The Nest in Wapping, London

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The Nest in Wapping, London

Office Interior near St Katharine Docks, London, UK – design by Gensler

29 Apr 2018

The Nest, Wapping

Architects: Gensler

Location: Wapping, London, England

The Nest

The Nest in Wapping London

Gensler creates creative co-working space for Cherryduck studios

The Nest in Wapping London

A striking, architect-designed, creative co-working hub called The Nest has just opened in Wapping, near London’s St Katharine Docks.

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Designed by architectural and design practice, Gensler, the 8,000 sq ft co-working space is pitched at boutique post-production and production clients, and was commissioned by photography, film and TV production company, Cherryduck.

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With the surge in demand for digital content, the explosion in the number of TV production companies and London’s wealth of young creative, post-production talent, Cherryduck saw that there was an increasing demand for affordable creative production services in the area. They turned to Gensler, who are close neighbours, to help them create this exclusive co-working hub – a space that celebrates their east London community and ultimately offers a one-stop-shop to cover all their clients’ needs.

The Nest in Wapping London

Gensler’s nimble design team worked with the family-owned business over a ten week design period, taking them through the process of how to make the space they had available an attractive, functional and successful co- working space. Wapping and the local area quickly became a big influence on the space. The history of the dock yards can clearly be seen through the use of ropes and natural timbers reminiscent of the area’s historical maritime trade. By tapping into Gensler’s experience with similar, fast-paced projects, such as Level39 and Tech Hub, a variety of spaces were designed to meet the needs of a creative worker, including meeting rooms, collaboration spaces, 12 editing suites, audio studio, reception bar and even a fun fireman’s pole – allowing workers to quickly get from one floor to the other.

The Nest in Wapping London

To meet this desired look and the budget, the Gensler team needed to be resourceful and creative, using existing materials already on site as much as possible. This included reusing old scaffolding planks used during construction for flooring, cladding on the walls and also for certain bespoke joinery pieces created for the space. Even old structural concrete beams knocked out during construction were retained and used to make bleacher style seating. This emphasis on recycling allowed the project to be completed for just £40/sq ft while still remaining true to the fabric of the building.

The Nest in Wapping London

Cherryduck’s chief executive James Vellacott said: “We saw a real gap in Wapping for a creative space that would appeal to smaller production companies who needed somewhere they could come and work. We offer not just a space but one that is equipped with the very best production facilities available.

The Nest in Wapping London

The Nest in Wapping London

Gensler’s experience in designing workspaces that look amazing yet answer a host of practical and technical needs made them a perfect partner to work with us on The Nest.”

The Nest in Wapping London

The Nest in Wapping London

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