Brief overview

The International Water Association (IWA) was moving from an existing office in the west end, their new build; The Export Building, is an iconic, feature rich building that exudes style. With large timber beams, exposed services and a water feature nearby, the office was designed to maximise those features. When approaching the design of the office interior we wanted the transition from the public space into the IWA space to feel seamless. This was achieved by using materials and colour palettes that suited both the IWA brand and the building style.

Project location:

East India Docks, London

Project size:

7,000 sq. ft.


The collaborative work functionality, adventurous flooring layout and material combination.

Welcome Area
Collaboration Space
Tea Point
Executive Office
Meeting Room
Feature Ceiling Rafts
Welcome to IWA

Part of the team from the moment you arrive

The final reception design was located adjacent to the communal tea point. When you arrive at the IWA office you immediately feel part of the team. Visitors can help themselves to refreshments prior to going into one of the nearby meeting rooms or sitting in one of the adjacent railway carriage booths.

The heart of the office

The central teapoint

The angular tea point is positioned to be welcoming to the entry point of the office. A geometric tiled splash back is added to reinforce the angular design to the exterior of the building and also the creative carpet layout.

Flexible function

Adjustable rooms

A large boardroom is divided into two small and one medium sized room, providing complete flexibility within the space, from an all hands meeting to smaller focused 1-2-1 meetings, a single space can service all requirements.

How The Project Was Received
We love our new office. The space is something for us to be truly proud of and will assist us with talent attraction and retention. Thank you to all at FSL.

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