Start the Fans, Please! Team WW Crack the Crystal Maze at Their Annual Summer Event
Every summer, Nick and Jane treat the waltonwagner team to a day out in or around the capital – not only to thank them for all their hard work throughout the past year, but to give them the opportunity to leave the office behind for a day, to unwind, and get to know each other a little bit better. And of course, this year was no exception.
After conquering Battersea Park’s vertigo-inducing Go Ape obstacle course and pitting our wits against each other at Putt in the Park last August, we decided to stay firmly on the ground this time and plan something less adventurous – but equally fun.
Our first stop of the day was Islington, where the 12-strong waltonwagner team paid homage to one of the country’s most beloved TV game shows from the 90s; The Crystal Maze. Based on the classic French show Fort Boyard, the show takes place, unsurprisingly, in the Crystal Maze – a maze made up of four different zones: Aztec, Medieval, Industrial and Futuristic.
The aim of the game is to collect as many crystals as possible by successfully solving different challenges – both physical and mental – in these four zones, with each crystal buying more time for the teams in their final challenge: catching as many gold tokens in the Crystal Dome as possible.
Following a brief safety demonstration and a warm welcome from our two Maze Masters, team WW spent the afternoon reliving the popular game show and racing against the clock to solve the (sometimes rather tricky) challenges. Split into two teams of six, we raced through the four zones while navigating through laser beam obstacles, digging up treasure chests, knocking down ancient ruins with sandbags, and solving various puzzles and riddles on the way.
After successfully making it back to the Crystal Dome with half a dozen crystals in our pockets, Jane’s team was crowned winner, with all other teams – including Nick’s – having been disqualified for allegedly grabbing gold tokens from the wall of the dome.
Once we bid farewell to our eccentric Maze Masters, the team made their way to the OXO Tower Restaurant, Bar and Brasserie on the Southbank for a well-deserved meal, while admiring the stunning views across the Thames and the City of London. Not only did we get to enjoy a delicious three-course dinner in one of London’s most iconic spots, but it also gave us the chance to say goodbye to our Executive PA, Charlie Godfrey, and welcome the newest member of our team, Junior Project Manager Hannah Roberts.
It was another fantastic afternoon that the whole team thoroughly enjoyed, and we look forward to seeing what Nick and Jane have got planned for us next year!
About us: waltonwagner was established over eight years ago by Jane Wagner and Nick Walton. We are a company who love property. We love project managing, designing, developing and dreaming all things property. We love the big picture and the devil you find in the detail. We love the fact that our clients come to us to achieve things they never thought possible with their buildings and that we are valued for our sensible, practical advice and guidance.
To find out more about the properties we have developed alongside our clients, please visit our projects page or call us to talk further on 020 7499 1377.