But this Farringdon building is not just a showroom, not just an office, it is a house of ideas.
It operates as a living, breathing shared workplace for Ascentae, and our partners Avocor, Kinnarps, AWA, Christy Carpets, Planet Partitions, Materia and Skandiform. But more than that, it’s designed as a catalyst to help users define the experience they want within their own offices.
Traditionally, decisions on workplace design are made by talking to multiple providers and visiting numerous showrooms. This can result in piecemeal planning that makes it challenging to view the project as a whole.
At the heart of Workplace House is the belief that our partners can collectively offer more than the sum of their individual contributions. We bring together ‘best in breed’ brands representing each element of a modern workplace design, and demonstrate, in a live working environment, how these brands collaborate for the benefit of customers.
The result is a unique area
An area that pushes visitors to think differently about elements such as technology, furniture, carpets, fixtures and the overall aesthetic of the workplace.We want the Workplace House experience to generate new ideas and fresh thinking for our visitors.
Supports changing workplace cultures
We’ve identified emerging workplace trends and the result is a space that demonstrates how multiple elements can come together to support, for example, agile methodologies, activity based working, multi-use areas or brand experience spaces.
This facility, which is adjacent to Farringdon tube station, opened in early 2019. At the official launch, comments ranged from "awesome" to "there is no other space like this that I know of."
Experience Workplace House for yourself
Now fully operational, Workplace House is available to support integrators, who can bring their customers and prospects along to visit and experience the space for themselves. Please get in touch to book your personal visit or to discuss how Ascentae can help.