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Office Freedom
  • 2 Minute Read
  • 24th November 2016

Contemporary new office space @ THE DESK, Shoreditch, EC2A 3AH

This spacious new 8,400 square foot site is spread across four floors. It offers 150 workstations across private offices, co-working and hot desks, making it a perfect workspace for startups and larger businesses alike.

Take a look around The Desk:

About the office space

You definitely don’t feel like you’re going to work when you step into The Desk. Far from the drab, corporate office spaces of old, the Boutique Workplace Company’s new place is fresh, contemporary, creative and set up for collaboration.

The autumnal colour palette and authentic features of the reception/ cafe space help to create a relaxed atmosphere, while the stripped-back design of the workspace allows for individual branding and customisation.

Housed in a Sixties converted warehouse building with exposed piping, wooden floors and unique design pieces, TBWC were always focused on creating a design-led space to compliment the artistic buzz of the surrounding Shoreditch area.

Create Interior Design specialise in creating original interior solutions and explain: “The ground floor exudes the buzz and excitement that enables those 'chance meetings', whilst the upper floors provide a more focused environment.’

A dedicated onsite manager ensures the building and clients are well taken care of. The space is broken up by 3 meeting rooms (for occupier use) and numerous breakout areas. You can even take a breath of fresh air and lap up views of east London on The Desk’s fantastic roof terrace.

You needn’t venture far for a coffee fix either: the on-site coffee shop serves delicious gourmet beverages and cakes- it’s the perfect place to chill, meet clients and collaborate with like-minded people.

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="445"]The Desk, Shoreditch, EC2A 3AH Stylish meeting room usage is included in the rental cost[/caption]

The Desk: what’s the story?

So why name a building The Desk?

Well actually, there’s an interesting story behind the building’s name...

Way back in the year 1952, Josef Krupnik opened a showroom for the clothing business he had founded in Newman Street in London's West End. His wife, Fanny, bought him what was then called a Partner's Desk for his new premises.

It served as his desk for the next 36 years. First in Newman Street, and then it followed him around as he moved to 114-116 Curtain Road and finally to 51-61 Mare Street, in Hackney.

The Desk was returned to its present location more recently and has given its name to the building where it now serves as the building’s reception desk.

It’s always nice to have a bit of continuity in such a transient city!

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="458"]The Desk, Shoreditch, EC2A 3AH The Desk today: an antique gem juxtaposed against contemporary design[/caption]


[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="458"]The Desk, Shoreditch, EC2A 3AH The Desk dressed to impress @ the building’s opening event in October-
It may be 64, but it still knows how to party![/caption]


What they say

We asked Daniel Wheble, TBWC’s director to give us his own insight on the newly acquired workspace.

How would you describe the atmosphere in The Desk?

Relaxed and laid back. It’s a place for small/medium or large businesses to call home and collaborate with other like-minded people.

How do you plan to utilise your amazing roof terrace?

We plan to build a space that provides lots of different seating areas and also outside meeting rooms. We’re also installing an outside projector so on the warm summer evenings our clients can kick back and watch a film from the comfort of the of one of the sun loungers.

How would you summarise the space in just 3 words?

Innovative, inspiring, unique.

Think you could make The Desk a home for your business? Get in touch with SOS today to arrange a viewing or discuss similar listings in the area.

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="444"]The Desk, Shoreditch, EC2A 3AH Sit back on vintage reclaimed furniture and watch the hustle and bustle of Shoreditch pass you by![/caption]