Projects / Go Cardless
With an expanding workforce, GoCardless needed to move to a larger space but still wanted to maintain their bustling start-up culture. Offering a variety of working spaces, a crucial element of the design was to provide opportunities for collaboration. Break-out areas provided space for chance meeting and planned brainstorming sessions. For focused work the team could opt for private spaces in a tranquil, yet creative environment.
Spacestor acoustic booths provided an excellent option for employees who wanted some privacy to work within the larger breakout area, reinforcing the idea of a collaborative working culture. Several lifestyle products were also incorporated to give the office a home away from home atmosphere.
From an entertainment area featuring Hay’s Mags modular sofa, board games and ping-pong table, to Fatboy’s contemporary Headdemock Hammock. The office also features modern bleacher style seating used for group meetings and events (our very own Office Move 101 event was held in this area too!).
At the heart of the GoCardless office is the kitchen area. Spread over two floors, the kitchen has been designed in such a way that employees from all floors are included. Soft Edge chairs and stools by Hay were chosen for the large kitchen space, which offered a clean and fresh Scandi aesthetic. The long, sleek Mix dining table by Workstories seats 20 and is surrounded by contemporary chairs in a range of hues.
Health and Well-being
The main office area of GoCardless features a range of ergonomic designs from adjustable stand up desks to the ergonomic S30 task chairs by Workstories. This specific approach to office design aims to deliver optimum employee health and well-being through effective placement and support of equipment. With over 200 members of staff to cater for, an ergonomically designed office enables GoCardless to get the best out of their employees and increase staff morale and productivity.
Although the office has plenty of space for staff to sit back and unwind, there are also various themed meeting rooms. Each room has been cleverly named after a different currency to emphasize not only the company’s global market reach, but also the financial world in which they operate. Solid ply-core meeting tables with Fenix laminate tops by Workstories and Vitra Eames Chairs were chosen for optimum style and high functionality.
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