ARC Club, Homerton
ARC Club is a new kind of neighbourhood workplace with its first pilot in Homerton, London. A productive, shared workspace designed for local residents who work from home. The Homerton site occupies 236 sq m on the ground floor of a typical residential development.
The challenge with ARC Club was to create a scalable solution. Since affordability is at the heart of our offering, our approach had to be one that embraced the constraints of the space, while delivering something that was neither commercial nor boring.
Unlike other coworking spaces, we are geared exclusively towards solo workers, which is why we opted for a modular pod system, operating on a standard sheet size grid, which is easily replicable. It comprises two soundproof cubes in waxed birch ply, containing meeting rooms, printing, storage and a kitchen, effectively breaking the large open space into four different zones. We have also created custom-built furniture to provide continuity across different ARC Clubs.