An exciting project which targeted underutilised areas of existing offices at Canary Wharf and redesigned them to create a more inspiring working environment.
Below a description and more images of the space.
Previously uninteresting meeting rooms located throughout the 12,000 sq ft floor were given a radical face-lift with full height photographic images and use of colour across furniture and flooring. The spaces, both open and cellular, are now creative areas successful both in their intended use as well as creating focal points in the open plan floor. A large corner area originally occupied by redundant desks has now become a collaborative work space with informal meeting areas and moveable whiteboards designed to give maximum flexibility. The design and layout of this area takes full advantage of the stunning views of the city from the 31st floor and has become a hub for staff meetings of all sizes.
Finally, the breakout area has been integrated with the previously separate tea point to create one large open plan space with zones for dining and food preparation. A large circular meeting table with blackboard ‘cocoon’ provides a great area for team lunches and brainstorming sessions. A full height, panoramic forest image provides a focal point and combined with the use of natural wood throughout creates a relaxing environment for personnel to utilise throughout the working day.
Office design by Mansfield Monk.