Huckletree West, located at Mediaworks within White City Place and formerly a part of the BBC Media Village in White City, has been completed. Works began on site in May 2017 and the 30,500 square feet space has been transformed into a lively creative co-working space for developers Stanhope and Mitsui Fudosan. Since its completion, members have been moving in and setting up home at the new west London hub.
Huckletree West is a creative workspace for leading businesses and influencers in the digital lifestyle, media, startup, technology and design industries. The space not only brings together thought leaders under one roof but also provides a unique space for events, workshops and programmes tailored to the specific needs of local and global visitors.
As well as installing a new Mezzanine floor, numerous private studio, resident and flexible workspace, Studio RHE has created a healthy, uplifting environment with the following functions:
- The Auditorium – a 150-seat terrace of stained plywood and stage lighting, directly accessible via Huckletree West and the central atrium. A constant programme of events runs throughout the year for members and the general public.
- VR Studio – a dedicated space for showcasing the latest in virtual and augmented reality in partnership with leading London VR/AR community, Realities Centre.
- Sunken Seating – a comfortable seating area for meetings and small group events with a view over newly landscaped gardens.
- The Kitchen – the social heart of the community, featuring a large concrete and steel bar, as well as natural, wooden picnic tables.
- No-tech Meditation Yurt
- The Willow hut – a recreational space with natural woven, willow walls.
Members also have direct views of external terraces featuring planted gardens, as well as access to smart systems for programmable entrance control to the main building and space use data analytics to record usage.
Richard Hywel Evans, Founder of Studio RHE, comments:
“Our design features a wide range of bespoke detailing and materiality, as Studio RHE has sought to retain and enhance the vibrant atmosphere achieved at the first Huckletree in Shoreditch completed last year. We have used a contemporary and dynamic aesthetic, to create spaces that cater for the evolving tastes and needs of the millennial workforce.”
Gabriela Hersham, Founder and CEO of Huckletree, commented:
“We were drawn to White City Place’s future as a global centre of innovation, and The Mediaworks’ rich cultural history makes it the perfect setting for Huckletree West. We’re delighted to bring together and mentor a new wave of digital lifestyle startups as they make a radical impact on the world.”
West London, an area typically defined by its rich history in the media and fashion sectors, has grown into a modern hub of creative thought. Since Huckletree West’s completion, businesses such as Duke & Dexter, footwear designers, Tiba + Marl, accessories designers, Echo, prescription delivery app developer and virtual reality pioneers, Dream Reality Interactive have since moved into their new home.
Studio RHE is also working on Huckletree D2 in Dublin, Huckletree’s first venture outside of the UK, which is due to be completed at the beginning of December 2017. Located within five minutes’ walk from the renowned Trinity College and was formerly Twitter’s European headquarters, the 30,000 square feet space will be home to 400 members and an accelerator dedicated to startups and entrepreneurs.