Workspace asked Frost Architects to refurbish part of their building at The Lightbox, previously an old Bush radio factory. Having already completed several phases of development and refurbishment, the remaining space yet to be upgraded was an old snooker club and informal parking area. Frost Architects created 10,580 sq ft of lettable office space and a flexible break-out area with soft seating and tables for informal working, as part of the Club Workspace membership. A new toilet & shower core with tea point services the space.
The brief was to create an intimate atmosphere with low lighting and finishes that reflect the industrial nature of the building. A raised seating area provides separate booths which can be used as work space, meetings or for break-out. A large wall mounted TV with AV and IT capability facilitates events and presentations. The finishes palette includes sand-blasted brick, exposed galvanised services and distressed timber cladding. The lighting design provides varying effects with large wire frame fittings, industrial pendants and LED accent lighting. The tea point servery has been painted pink and then clad in black timber battens, giving an ever-changing glimpse of colour as you move around the space. A playful approach has also been taken with the graphics for both the toilet signage and meeting room imagery.