WeWork Corsham Street Coworking Offices – London

  • Client WeWork,
  • Year 2016
  • Location United Kingdom, London, England,
  • Industry Coworking,
  • Oktra collaborated with WeWork to design their offices at Corsham Street, located in London, England.

    Oktra were given the shell and core of a new building development and in 16 weeks, working with WeWork’s designers Oktra completed a full design and build project over two floors.

    Corsham Street is the first WeWork project with direct access to street level as opposed to multi-let building. This meant extra consideration was required for both building security and temperature movement from outside.

    Oktra worked alongside WeWork’s design team to draw up design concepts. They drew inspiration from the history of local area and WeWork’s brand identity to create a highly creative design.

    The idea behind WeWork is to create a platform for creatives, an office space but not as we know it. The fit out includes a mixture of communal and glassed-in member spaces surrounded by unique interior design. Formal and informal meeting areas are populated with leather sofas, rugs and quirky throw pillows. Breakout spaces include quirky kitchen facilities with bespoke joinery and feature fittings. Telephone booths and quiet zones provide privacy when needed.

    The design capitalizes on the buildings central atrium. As you walk into WeWork Corsham there is a concrete spiral staircase feature. When glancing up, the network of exposed building services are arranged to resemble art on the ceiling. A maze of pipes and ductwork are closely coordinated to create a dramatic effect at high level. From New York to San Francisco to Tel Aviv, Amsterdam and London, the brand is distinctively consistent right down to the coffee, craft beer and coolers of cucumber-infused water.

    In this fit out and refurbishment project Oktra’s solution surpassed the usual design and build delivery. WeWork are delighted with their new office fit out and Oktra will continue to collaborate with them as they break boundaries in the commercial real estate sector.

    Photography: Thierry Cardineau