Workspace of the Week - Time Inc Offices, London
BJD transformed what was a standard cat A office space into a dynamic and quirky workplace for 600 staff, mostly creative content editors for Time Inc͛s lifestyle and home brands.
BJD transformed what was a standard cat A office space into a dynamic and quirky workplace for 600 staff, mostly creative content editors for Time Incs lifestyle and home brands. This 45,000 square foot workplace fit-out for the UK’s leading publisher of print and online content was completed in December 2016.
The transition from assigned desks on a 1:1 ratio to desk sharing at a 3:4 ratio is a challenge which was met by creating a new level of options in work setting and carefully zoning the space to accommodate different sized groups, various levels of activity and noise, and plenty of space for heads down individual work we were able to create a dynamic new workplace which has had nothing but positive comments from staff and stakeholders alike.
There are a multitude of work-settings to inspire and support various activities. Each of the 450 desks are only steps from one of the six unique coffee bars, and a mix of formal and informal meeting areas as well as heads-down quiet work zones. The first-floor features access to a 100 square meter atrium used for everything from town hall meetings to morning yoga classes and lunchtime cafe seating.
They were asked to create a Brooklyn Loft feel in a 1980s Canary Wharf office building. They began by stripping back the Cat A finishes; popping out the mineral fibre ceiling tiles but leaving the grid, pulling up the carpet tiles to expose the patinated access floor, and spraying the grid and tiles matte black in the cellular spaces. Then they layered a variety of finishes over this stripped back base to add color, texture and pattern. The project was completed from brief to build in only three months to the great satisfaction of staff and stakeholders alike.