Concept To Reality - Willis Towers Watson

The Reception Desk


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One of the undoubted highlights from Willis Towers Watson case study is the bespoke, 12m long reception desk designed and manufactured by our team here at Thorpes, and it presented a rather unique challenge.

Beginning its development at our previous site in Great Glen, the desk transitioned with us across to the new manufacturing facility in Market Harborough, where it was completed. In fact, you can see the desk appear towards the end of our trimmed down timelapse video below! 

This 12m long desk combines oak veneered lower fronts with a hand formed Corian raised counter top, all completely manufactured in house and the combination of solid surfaces and timber has created a stunning result.

 Corian was chosen in particular for this desk to help mould and form the solid surface to suit the non-linear shape and design of the desk's joinery element. The two materials compliment each other well, and help to reflect Willis Towers Watson's strong company culture. 

Being the most prominent furtniutre item is many offices, it's important for the reception desk to not only represent the company, but to uphold a professional first impression for clients

The size, style, and timescale of this truly specialist joinery item was a challenge, but a fantastic task to kick off life in our Market Harborough HQ. Beginning at our old site and finishing in our new facility before being taken to site in London was our first glimpse into our new and improved capabilities, and we are delighted with the end result.

Read more about our project for Willis Towers Watson here.