Logistics company DP World hired workplace design firm Oktra to design a new office in London, England.
“With a prime location, DP World wanted to take full advantage of the top floor office space location and enviable position. Access to the terrace was restricted: Oktra’s solution was to set back the built partition and create a circular route around the space creating a panoramic view of London’s surrounding areas and access to the external terrace. A visual connection was created between the core space and the exterior with glazed partitions and additional corridors, providing a 180 degree view from the inside and a dynamic space that provided maximum natural light across the floorplates. It helped create
By putting collaboration at the center of the process, DP World moved from fixed desks to agile workstations, leveraging various touchdown work areas, meeting areas, and call pods with fewer fixed desks. A large employee hub area was also introduced to facilitate informal gatherings and town hall meetings, while the front of house could be transformed into an impressive event space if desired.
The redesigned workspace is divided into front-of-house and back-of-house client-facing workspaces to help create a lasting first impression for visitors. The brand’s arrival point is complemented by an impressive floor-to-ceiling bookshelf and exhibition area, framing the atrium and creating a compelling introduction to the space. The business lounge and waiting area are designed using a curved architectural language to create an open and inviting atmosphere upon arrival. LED light wayfinding is supported as guests navigate the space. A multi-brand exhibit with historical artwork and ship models helps to convey the DP World brand and its storied history.
DP World minimized the environmental impact of its office renovation by reusing 60% of the space’s existing furniture. Oktra also repurposes materials from its storage units to create phone booth worktops and opts for carpet with mostly recycled content, allowing it to divert the amount of material that goes to landfills. I made it. The project received a SKA Gold rating for its commitment to sustainability and improved access to natural lighting, exterior spaces and wellness areas that contribute to employee wellness. “
- position: London, UK
- Completion date: 2023
- size: 14,000 square feet
- design: Octola
- photograph: Peter Gobrial