Monmouth Coffee Company, SE1 London, UK
Sheppard Robson ID:SR has led the design of Monmouth Coffee Company’s new offices, roastery and production spaces, transforming seven railway arches in Bermondsey, London.
The firm - founded in 1978 - was one of the first coffee companies to bring sustainably sourced, high-quality coffee to London. Monmouth’s new 1,304m² space brings together all of the brand’s operational facilities, including the office and amenities for the Monmouth team. The project also includes space for two new, larger roasters that produce around five tonnes of coffee a week as well as training facilities and a new shop space, which will be open to the public on Saturday mornings, and form part of a local network of like-minded food businesses.
The expansive industrial nature of the railway arches has been preserved, with the underside of the arches lined in white functional corrugated steel to create a light, clean environment for both food preparation and high-quality office space. The natural separation created by the arches allows the range of spaces to be zoned, separating production areas from the quieter office space.
The office area is enclosed to create a range of work settings, from workstation clusters for the different Monmouth teams to quiet meetings rooms and flexible work settings. Within this, the design uses a black canopy-like structure to give sense of enclosure whilst preserving the drama and scale of the vaults of the railway arches. This framing of the open-plan workspace is reinforced by the subtle overhead up-lighting which is integrated within the structure.
- Monmouth Coffee Company Ltd
- 1,300 m2