Safe and sound
When planning the space, we took into account the size of the confirmed incoming tenants, future tenant requirements and the flow of natural light so staff wellbeing was maintained. An essential part of our office interior design was soundproofing. The decorative wood slat wall panels have an acoustic backing to cut down on noise pollution and all partition walls are double boarded with sound insulation in between – an upgraded feature on the standard. We also included key fob access to all rooms and offices, and provided secure storage lockers for those working within the space.
Making every element modular
Working styles and tenants change, so MPL created a workplace that is completely modular. The partition walls can be re-positioned to create different sized offices in the future, and the data and power supplies are Electrak,so they can be easily reconfigured in line with changing layouts. We also chose modular office desks - items that work as stand-alone pieces or grouped together for collaborative environments.
The communal hub
One of the benefits of co-working is the ability to explore opportunities with other businesses in an organic environment. MPL created a very convivial communal space with an open plan kitchen at its heart. Two dishwashers and four fridges make light work of lunches and events, while a Zip Water tap negates the need for a kettle, dispensing boiling water as well as the chilled, filtered kind.
An island unit with pendant lights and bars stools has quickly become a place for workers to gravitate and there are break-out areas with soft seating and table clusters. Other highlights include a geometric feature wall with concrete 3D relief tiles and a three-screen media strip that can be programmed as a work of art or branded with digital collateral if the hub hosts an event.
The hub is also home to two pod installations. Each has bench seating, a central table with charging points, 360˚teal-coloured upholstery and a Samsung ‘The Frame’ screen, which can be linked to a laptop or set to appear as a piece of art when in standby mode.
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