The brief

When integrated gambling and entertainment company Tabcorp, and global media company News Corp, set up a joint adventure to break into the online gambling market in the UK, they required a brand new workspace for their employees.

Selecting a 7,000 sq ft space next door to News Corp’s office within The Shard, Tabcorp’s new workspace needed to accommodate their existing 30-people workforce, whilst also allowing for future expansion. The key requirements were to create a workplace that attracts and retains talented staff, encourages collaboration across teams, and provides flexible working options.

Our solution

With no requirement for client-facing facilities, Tabcorp’s new workspace has been exclusively designed for their staff. Upon entering the space, employees are welcomed into a central collaboration area and tea point. This has been designed to encourage and aid communication and provides a number of working opportunities. Additionally, all fixed desks have been located along the window perimeter to ensure every employee has a great view of the City of London.

This project is an example of efficiently utilising the available space. The floorplate space planning is designed to maximise flexibility using moveable walls, screens and a flexible furniture solution. All have been installed to ensure the space can be used for informal catch-ups, town hall meetings, as well as eating and entertainment space.

The Shard, London Bridge
Sq Ft
8 weeks


Project insight

“Having visited Area’s own agile workspace in Counting House, Tabcorp’s team loved how it is designed to promote flexible working, whilst also supporting collaboration across the numerous Fourfront Group businesses that work within the space. Having the opportunity to engage early with the client meant we completely understood their requirements, and what we needed to deliver.” Nathan Wroughton, Project Director, Area.


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