Amazon HQ

Loughton Contracts was appointed by leading fit out contractor, ISG, to supply and install all floor coverings to Phase 2 of Amazon’s new London HQ.

On-line retail giant, Amazon, opened its new London HQ in 2017 to support its huge growth in the UK. Loughton Contract’s had successfully supplied and installed all the floor coverings to the first phase located in Shoreditch, London’s trendy business district. The 15-storey building in Principal Place was rumoured to become home to around 5000 Amazon employees once Phase 2 was complete.

Following the successful delivery of Phase 1 we were delighted to be asked to install the flooring on 9 floors, ground to level 8, to the west wing of the building. Following design meetings with ISG and global interior designers HLW, there were multiple, soft and hard, floor coverings specified for each floor.

Each level was approximately 2000m2 and contained tea points, breakout areas, open office space and meeting rooms. The open office space was an expanse of Milliken carpet disrupted only by Desso tiles in the feature breakout areas.

Most of the floors contained a strong timber element used to define curved walkways and mirror the shape of the exposed open ceilings. Our proposed timber flooring supplied by Wood Floors and Accessories was an engineered Oak plank that featured on nearly all floors.

Kitchen tea points and copy areas were fitted with a more practical solution utilising quality LVT’s and vinyl flooring coverings, adding durability and ease of cleaning. Large open spaces on the upper floors had woven vinyl by Bolon installed in a herringbone pattern.

This £1M flooring project had intricate junctions to bespoke joinery, with transitions between the many floor coverings being neatly finished with trims from the CAT range. This fast-paced commercial fit out tested our project team on numerous occasions and clear communication with ISG, along with trade coordination was a necessity.

Main Contractor ISG

Architect HLW

Category Office Space

Products Carpet Tile, LVT, Woven Vinyl, Timber Flooring, LVT, Sheet Vinyl, Marmoleum Tile, Marmoleum Sheet, Entrance Matting