RocketSpace’s London tech campus designed by LOM architecture and design is a finalist in this year’s British Council for Offices’ (BCO) awards Fit Out of Workplace category in the London and South East region.
The fit out and restoration of Regents House (formerly a cash handling facility for RBS – now NatWest) provides RocketSpace and their high-growth tech startup business members with flexible working space. RocketSpace has worked with more than 1,000 tech scale-ups since it was founded in 2011, including some of the most recognisable names in technology such as Uber and Spotify.
Set over four floors, including a former underground bank vault, our design strips back the building to its original structural core. The loading bays have been converted into an impressive double height event space. Upper floors provide open plan dedicated workspaces and cellular office suite spaces using over 700 linear meters of high performance acoustic glazing.
Core structures are complemented with a utilitarian approach to building services, using NASA labs as inspiration. Exposed services, clean lines and metallic colours provide a backdrop to brand messaging and wayfinding, giving spaces individuality. The basement and upper floors of Regents House have gone from an underutilised legacy building to a fit for purpose technology campus where ambitious startups will develop the next billion dollar company.
Established in 1992, the BCO awards provide public recognition, celebrate excellence and acknowledge best practice and innovation in office space. The London and South East winners will be announced on 18 April 2018 at the awards ceremony taking place at the Hilton on Park Lane.