Bringing the Heart: For years, Cathedral Square had been operating as an out-of-town business park—fostering strong connections internally, but failing to communicate its value externally. With refurbishments and new initiatives underway, it was time to tell a refreshed story.
Seeking Sentiment: In a rural location just outside of Guildford, Cathedral Square was perceived by many as a “typical business park” with poor transportation links. However, those working on-site told a very different story: each passionate about their workplace, with only positive things to say about the environment and its commitment to workplace wellness. Through site visits, surveys with tenants and sector research, we learned that those working in the Square saw it as a living, breathing, and ever-evolving workspace—something truly unique in the area, but failing to be fully showcased.
Breathing New Life: Our brand platform shifted Cathedral Square towards a more lifestyle-driven narrative, centred on the notion of Time Well Spent—an environment where one could thrive both professionally and personally. To do it, we revitalised the existing logomark and design system with natural elements to reflect the relationship between the Square, its environment, and its community. Then, we rebranded the complex’s lifestyle programme to Pulse—emphasising its role as the beating heart of the Square, with events, classes, clubs and networking opportunities.
Refreshing and Revitalised: At each step, the revised visual and verbal identity communicates the notion that at Cathedral Square, it’s less about selling office space, and more about creating a vibrant and energised business community. Upon launch, the new expression was implemented across all physical and digital touchpoints—from a new website, to refreshed floorplans and onsite signage. Today, the Square continues to grow and expand—utilising brand to breathe new life into every venture.
- Agency/Creative: Rowdy Studio
- Article Title: Rowdy Studio Rebrands Office Destination Cathedral Square
- Organisation/Entity: Agency, Published Commercial Design
- Project Type: Identity
- Agency/Creative Country: United Kingdom
- Market Region: Europe
- Project Deliverables: Brand Creation, Brand Design, Brand Guidelines, Brand Identity, Brand Redesign, Brand Refinement, Branding, Graphic Design, Identity System, Rebranding, Research, Tone of Voice
- Industry: Real Estate
- Keywords: Property, Real Estate, Office, Identity, Logo, Website, Wellness, Lifestyle, Work