architecture and interiors practice jump studios has designed the first UK office for internet performance company, cloudflare. the scheme has transformed a former paper factory in london’s southwark area into a bright, efficient space, capable of accommodating a growing workforce. the flexible design can also be adapted to provide additional capacity for future expansion.
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the refurbished 7,000 square foot office includes around 100 desks with large social areas. constructed out of OSB, jump studios has organized the headquarters around a ‘spine’ that not only maintains physical and visual connectivity, but also offers storage and shelving units for cloudflare to display tools, gadgets, books, and awards. this unit contains informal meeting spaces for employees to relax and hold impromptu conversations throughout the day.
the project forms cloudflare’s first UK office
a flexible, 40-seat auditorium includes a step seating area and a projection screen. two curtain rails spanning the width of the space allow the area to be broken up for varied uses. a larger eight-person board room is hidden behind the auditorium beneath the steps. larger work desks surround the central area and encourage collaborative working.
the building was a former paper factory in london’s southwark area
the design employs durable materials including concrete, metal, and plywood. in the kitchen, stained OSB and plywood tables are paired with vintage scandinavian furniture sourced by chase & sorensen. much of the remaining furniture is bespoke, including the custom-made desks, which have powder-coated metal legs, lacquered-plywood tops, accessible panels, and cable management.
the design is capable of accommodating a growing workforce
rather than the standard method of having IT wires coming from beneath the desk, visible coils from above run the electric and data cords to workstations. a feature ‘graphic wall’ has been programmed to showcase live information from the internet using both LED and 2D graphics.
the refurbished 7,000 square foot office includes around 100 desks
a central ‘spine’ has been constructed out of OSB
the OSB device offers storage and shelving units
a flexible 40-seat auditorium forms part of the central spine
the design employs durable materials such as concrete, metal, and plywood
OSB tables are coupled with vintage scandinavian furniture
the flexible design can be adapted to provide additional capacity for future expansion