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20 Great Eastern Street was purchased by Colt in the 1990s to enhance their South East hub and main data centre. After years of leasing the space, Colt have now consolidated their workforce into this single location, occupying it as their European headquarters.
To express their Tech identity and roots Colt wished to have a ’Shoreditch expression’ including a full strip back to the structure exposing the original features; a new core constructed to the east section and façade and roof work to improve the energy efficiency. A deep refurbishment.
The ground floor has a co-working space, that works with the fit out’s co-working strategy. It is part of the colleague and visitor journey through the main building where the floors can flex to accommodate the adjacencies of the business units, finally arriving at a roof terrace that provides fabulous views to the changing Shoreditch landscape. In doing so it has captured the essence of Colt’s low cost, high-value culture, bringing a sense of family and home to the ne HQ.
Photography | David Churchill www.davidchurchill.co.uk
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