Already boasting a number of London-based coworking spaces, the Runway East team were keen to add a South West location to their fast-growing portfolio. With a mix of existing firms and fast-growing start-ups, Bristol’s vibrant business community was the perfect location for this new venture.
Believing that companies can truly take off when they work side by side, each of Runway East’s spaces (or runways) are designed and built meticulously, specifically created to inject energy, fun and collaboration into their members’ work. With this in mind, it’s no surprise that the team decided to partner with Interaction upon acquiring a prominent 29,903 sq ft harbourside location at 1 Victoria Street.
After 9 weeks on site, the combination of Interaction’s innovative design and effective project management resulted in a modern coworking environment – and one fit for both established and younger companies in Bristol’s ever-developing business sector.
Each of the four floors at Victoria Street has been finished with an individual tea point, choice of offices and glass partioning. Key features across the space include: a roof terrace, Runway Eats (a vibrant café hub), and design quirks such as palette desks and walling. Overall, the space perfectly embodies the modern, creative and fun nature of the Runway East brand.
Commenting on working with Interaction, Spike O’Connell, Expansion Manager at Runway East, said: “We’re thrilled that we chose to work with Interaction for the design and fit-out of our Bristol coworking space – so much so that we’ve asked them to fit out further spaces in our growing portfolio. It’s certainly the start of a great collaborative partnership.
“From the start of the project, we knew that there was something different about Interaction. They are clearly experts in their field but were genuinely fun to work with too – a factor that was pretty key given that Runway East is all about the people.
“We were impressed with every aspect of the project, from initial meetings through to site management and design. Not only did we need a quick turnaround (that Interaction achieved without compromising on standards) but the finished result is a space that perfectly reflects the Runway East brand. Plus, our tenants love it – it’s light and bright, there are spaces for every working requirement, and the vibrant breakout space acts as the perfect hub”.