- Queens Park, London
An ambitious new office for a fast-growing food technology company in west London.Project details
With the preparation of great food at the heart of their business, Rekki's initial brief included a restaurant-grade commercial kitchen as well as workspace and breakout areas. A second phase of development expanded the office into new premises within the same business park to accommodate further focussed working and meeting areas.
The team eats together every lunchtime, enjoying a spread prepared by the in house chef. Putting this daily communal event at the centre of the plan, we designed an open kitchen with dramatic full height shelving to store and display raw ingredients, and terrazzo serving counters to connect serving and served spaces. In the large breakout space, we created an oversized communal table made up of shifting terrazzo planes designed to encourage informal conversations.
Working closely with the client, we designed a series of specialist working and meeting spaces to meet the particular demands of the company’s different teams, from studio spaces for the product design team to silent offices and paired working booths for software developers.
Drawing together a hospitality approach with recent workspace developments, we’ve designed an ergonomic, elegant work environment over two separate sites that facilitates focussed working – and rewards all that hard work with comfortable sociable spaces.Photography is by French + Tye