Amarelle successfully pitched to redesign and fit out 4 floors of staff breakout spaces for Royal London in Bath. 

With nearly six million customers, Royal London is the UK’s largest mutual life and pensions provider. Royal London started out with the aim to help people avoid the stigma of a pauper’s grave. Since then they have been helping people help themselves and are committed to delivering the best value for customers and putting members first. Royal London’s distinctive recent rebrand represents ‘strength in everyone’ which Royal London group Head of Brand & Sponsorship, Emma Hill, says relates to the company’s ‘sense of mutuality and spirit of community and self-reliance.’

1700 sq ft
Design & Fit out

The brief was set out to design a space that has two specific purposes

The brief was set out to design a space that has two specific purposes, to cater for those wanting to get away from the desk, eat, drink and relax and to cater to those wanting to host small ‘catch-up style’ informal meetings. With lack of space in the open-plan office, Royal London were keen to encourage staff to conduct meetings within the new breakout spaces.

Aden High back chairs from Orangebox offer an informal refuge for individuals and small groups when privacy is required. The design is focused on the increasing need to achieve privacy, within open areas. The formed upholstered structure has a second layer of fixed cushions to enhance the comfort, creating a chair that’s easy to use for both meeting and working.

With the space on each floor being quite small, Amarelle’s in-house design team worked hard to maximise it’s potential. The small space was cleverly divided into many different settings while maintaining the open plan feel.  With smart use of glazing, we were able to divide the space while maintaining the natural light throughout.


Amarelle were tasked with developing a scheme that allowed for continuity between the other group sites around the UK while also adhering to Royal London’s strict brand guidelines. 

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