Allen & Overy’s Fuse Tech Innovation Space Design Revealed
July 4, 2017
Allen & Overy has revealed designs for its new tech innovation space, Fuse, where tech companies, Allen & Overy lawyers, technologists and their clients will collaborate to explore, develop and test legal, regulatory and deal-related solutions.
The specially-created area, designed by Jump Studios, which will house up to 60 co-workers within Allen & Overy’s London offices on the boundary of Shoreditch and the City of London, will be open to early-stage and more mature tech companies. The brief for Fuse is centred around five ‘C’s: Collaboration, Community, Concentration, Contemplation and Confidentiality.
The design features include a combination of open office space, single workstation kiosks and a secure working space for confidential groups or meetings. The design also allows for flexible use, and can be converted into a demonstration and social area for lectures and social events.
Fuse will be offering a diverse program of lectures that require flexibility. Flip up tables and a large curtain helps to accommodate the different settings for presentations, contributing to a more domestic look and feel. A large interactive screen will be used for presentations and for displaying videos throughout the day.
A strategically placed coffee kiosk and lounge area will enhance the community-feel of the space, helping to generate an ambience that is both relaxed and sophisticated at the same time.
Once in residence, companies will have access to the expertise of Allen & Overy lawyers, technologists and clients to co-create practical solutions to some of the challenges faced by companies, financial institutions and law firms today.
Simon Jordan, Co-Founder of Jump Studios, said: “Fuse is a dynamic, flexible and informal workspace that will have its own identity within Allen & Overy’s London office. The design focuses on opening up the existing, traditional layout to create a range of social, meeting, intimate and informal workspaces that will stimulate collaboration and tech business solutions.”