Deliveroo sought an environment supporting agile working and their collaborative nature. As they are constantly hiring new, highly-skilled staff, they wanted dynamic and varied work settings to encourage sharing – whether cross-departmentally or in the canteen at lunch.
Maintaining the company culture of a start-up was important to the team and the design of the River Building workplace provides a flexible space enabling them to adapt to their ongoing evolution.
A large floorplate of 50,000 sqft over a single floor required our team to be considerate of connectivity between departments, generating movement throughout the space to prevent silos forming and allowing staff to make the most of sweeping views over the Thames.
The space includes a central area where Deliveroo can hold team events and town hall meetings on their purpose-built ‘rooball pitch’.
The canteen area stretching along the width of the office, has panoramic, south-facing views across the river. The canteen is at the heart of the office: with a social zone in the centre, becoming quieter and more individual toward the perimeter.
The aesthetic of the space takes cue from Deliveroo’s branding as well as the company values. It is a fun but considered environment, which is bright, transformable and importantly connects people.
Head of Facilities at Deliveroo said, “We wanted to create a fun, creative space and Unispace understood this from the outset of the pitch process. The resulting workplace is somewhere our team can come together and generate new ideas, helping us to grow and evolve.”