With its lively cultural scene, thriving businesses and diverse local community, the borough of Southwark has long been a vibrant creative and commercial hub in London. A stroll in the area at peak time on any weekday would reassure you that the borough’s identity outlived the pandemic, as workers hurry to the office, streams of bicycles whiz along its cycle artery and the Jubilee line is buzzy with hasty commuters.

Inevitably, the new working habits had an impact here too, but the area has already become a nerve centre of innovative workplaces. Architects and developers active in the district are rethinking the role and functions of work spaces through ingenious projects that continue to attract Southwark’s belonging community of professionals.

Among the first to seize this opportunity was private investment holding Middlecap, which since 2019, has been working with architecture studio SPPARC on a landmark post-pandemic, future-proofed office scheme.