Three different carpet tile collections selected to bring the outside in and support a diverse and inclusive workspace in one of the UK’s most sustainable buildings
Three of Shaw Contract EMEA’s carpet tile collections were specified in JLL’s new Canary Wharf office, 20 Water Street, London. One of the most sustainable buildings in the UK, the new office features Shaw Contract’s Auxiliary, Rapid Select and Simply by Nature collections, all of which are Cradle to Cradle Certified and made in the UK, in the company’s carbon neutral manufacturing facility.
Teams from across JLL, including its design and build company Tétris came together to create a flexible space, through a design approach focused on agility, collaboration, creativity and community.
The choice of styles from each of the carpet tile collections bring in a range of contemporary colours and patterns perfectly in tune with the design ethos and the creation of a welcoming place to work. Andrew O’Donnell, UK Real Estate and Workplace Director at JLL is quoted as saying that the space, which spans the second and third floors at 20 Water Street, has been imagined to centre on the value of coming into the office – chiefly the benefits that can be gained from contacts and connections.
The inclusive workplace also caters to different faiths, physical abilities, gender identities and neurodiversities. Inclusive elements include darker study booths, quiet zones, intuitive spatial arrangements, demarcation of zones using colours and different surfaces for ease of navigation, a multi-faith room, and parents’ room.
Shaw Contract’s EMEA range of commercial flooring solutions featured in this project are Indoor Air Comfort GOLD certified, by independent European body Eurofins. The carpet tiles also contribute points to each of the BREEAM, WELL and SKA certifications that this fit out has received.
Inspired by the transitions in nature - the flow of the waves to the shore, the flow of changing colours in the seasons, with the new Auxiliary carpet tile collection from Shaw Contract you can create beautiful transitions in every commercial interior.
Simply by Nature
Inspired by the wonders of the outside world, the Simply By Nature collection brings organic patterns and soft textures into the spaces where you work and connect. Like a breath of fresh air, this naturally-inspired collection brings beauty and calm to any room. Its earth-tone colour palette blends perfectly with a variety of aesthetics bringing versatility to the interior environment.
With Rapid Select from Shaw Contract, you have a choice of specially edited, influential styles and colours that meet the demand of modern, functional, commercial interiors. The ideal flooring choice for quick turnaround projects without compromising on quality, performance or design.