Sports Interactive – Olympic Park

The Brief

We were approached by Sports Interactive after successfully refurbishing their offices previously. They returned to us with the view of taking space in exciting new premises within Here East at the prestigious Queen Elizabeth’s Olympic Park, London. This was particularly challenging as they were bringing the entire company from three separate floors to one large open plan space, however the hub that is Here East gave them an opportunity to create a very creative, engaging and cohesive space. In summary the brief was to create an environment that would enable and aid advancements within the company and attract the best talent.

The Visualisation

Environments for Business carried out full surveys and preliminary space plans of multiple office spaces within Here East, assisting Sports Interactive in choosing which of these spaces suited their needs and requirements best. With a premium preferred space and location selected, the design team began working closely with Sports Interactive to visualise an adaptable open plan working facility, this inspired great energy, creativity and collaborative working between teams. A key part of this was to create a breakout and bar area for staff breaks and functions with added flair.

The Realisation

The finished result was one to be extremely proud of, the intricacies of planning, designing, specifying and consistently adhering to strict time frames are what made this possible. The fit out consisted of multiple technical hurdles that were overcome, such as the amalgamation of Sports Interactives vital server systems as well as providing adequate cooling from the estate wide installation. The breakout area with a distinctive sports bar theme, a pool table, herringbone floor and integrated kegerator came together to create a central showpiece. The company as a whole is now united in a joyful, stimulating and attractive place to work.

Testimonial

Due to changes in work practices and an increasingly outdated work space we made the important decision to move our team to a new location. Having successfully worked with Environments for Business on past projects, they were the obvious choice to assist us with taking this project forward. After identifying a number of potential spaces within Here East in London’s Olympic Park, Environments for Business set about with the initial survey and test fit process. Once this was complete, we settled on the space and worked with Environments for Business to design a distinct and exclusive working environment, one suitable for our modern tech company and of the caliber to attract the best staff possible to our enterprise. Despite time constraints and a requirement to move in over Easter the project ran to schedule and resulted in a truly outstanding work space that is personalised to Sports Interactive. The centerpiece of this is our breakout area, which takes the form of a Sports Bar, providing our team with a fantastic social space for both during office hours and after. Environments for Business delivered a fantastic level of finish across the project and we have had our brief clearly met.

– Alex Bell, Studio Operations Manager