A Look Inside Endurance Land’s New London Office
Property company Endurance Land hired workplace design firm BW: Workplace Experts to design their new offic in London, England,
“Situated in the north-west corner of the Regent Quarter, the former Victorian factory and warehouse has been converted into a mixed-use development, transforming this industrial space into a modern, lively commercial environment. The CAT A part of the works include new weatherproofing to the roof and capital plant, toilet facilities on all floors, new external stairs and access lift, new bike store and plant rooms and a new riser core. The building’s entrance has also been transformed, creating an inviting contemporary façade with new glazing applied to its black metal framed glass doors. These are set away from the traditional Victorian gateway which has been retained.
The CAT B works, meanwhile, consist of an experiential concept store and innovation gallery for sustainable brands, a café, a tech lab for prototyping, flexible meeting rooms and workspace, plus a reception and multifunctional areas. The physical environment, plus the start-up incubation programme, demonstrates The Mills Fabrica’s dedication to cultivating a community of sustainable visionaries in the ‘techstyle’ sector: where technology meets lifestyle.
The building, known as Cottam House, has served many industrial uses in the past before it became vacant in the 1980s. For this retrofit project, BW gave the space a high spec fit-out over a 24-week period. Corresponding with The Mills Fabrica’s work, which focuses on sustainable innovations, BW, working alongside project architects Barr Gazetas, retained and reused much of the building’s original fabric, bringing to light its dynamic industrial past. Some of the space’s stunning original industrial features that have been delicately preserved include exposed bricks throughout, recycled existing timber floors and bringing an 1850s timber soffit back to its former glory.
The fit-out spanned across a total of 3 floors. As visitors enter the building on the ground floor, they are greeted with a spacious showroom, café and entrance lobby. The ground floor, as well as the reception, multifunction space and the co-working area, also feature an elegant, poured cream sustainable terrazzo floor, with a bold black border, which complements the original industrial features and architectural work. Across the office areas and stairs, the space has been fitted out with reusable flooring, reclaimed from the earlier redevelopment of the building.
The first floor is where you will find the reception and flexible workspace for The Mills Fabrica’s staff, as well as a multifunctional area and meeting rooms, while the second floor has been fitted out with hotdesking, multiple offices, flexible meeting spaces and TechStyle space. On the upper levels, office spaces have been reconfigured using Crittall partitioning and the aforementioned glass blockwork, allowing maximum daylight into the space, giving a more open and inviting feel,” said BW: Workplace Experts
- Location: London, England
- Date completed: 2021
- Design: BW: Workplace Experts