Paddington Works is a co-working and events space designed by award-winning architects Threefold, with people’s wellbeing in mind. Dedicated to the creation of transformative architecture across housing, modern workspaces and rural landscapes, Threefold's work demonstrates a deep understanding of the importance of work-life integration & how effective workspaces need to be aligned to how we live now. The Paddington Works project is no exception and offers a model for the future of shared workspace.
Project Lead: Clare Edmondson
We worked closely with the team at Threefold, helping specify and deliver furniture for a variety of agile spaces within budget and on time. With wellness central to the design brief, products were selected to enhance comfort and posture, including HÅG chairs and sit or stand electronic desks in all private studios.
The internal layout intentionally creates smaller ‘neighbourhoods’ within the wider workspace. Each neighbourhood is centred around a kitchen and social space, with informal breakout and meeting areas, phone booths, meeting rooms, private studios and shared workstations.
The air circulation system, with anti-viral filtration, is designed to bring in 25% more fresh air than a typical system, and circadian lighting uses intelligent LEDs to adjust the colour temperature of the light throughout the day to be in tune with natural body clocks.
A palette of steel, rough-sawn oak and terrazzo nod to the industrial heritage of the Paddington Basin area and its Brunel-designed train station. We specified products from Naughtone, Vitra & Lapalma to complement.