Labs House, London.
LIGHTING DESIGN CONSULTANCY FOR A TRENDY COWORKING SPACE.
LABS HOUSE, LONDON.
Lighting Design Consultancy For A Trendy Coworking Space.
Duration: 3 Months
Main Contractor: OD Group Ltd
Architect: Moxon Architects Electrical Contractor: Paul Earl Ltd
Backed up by world’s most successful entrepreneurs and technology experts, LABS is a network of trendy and tech- savvy coworking spaces in London and Tel Aviv.
The unique selling point of LABS spaces is an original design of each location created by leading designers like Tom Dixon, but most importantly, there is a high sense of community and stimulating environment to allow companies to grow to their full potential.
From the industrial open ceilings and sky high views to the carefully curated artwork and murals, every detail is considered. LABS is a progressive company with a clear mission of being the leader in coworking revolution.
Situated in the heart of LABS Holborn campus and surrounded by some of London’s finest restaurants and bars, the LABS HOUSE is a distinct building boasting many original features. The excellent transport links make the site perfectly connected to the city.
The 9 floor building has been recently refurbished by fit out experts OD Group Ltd to a high standard, adding forward-thinking features to make everyday work life more efficient. LABS House offers coffee shop, gym facilities and bike parking to name a few perks.
The main design brief was to retain the original charm and character of the building whilst creating a top workplace for London’s professionals ranging from small business and startups to well established businesses.
Approached by Moxon Architects in March 2018 with the open design brief to create an attractive office and architectural lighting scheme to compliment the high ceilings, premium finishes and contemporary colour scheme. Our experience in designing complex lighting schemes for premium workplaces gave the architect the confidence that our team understood the design brief.
Several site meetings and site surveys were carried out to support the project. Our team supported the architect with the technical advice and product specification, putting suitable products for client’s sign off. The LABS internal design team was heavily involved in the design process. 299’s team was trusted with creating the lighting layout for the entire building, making sure the new office lighting will be compliant with LG7 guide and CIBSE.
Full lighting design and lighting calculations were produced along picture-like 3D renders to help the client visualise the space. We worked closely with the Electrical contractor Paul Earl on delivering this complex fast turnaround project. The scheme consists of a Cat A and Cat B fitout. The design process started from the top floor going all the way to the ground floor.
The design brief was calling for suspended linear lighting to work with the exposed ceilings and services. The client requested a slim luminaire in a neutral colour. The RIO Suspended was used as the main office luminaire throughout the whole scheme. Thanks to its superb build quality, excellent performance and high visual comfort, the RIO is a popular choice of general lighting for working environment.
The circulation areas and corridors are lit with the the slim linear profile LECK Suspended. The LECK works well in a repetitive pattern. All linear lighting was supplied in grey colour to match the colour scheme.
The LABS House building features an atrium stretching from 7th to 8th floor. The large atrium window is offering the views of the majestic views of Victoria House. We designed the abstract suspended feature lighting for the atrium using the NILE Suspended. The tubular pendant NILE can be suspended horizontally or vertically, like a stick. This allows the designer to create a completely unique abstract objects for large spaces and atriums.
“ Nothing was too much trouble for 299 lighting and they offered a fantastic service both before and during the project. “
Lee Matthews Paul Earl Ltd