We partnered with the landlord Savills Investment Management and commercial agents Colliers City Fringe to bring a new “Ready to Work” offering to the competitive Clerkenwell rental market. The surrounding area is populated by Michelin starred restaurants, historic pubs, artisanal cafes and a creative community thriving with designers and entrepreneurs. The location meant that the Ready to Work space had to attract a diverse range of tenants and our vision was to deliver a scheme that maximised the natural light and to create “street appeal”.
The 10,000 sq ft space had previously been on the market as a standard Cat A offering for over 6 months. Within one week of using our design concepts to market the space a tenant was found and secured. This demonstrated the value in the landlord’s decision to invest and refurbish the space into a Ready to Work scheme to quickly find a new tenant. Set over two floors we chose to create a beautiful kitchen and community hub using tiered bleachers in the lower ground floor.
The ground floor has been designed to provide a sense of arrival that is open and welcoming. Using minimalist finishes, we provided a canvas that any tenant could add their own personality and style to. The open plan ground floor provides a number of workstations and ad-hoc informal meeting/collaboration spaces. Utilising free standing huddle booths and soft furnishings throughout both floors provides any interested tenants with the flexibility they need to move things around and change their surrounding.
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