Willis Group LTD

Address: Willis Limited, Friars Street , IP1 1TA Ipswich, Great Britain

Sector: Insurance Companies

Year: 2014

Architect: HLW


Willis Group Holdings plc is a leading global risk advisor, insurance and reinsurance broker. Dating back to 1828, Willis operates today on every continent with more than 18,000 employees in over 400 offices. Willis offers its clients expertise, teamwork, innovation and market-leading products and professional services in risk management and transfer.


The brief was to create two large collaboration zones for employees to use for team meetings and informal meetings. The Willis Building, was designed for the firm in 1975 by celebrated British architect Norman Foster, and is a landmark in the development of the‚ high tech‘ architectural style. Because of its pioneering design it was awarded Grade 1 listed status meaning that is was necessary for Bene to upholster the PARCS furniture in bespoke non-standard fabrics to complement the building’s original design features.