Monday, 11 November @ 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM GMT| £32
Making its Workplace Week London debut is food delivery firm, Deliveroo; the six-year-old start-up, on a mission to transform the way customers eat.
Based in Central London, with sweeping views of the Thames, the organisation aims to bring food from the world’s best restaurants into everyone’s home or office. Following its rapid growth since 2013, Deliveroo moved into its current river-side location in 2017 and now employs more than 1,000 full-time staff and works with over 20,000 restaurants in 130 cities around the world.
London staff wanted their new space to reflect their passion for food and create an environment that brought the brand to life, and allowed teams to work closely together in one space.
Deliveroo was therefore on a mission to deliver(oo) an environment that supports agile working and the collaborative nature of the company. As they are constantly hiring new, highly skilled staff, they wanted dynamic and varied work settings to encourage sharing – whether cross-departmentally or in the canteen at lunch.
Fast forward to 2019, and the immense 55,000 square foot hub is currently home to around 600 Deliveroo employees (all seated on one floor creating greater connectivity) and comes complete with an on-site gym, 27 meeting rooms named after the company’s favourite foods, a shared rooftop overlooking the river, and (one of the most striking features of the exceptional space) a Centre Court central space where team events and town hall meetings take place on a purpose-built ‘rooball pitch’.
Maintaining the company culture of a start-up has been of paramount importance to the organisation from the get-go and has been reflected in the design of the River Building workplace, providing a relaxed and flexible space enabling them to adapt to their ongoing evolution.
Contrasting minimalism against a striking mix of colours, the office has everything you could hope for from a young, cool, start-up empire, from a basketball court, to bean bags, hanging pods and a pool table – plus swing chairs suspended around a meeting table.
When it comes to a highly considered yet super cool, flexible and fun workplace design, this place certainly Deliveroos it!