Club Workspace’s New Enterprise House and Barley Mow Coworking Locations
Club Workspace, the fast-growing network of creative coworking clubs, has recently opened two new sites in London. Designed by the award winning architecture and design practice TILT, there are now five of these exclusive locations across London, creating a growing community of start-up entrepreneurs, freelancers and professionals.
“The Chiswick Club, Barley Mow, is located in Chiswick, West London and Enterprise House is situated in the Southbank by Waterloo. London-based TILT’s involvement on leading and implementing the design for the spaces is a natural fit as they are coworking specialists, and their involvement leads on from their consultation role for the previous three sites.
In these new Clubs TILT has exclusively designed both the spaces and the furniture within them, creating elegant coworking hubs that combine fixed and touchdown workspaces to appeal to freelancers, start-up entrepreneurs and nomadic workers. The aim of these venues is to allow for high density collaborative working by providing people with a beautiful mix of spaces, allowing workers to move through the space and pinpoint the appropriate area suited to a specific work method. TILT sought to create building atmospheres that encourage this open and value driven atmosphere to flourish. Underpinning the offering is a focus on a programmed space, with events, enterprise support, and opportunities for serendipitous meeting, all as part of a curated community.
TILT have brought their experience and expertise of shared, interactive, and collaborative spaces to extend the design language of the Club family. In Chiswick there is a raised landscape of stairs inspired by a theatre auditorium, designed as both a touchdown meeting and working space, and the centre piece for the Club’s evening transformation into a screening and presentation venue. At Southbank TILT have created a library space with interactive touch screens embedded into writable walls, set next to their playful furniture piece the Open Book.
One of the key components of the project was to use intelligent design to recover and transform underused parts of the buildings. This required bespoke lighting solutions by TILT and clever reuse of different entrances to the various spaces. TILT has used a palette of bold and inventive finishes and materials, including stripped back brickwork, colour to enhance pipework, and exposed woods and metals, all to enhance the glory of these Victorian industrial units and create the work environment of the future.
Club Barley Mow and Club Enterprise House were designed by TILT in parallel and share many of the same innovative TILT designed furniture solutions. These include their Fruit&Nut Tables, previously used in The Hub Kings Cross; LeafDesks; Firewood Table; and Festival Chairs, created for their Festival Village project at the Southbank that won them the Public Spaces Scheme at this year’s FX Design Awards. Two new TILT products appear for the first time at the new Club Workspaces, the Suitcase Desk and the Open Book.”