Lakehouse Office

Romford, Essex

We were appointed by asset and energy support services group Lakehouse to transform their 1980’s Headquarters office building to create an open plan, contemporary and distinctive environment from their existing suite of tired cellular offices. The simple, rectangular building was stripped back to its original structure. We introduced a limited palette of birch faced ply panels and fin louvres with slate grey flooring, exposed services and bold yellow elements. This restrained palette has created a bright, calm office environment with the timber louvres delivering slatted light and private, semi screened areas within the rectangular building. Bespoke joinery was used throughout the building. The brief required Lakehouse to remain in occupation throughout and therefore the work was undertaken in two phases.

"There is a new sense of energy and purpose within the building and I notice that our people are finding new ways to work, meet and socialise. They love the wood, the slatted light and the islands of colour. Metropolitan Workshop’s design has changed the atmosphere within the building for the better"

Christian Gould, Group Head of Marketing, Lakehouse