A Tour of The Ministry’s London Coworking Space
Ministry is a newly opened coworking space and member club owned by Ministry of Sound venture, where industry professionals and creatives could meet and collaborate. The space is located in London and was designed by architects from Squire & Partners in collaboration with workplace design firm Oktra.
“They wanted an exclusive members club and shared workspace where industry professionals could collaborate. We worked with their signature architects, Squire & Partners, to create an entertainment and coworking space for the “next generation of rebel creatives”. Through detail design workshops set over 12 weeks we collaborated closely with the internal team to create a space that feels ‘premium raw’ in its aesthetic. To administer quality control to each feature, we created workshop and sampling schedules to provide detailed selections of resources available. It was important to expose the building’s original fabric in order to adhere to the design specification, so we sought to retain the existing materials as much as possible. Plaster and brickwork were preserved in many places with various walls stripped back to reveal the history and rawness of the building. Together with Ministry of Sound and Squire & Partners, we have created a dynamic collaboration space that pushes the boundaries of a traditional coworking facility. The sound booths, events space, cinema and external and internal bars with a fully catered kitchen will support the complex as an entertainment space, encouraging functions and events within the music industry. From seating to drapery, The Ministry is an entirely unique facility with bespoke touches throughout, contrasting elite and resplendent finishes with the bare industrial feel of the original building,” says Oktra