18 August 2016
Paragon completes Japanese gaming company Bandai Namco’s new headquarters
|Paragon has completed work at Bandai Namco’s new UK headquarters in Richmond, London. The company, which originated in Japan, produces arcade, mobile and home video games and needed a new office to run its European operations from while maintaining close proximity to London and its existing sister office in Acton.
Paragon was the fit out contractor for the scheme and helped to deliver a quirky and fun workplace that reflected the company’s playful nature. The new 18,000 sq ft headquarters occupies three floors of a Grade II Listed building and offers flexible open plan space as well as separate, smaller offices, meeting rooms, breakout areas and tea points to accommodate the various needs of the business.
Created by Resonate Interiors, the design is sensitive to the heritage of the building while incorporating the personality of the company and the entertaining nature of the games it produces. There are subtle nods to the origins of the company throughout, with panels and black partitions inspired by Japanese paper screens and handmade paper cranes suspended in glass dividing panels.
The attention to detail on the project was second to none, with over 20 flooring finishes, a showcase area for classic Bandai Namco games, including old slot machines and PAC-MAN, alongside feature lighting and themed meetings rooms. Together, this has created a unique and inspiring environment for Bandai Namco to work, learn and play.