A Tour of RocketSpace’s London Coworking Space
RocketSpace, a network of coworking campuses helping high-growth startups fuel their growth, reached out to London-based architecture firm LOM architecture and design, to design their first coworking space in London, England.
“Initially set over three floors, including a former underground bank vault, LOM’s design strips back the 1980s building to its original shell revealing the structural core of blast proof reinforced concrete, intricate webs of coffered ceilings, and brickwork. Core structures are complemented with a utilitarian approach to the workplace design. Exposed services, clean lines and metallic colours provide a backdrop to an array of exciting brand messaging and wayfinding, giving spaces individuality and character. Upper floors of the campus provide dedicated co-working surf desks and a range of 4-30 person suites for tech start-ups, designed to expand flexibly in response to business growth. An impressive double height basement space, retaining the original bullion storage vault, provides a shared social, interactive networking hub and event space with bleacher seating, teaching facilities, media pods a bar area, and meeting rooms. A full height south facing glass façade with bi-folding doors replaces heavy security shutters to provide natural light and access to an outside landscaped yard. Within the bank vault is a ‘villain’s lair’ themed games room and lounge complete with bullion cages and bank vault doors.”, says LOM architecture and design
- Location: London, England
- Date completed: May 2017
- Design: LOM architecture and design
- Photos: Nicholas Worley