The completed project is a joy to visit, a set of beautiful spaces which surpass the original brief – the building which was a site left completely vacant by the previous occupiers has been transformed and given a new lease of life with the completed scheme.
The new fit-out welcomes peoples into the space and inspires users to create community and empowers cyber business in an increasingly tech-focussed world. The world of work has changed dramatically over the past 2 years, and we have relied on technology and connectivity like never before. As we navigated the pandemic it became clear this project would be a trailblazer and shining example of how flexible, hybrid working would lead the way for the future of the workplace.
The co//lab space can be used as 1,2,3 individual spaces – the smaller, multiple spaces can transform into a place that could host up to 140 people at a time. The workplace environment we designed includes project rooms, private offices and a large workspace designed to suit different working styles. We worked with Furniture23 to ensure that the furniture met the client brief and requirements with some spaces offering fixed tables and desks and other spaces offering movable and adaptable tables and furniture designed to encourage collaboration.
The large modern café acts as an event space for up to 100 people. Designed with flexible furniture and presentation technology this space can support a range of informal events.
There are break-out spaces throughout – offering small cubbies and soft seating. We worked alongside Furniture23 to introduce soft, stylish and comfortable seating with charging points and USB ports installed. We designed quiet working spaces and sound proofed booths. The lighting throughout was carefully selected to provide flexibility and adaptability depending on the users’ requirements. The same principles were integrated into the Project Rooms where the furniture can be moved and rearranged according to function.
We have designed a hybrid conference facility for a post-pandemic world. The space is bright and carefully considered to offer a range of options for users. The client has a space that it can sell with ease to its clients – offering small lettable spaces for start-ups and membership spaces for those looking to co-work. The shared working spaces are flexible, offering a great place for prospective users to network and connect with other businesses whilst having the space to work efficiently and creatively. The workplace environment offers the business’ clients room to scale up or down without needing to purchase fixed office space.