Can you convert a restaurant into an inspired and modern co-working space? This was the challenge set by Fora. Although the restaurant wasn’t in use, its proximity to existing occupied co-working spaces meant that construction noise disturbances needed to be kept to a minimum for the current Fora members. The lack of a raised access floor was a major construction task, as we didn’t know what would be under the concrete floor. With a six-week construction timeline, we got to work!
Collaboration, communication and regular updates kept this project running smoothly and led to the success of the space. The breaking of the concrete floor to put in the raised timber flooring could only occur during office hours, which meant that our programme had restricted timings to let members know when noise would occur. By collaborating with Fora’s in-house design team, we added small touches like bespoke joinery for their unique wooden shelving, we created a space that was in keeping with the rest of the building, creating a calm, productive space.