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Clockwise Southampton

Working, socialising, networking

Someone working at the reception at Mountbatten House Southampton

Mountbatten House, home to Clockwise Southampton, is a new, flexible co-working space designed to encourage members to interact, network and socialise.

For those wishing to seek a change from the long, in-to-London commute, or simply escape the confines of home working, Mountbatten House blends the benefits of face-to-face interaction with the advantages of remote working.

Someone exiting one of the office pods at Mountbatten House Southampton
Someone sat in a quiet booth, with a tea point station adjacent at Mountbatten House Southampton

Previously a tired, 1990s office space, we stripped out the existing, internal space and re-modelled it into a more contemporary layout – one which focuses on collaboration. There are typical private offices, but also cutting-edge, steel-clad office pods and desks that are combined with planters.

Quiet booth and tea point at Mountbatten House Southampton
Person working in a zoom room at Mountbatten House Southampton

Emphasising subtlety and calmness, the space features smooth and curved finishes, simple shapes and organic colours to welcome users and support their wellbeing. Curved joinery is also dotted throughout the social spaces to create visual landmarks and define zones. Drawing on Southampton’s marine heritage and surrounding Regency architecture, gives the building both a bold identity and a strong connection to its context.

People socialising in the social café space at Mountbatten House Southampton
social space entrance at Mountbatten House Southampton

The project uses long-lasting, sustainable, recycled, low VOC materials. Select pieces of furniture are made from marine waste, the paint used on all the walls is lime based, and existing carpet tiles have been reused where possible, as well as most of the services and lifts. A new bike store, showers, and changing room support users to adopt a more active, environmentally-conscious lifestyle.

Bike hung up in a cycling storage facility
Person working outside on the terrace at Mountbatten House Southampton
Social seating and exposed brick at Mountbatten House Southampton

Project details

Project name: Clockwise Southampton

Location: Southampton, UK

Service: Sustainable design

Value: < £20M

Scope: Interior design

Clients: Castleforge Partners, Clockwise

Status: Complete

Completion date: 2022

Project manager / cost consultant: Quartz

M&E engineer: Lehding Services Design

Structural engineer: Tier

Fire engineer: Bureau Veritas

Lighting design: InTo

Approved inspector: Regional Building Control

Art / murals: Bud Studio

Acoustic engineer: Sandy Brown

Contractor: Hop Interiors

Photography: Ruth Ward


World Interior Awards (WIN) 2023
Studios, Co-Working Spaces & Home Offices - WInner

BCO Awards 2023
Fit Out of Workplace - Winner

If you want to know more about our workplace work, contact Nick Gaskell

If you want to know more about our interior design work, contact Morag Morrison