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BUILT WITH:
MICROSOFT


Microsoft Accelerator brings
Silicon Valley to London.

Project Manager:

TURNER & TOWNSEND

Architect:

GENSLER

Quantity Surveyor:

TURNER & TOWNSEND

M&E:

THORNTON REYNOLDS

Form of Contract:

FIDC DESIGN & BUILD

Size:

9,000 SQ. FT

Programme Period:

7 WEEKS

Microsoft Accelerator brings Silicon Valley to London

Microsoft Accelerator is a short cut to success for start-ups; participants gain access to Microsoft’s global network, nearly £500,000 of cloud technology and dedicated office space in London.

The striking new building on 70 Wilson Street has been designed as a low carbon workplace that works hard to maximise comfort, productivity and wellbeing – whilst reducing energy costs. Located in the heart of London’s creative and technology quarter, this new 24/7 facility offers collaborative workspaces along with a space for events such as hackathons to help grow the capital’s start-up ecosystem.

Office Fit-Out Focussed on Innovation

BW fitted out the lower ground and ground floor and fully integrated new exposed services into this highly efficient building system. An eye-catching red metal staircase opens up the space and echoes the industrial aesthetic of the exposed steel beams.

Microsoft’s Accelerator mission is to take good start ups and make them great. Disruptive and passionate tech start-ups looking to grow, partner and prosper now have a great new home within this London accelerator space.

Fit-Out Facts

  • Only two weeks for procurement, 8 weeks to undertake the build and a three week mobilisation period from a stage 2 design for this fast track Design & Build project
  • High quality Cat B fit out of entire ground and first floor for up to 170 people
  • Open plan workspace on the ground floor with cellular workspaces on the lower ground
  • Performance and presentation space with high-end AV, a highly agile open plan area for functions including team presentations and hackathons. Play is brought into the workspace through 1980’s arcade machines, ping pong and table football, lounge area and bar