Workplace consultants and designers Morgan Lovell have redesigned their London office and created a model activity-based workplace. We were invited to visit recently and were impressed with the range of spaces.Staff at Morgan Lovell don't work in a typical office environment. Each day upon entering the office, they are given the opportunity to sit and work in whatever area they like, whether it be in a quiet meeting room for heads down work, or a more open working environment to collaborate with others. With 11 bookable and non-bookable workspaces, staff and visitors are accommodated for all types of working.
Communal style benches encourage hot-desking and are situated in front of large open windows to reflect the company's transparency. In addition the new space has removed the barrier of the traditional reception desk, and uses a concierge to welcome visitors. "As a company we feel the new space delivers a flexible collaborative environment which is at the forefront of workplace design," says Andrew Bradley, managing director.The new wireless environment also promotes freedom and flexibility throughout the office, allowing people to sit wherever they want. Each element of the new space is a designed to be a fundamental departure from traditional ways of working and provides a buzz of collaboration, innovation and creativity.
Here's a rundown of the 11 different work zones: