In London’s tech district, a rentable office space offers start-up companies a spot to encourage learning and growth.
The Google Campus is equipped with 200 desks, 16 meeting rooms, café, break out spots and event spaces that seat up to 140 simultaneously. Located in a seven-storey building, the 2300-sq-m campus seeks to connect the lower level café and social areas with five upper stories’ open-plan work rooms.
‘The challenge was to take an unprepossessing office building and create an interplay between dynamic, open, social spaces and more intimate working hubs, with flexibility to accommodate a shifting workforce and a diverse program of events,’ says Shaun Fernandes, co-foudner of Jump Studios.
Materials like inexpensive linoleum, recycled vegetable crates and raw plywood give the space an aesthetic similar to an unfinished garage or workshop. The result reflects the fact that not-yet established companies are using the space.
Google Campus has been created by Google UK as an initiative to support new companies; the space hosts networking events, guest speakers like entrepreneurship experts, and a Google mentoring program. The project was realized in collaborations with Seedcamp, Tech Hub, Springboard and Central Working.
4-5 Bonhill Street