Interface & Canary Wharf
THE iconic One Canada Square skyscraper sits front and centre in London’s Canary Wharf. Completed 26 years ago, it’s seen as a traditional home for global brands, but since the launch of Level39 in 2013, it now houses 200 fast-growth start-ups in a specialised tech hub having been transformed using products from modular flooring specialist, Interface.
Level39 is a community of 1,200 ambitious entrepreneurs spread across three floors of the building, and it wanted its offices not only to be appealing and comfortable, but to give its networking space a real buzz. Level39 turned to Interface and commercial design and fit-out company, TPS Interiors, for its expertise.
‘We wanted to create a vibrant networking space where our members would be proud to work and meet with potential customers and partners,’ explained Asif Faruque, head of content at Level39. ‘We understand a striking, bright environment is required for fostering entrepreneurial creativity.’
The design is inspired by the triangular motif of Level39’s logo and brand. Carpet tiles from Interface’s Human Nature collection – which is inspired by textures found in the natural world - were used to create what’s described as a bold, airy meeting space and a striking corridor, complete with small breakout areas for one-on-one discussions.
‘In the corridor, alternating stripes of pale grey, charcoal and a bright yellow accent shade zig-zag across the floor, complementing the bold geometric shapes painted on the walls and drawing visitors into the offices,’ added Tony Devlin, managing director and project director at TPS Interiors. ‘In the main meeting space, the stripes broaden into triangles and diamonds that perfectly reflect Level39’s geometric brand logo.’
The new and improved Level39 offices are now open and available for the organisation’s members to use.