From monochromatic minimalism to laid-back luxury, this simple yet uber-stylish approach to interior design is one of our all-time favourites. Making its Workplace Week debut is the ultra-modern headquarters of betting exchange, Smarkets.
With the help of the award-winning commercial interior fit out agency – ThirdWay – to design a bespoke workspace that mirrors the firm’s progressive cultural ethos of self-management, the 10,000-square foot penthouse on the top floor of Commodity Quay, is committed to offering ‘a new kind of workplace’, where trust, freedom and fun are the driving forces.
Located at St Katharine Docks, providing the space to expand and the setting to inspire, the stunningly modern office promises a collaborative environment where employees are not restrained by “unnecessary bureaucracy”, and have the freedom to come in when they want and work together in whatever way they choose (rumour has it, they can even set their own salaries and holiday allowance).
Offering 360 penthouse views of the Docks, Tower Bridge and the City, the state of the art office space boasts a light and airy feel, with its semi-open plan layout, glass walls and doors, a 360 balcony and a vibrant ‘living wall’ to ‘bring the outside in’.
With a series of stylish boardrooms and moving hot-desks located at one half of the office, the other boasts a large, social eating space, complete with fully-equipped, professionally manned, marble-clad kitchen (offering three free restaurant-quality meals a day!), a games area and soundproof booths for meetings, phone calls and Skype interviews.
Ultra smart. Ultra modern. The odds are in Smarkets favour when it comes to setting the standard for superior workplace design.