This project is the new European HQ of Hortonworks, the hi-tech California-based start-up. The initiative reflects the company’s continued growth and success in international markets and also brings a new Hadoop (programming framework) open source community hub to central London. The office location takes advantage of the wealth of tech talent in the area and better serves Hortonworks’ rapidly growing customer and partner bases.
Echoing the company’s expertise in innovative open-source software, the new HQ has a focus on open collaborative spaces to encourage chance encounters, rather than using traditional office workstations. Hortonworks’ employees and partners (including Jaguar, The Home Office and Zurich Insurance) are actively encouraged to spend time in the front of house area to create connections and interact with the open source community.
We were able to combine pioneering BIM and 3D design expertise with a strong understanding of tech sector trends to create practical, state-of-the-art offices for 35 staff members. Clear leadership and direction was vital to successfully translate this mature, dynamic brand into the UK. The Hortonworks leadership team engaged with partners, customers and the Hadoop community to discuss how the new space could best benefit all parties.
Their feedback was used to decide on the new location – in the heart of the London financial district – and to influence the design of the new headquarters. As a result, the new facility significantly increases Hortonworks’ current floor space. In addition to equipping the company with an open environment promoting collaboration, the new space encourages individuals and teams to interact and share ideas.
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Workplace UK, for Hortonworks
Commercial office Cat B Fit-Out