In June 2018 the Fit Out for the New London Headquarters of Universal Music Group at Four Pancras Square was completed. Banyards were engaged via BW Interiors to manage the Commissioning of the M&E services.
They will have global media firm Havas next door in Three Pancras Square and Google, Louis Vuitton and PRS for Music, amongst many others, as near-neighbours around the square.
The company’s 1000-plus strong team will occupy the building from mid-2018 alongside sister company Universal Music Publishing and part of the project involves moving their existing Live, Listening and Recording facilities from their current locations to the new building.
Universal Music, whose labels include Island, Polydor, Virgin EMI and Decca, is home to successful artists from across the musical spectrum including James Bay, Florence + The Machine, Ellie Goulding, Mumford & Sons, The Rolling Stones, Sam Smith, Take That and U2. It also releases the music of global superstars such as Taylor Swift, Rihanna and Eminem.
The building, designed by Eric Parry Architects comprises approximately 170,000 sq / ft over 10 floors and sits prominently at the head of the square, features a roof-top garden, balconies at all levels, a 10,000 sq ft destination restaurant at ground and lower ground floor and a dedicated cycle access leading to first class storage and changing facilities in the basement.