A Look Inside ClientEarth’s New London Office
Environmental law charity organization ClientEarth hired workplace design studio Peldon Rose to design their new office in London, England.
“The project took on a rustic feel and natural materials were utilised in conjunction with a biophilic design to deliver an environment that showcases the very best nature has to offer. The FCS certified, recycled plywood pallet boards used as panelling throughout the office create an impressive entrance that is then continued as you walk through the space.
Even the low VCO level paint selected by Peldon Rose and A+ rated environmentally efficient flooring meets the green seal standards. Additionally, by opting for motion activated LED lighting and energy efficient equipment, the space actively reduces energy consumption and CO2 emissions. No stone was left unturned when it came to sourcing environmentally friendly products, helping to achieve the space’s SKA Gold rating for the fit-out.
ClientEarth’s previous office had become run down and offered limited spaces for collaborative working. Having spent long periods away from the office due to lockdown restrictions, the charity’s leadership team recognised the importance of creating a workspace that encouraged employees to come back together – professionally and socially.
ClientEarth wanted to bring people back to an office where teams could meet for lunches and so a long table in the tea point area brought this to life and sits within the heart of the office. A large event area has also been incorporated with the capacity to hold seminars for up to 75, as well as be used as a dining area or breakout space.
As leaders in the climate change movement, the organisation wanted to create somewhere it felt proud to welcome visitors to external events and seminars. Peldon Rose incorporated several elements into the design to ensure this was achieved, such as a reception desk with added wheels so that it can be adapted into a bar for evening functions. Other flexible spaces include a front of house which can also be used as a yoga studio and a wellbeing room which provides a quiet area for employees to use for down time.
In the open plan woodland area near the entrance of the office, planting provides a natural canopy connecting staff with nature whilst undertaking their daily work. The ‘bunker’ provides a place for staff to gather thoughts and ideas, while the passageway through the reception and garden café are flooded with natural light – a welcome reminder of the planet’s natural beauty that drives ClientEarth’s work.
The greenery and planting inside increases occupant connectivity to the natural surroundings while the courtyard area allows teams to spend more time outdoors which is proven to boost mood and productivity. The space features bee houses and bird feeders, encouraging teams to enjoy nature and wildlife.”
- Location: London, England
- Date completed: 2021
- Size: 10,405 square feet
- Design: Peldon Rose