectives can provide a genuine lever of competitive advantage. Our ‘The power of place’ research and insight report, which surveyed over 10,000 users of corporate office space, demonstrates the pivotal role quality workspace has to play in improving wellbeing, increasing productivity and promoting a sense of belonging.

Achieving the right blend between remote working, technology and high-quality space is key. We pride ourselves on delivering office spaces with enduring quality, starting at the design stage and ending with our aftercare package. Our teams understand that a cohesive work environment is key not just to inspiring and retaining people, but attracting even more talent through the doors.

Staircase at offices of an International Financial Services company fit out by ISG

The new office of an International Financial Institution in Singapore places humanizing connections between people and businesses as the cornerstone of its conceptualisation.


Spaces that embody brand

With an award-winning approach to creating progressive office environments, we’re changing perceptions – our corporate office spaces are built to the highest quality and offer clients with far-reaching interests consistency on a global scale.

Whether it’s a major office move or reimagining an existing workplace, our expertise lies in our ability to tap into different markets and visualise environments that embody brand while matching day-to-day office requirements. In Asia, we recently delivered a custom design and build workplace for an international financial services company in Singapore and Malaysia for our repeat client, The Instant Group - ensuring the company’s brand story connects seamlessly across locations so employees feel right at home in the workplace, wherever they are.

With an extensive client list that features a plethora of world class organisations, we’re sensitive to individual need. Even in industries where data security is paramount, we’re experienced in taking measures that meet strict operational requirements, taking time to understand confidentiality and create workspaces clients can be truly proud of while making sure their business doesn’t slow down while we do it.

Our recent projects

The Great Room Afro Asia

The Great Room, Afro-Asia

Central Business District, Singapore

International Financial Services Company

Central Business District, Singapore

The power of place

ISG’s research and insight report, ‘The power of place’, is available to download now.

The impact of shifts in human behaviour on workplace. What does it mean for businesses and their people in the new era?

Secure, future-proofed office environments as second nature

Above all others, the financial and professional services industries have shown their resilience and ability to respond to global pressures. Progressive brands are always thinking of tomorrow and our office spaces are no different – they ensure everything is in place for businesses and their people to succeed into the future.

Enabling people under a common purpose is what the workspace is all about. As emphasis shifts to meeting the requirements of personal choice, the possibilities that smart buildings present are clear. Property portfolios need to work more efficiently across the board, from use of space to running costs, and adopting intelligent building technology could hold the key to unlocking these efficiency gains.

Our approach is gaining recognition – our award-winning retrofit at Wellington House in London, UK, for developer, Columbia Threadneedle, was widely praised by the judging panel at Architects Journal for the AJ Retrofit Awards and the local community alike for a transformation that nearly doubled its lettable space and utilised sustainable features, including photovoltaic panels and a green roof.

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