Havas is one of the world’s largest global advertising and communications groups. Founded in 1835 in Paris, the Group currently employs 16,000 people in over 100 countries. Havas is committed to being the world’s best company at creating meaningful connections between people and brands through creativity, media and innovation. It is this ethos that was the driver for Havas to consolidate all of their London offices in to one central London location.
With over 24 brands and 1700 staff spread across 15 London sites, the overall brief was to bring a disparate organisation from various sites together into a new 160,000 sq ft (15,000 sq m) headquarters building, situated at the heart of the Kings Cross development, whilst still retaining brand identity. MCM developed a workplace strategy to inspire creativity within the workforce & unleash the full potential of its people. Through extensive consultation with all of the individual Company and Brand Chief Executives, core themes were established which were used to form the concept of the 'Vertical Village'.