Morgan Lovell has won the 'Small/Medium Commercial Interiors Project of the Year' award for designing the new London offices for leading technology consultancy, ThoughtWorks.

Morgan Lovell is celebrating stellar success following the annual Mixology 15 awards ceremony in London.

Recognised by an independent panel of industry professionals for implementing the highest standards of design, Morgan Lovell was awarded Commercial Interiors Project of the Year in the small to medium category for workspaces under 50,000 sq ft, having provided an exceptional new office for client ThoughtWorks – a software development consultancy.

Senior designer at Morgan Lovell London Michelle Carr revealed that the idea behind the design for ThoughtWorks was to create an inviting space, reflecting the personality of the company and supporting the way its employees need to work. The main premise of the design solution was to maximise the 6,945 sq ft floorplate and enhance areas for productive work, as well as provide a sustainable and environmentally-friendly fit out.

Michelle Carr continued: “The back of house space has got lots of alternative work settings from desk space positions to quiet booths, standing height tables, closed two- and three-person meeting rooms, games room and a ‘community’ space. Everything has a purpose and there are a myriad of different workspaces; ultimately, it’s a fun and exciting place.”

The moveable furniture and walls, multiple activity-based work areas, and central hub come together to enable healthy working practice and greater collaboration. Using a bright colour palette and maximising natural light through large feature windows, Morgan Lovell created an inspirational environment with informal meeting areas and gallery-style art wall.

Morgan Lovell also incorporated a bicycle wheel memorial sculpture to celebrate a former ThoughtWorks managing director who passed away, as well as reconditioned furniture from a charitable organisation that supports vulnerable at risk youngsters by providing training in a trade.

Maneesh Subherwal, UK managing director of ThoughtWorks adds:

"The feedback from staff has been excellent – a lot of people are excited about a new start, a new beginning.

My favourite space in the office is the lunch café. You really get a sense of people coming together, collectively sharing and getting to know each other. Part of my mandate for the office was to enable a space where we have lots of colour and light in line with our brand, and I think we got there.”

We have 30 offices around the world and this one is the best.

Maneesh Subherwal, UK managing director of ThoughtWorks