Described as ‘the world’s largest dedicated online grocery retailer’, Ocado required an office fitout to match their status. They acquired an additional 25,000 sq ft in Hatfield Business Park across three floors of a building they already had some space in. This gave them the whole building including a full height atrium. The new space was to become a trendy workplace that would bring their teams together and equip them with a manner of environments. Starting as a Cat A blank canvas, Woodhouse listened to the requirements and the detailed design process begun.
The new workplace for Ocado has a raft of branded areas for their employees to use; multiple breakout areas, a suite of cellular meeting rooms and a cafeteria with a blend of architecture and practicality. With their extensive offering in technology, Ocado knew what IT requirements they sought after. These were included in the design, presenting as user-friendly yet visually appealing. You are met at the entrance of the building with a fresh, crisp introduction to Ocado. As you go through to the offices, their branding is reiterated throughout with key design features to enhance collaboration, communication or concentration. Ocado have a space that is modern yet practical and equips the teams to perform their best.