WeWork Chancery Lane Coworking Offices – London

  • Client WeWork,
  • Year 2017
  • Location United Kingdom, London, England,
  • Industry Coworking,
  • Oktra designed the offices of coworking company WeWork, located in London, England.

    This was a particularity interesting project as WeWork only took three quarters of the Fox Court building with the remaining quarter occupied by law courts. Oktra therefore had to take into consideration noise mitigation throughout the project whilst the courts remained in operation.

    The previous tenants had left everything behind which meant Oktra had to strip the entire space and install new infrastructure including a landscape terrace and upgrading the landlord’s reception.

    Each WeWork project follows the same model. WeWork provide Oktra with their basic design principles drawn from the local area and Oktra worked with their team to design and build a space that promotes collaboration and creativity in keeping with the global WeWork brand.

    WeWork Chancery Lane was historically and is still to this present day associated with the legal profession. Inns of Court, Maughan Library and Sir John Soane’s Museum are a few of the feature properties surrounding this area. The interior fit out of this project includes timber panelling inspired by pinstripe suits of judges, Tudor building detail in the reception desk, colours inspired by law courts layering, animal detailed wallpaper and artwork reflecting the picture library from Soane’s vast collection. There is also a feature statue of a vivacious looking fox serving as a playful gatekeeper of the Fox Court building. It is safe to say that WeWork isn’t afraid to add quirky flourishes, both to respond to the architecture and the community.

    For WeWork Chancery Lane, the aim was to provide a mixture of spaces where people can collaborate, have private conversations and get individual work done effectively. From the glass walls to the collaborative kitchens and breakout spaces, the space has definitely succeeded in providing working environments to suit a variety of personality types.