Second-floor 'wellness' market unveiled at 22 Bishopsgate in London
The Morris Project in partnership with DesignLSM has unveiled 22 Bishopsgate’s Market, managed by Rhubarb Hospitality Collection.
Thecmarket spans the entire second floor (20,000 ft) of the UK’s first wellbeing building, 22 Bishopsgate, and is designed to be a vertical village focused on the modern office worker and their evolving needs. Sustainability, wellbeing and community will be at its heart.
Commissioned by AXA IM and Sir Stuart Lipton for the 62 storey building, The Market, is Europe’s first ever wellness food hall. The design team’s aim was to emulate London’s tradition of the guilds, of which there were once 90, whose purpose was to provide welfare to their members, and a place to gather and share ideas. After years of decline, urban guilds are experiencing a revival, and the design for 22 Bishopsgate seeks to emulate their objectives; encouraging the development of community while supporting collaboration, well-being, and discovery.
The Restaurant & Terrace will provide a welcoming “local” for meetings and gatherings; The Terrace has its own bar and relaxed seating.
The Market includes four kiosks which will offer a variety of nutritious & delicious options and highlight a diverse group of future tastemakers.
The Market Hub Events Space will support dynamic programming of music, talks and private events.
Floor-to-ceiling walls at 20 per cent taller than in a market-standard building, give a sense of volume and space to increase wellbeing of residents. Triple glazed windows, which not only increase the energy efficiency of the building but also reduce noise and boost the level of natural daylight by 60 per cent, reducing need for internal lighting and providing a healthier environment.
Innovative technology creating convenience for residents who want their coffee ready to pick-up on arrival, or lunch delivered to their desk.
Amy Morris, Founder of the Morris Project, and recipient of the James Beard Award for Outstanding Restaurant Design, says: “Our number one goal was to design a space that is a hive for collaboration. Providing support for balance and wellbeing in business and daily life. I believe whole heartedly in 22 Bishopsgate’s vision to radically embrace a new environment for the way we work. Your surroundings have a strong impact on your day. The Morris Project's partnership with DesignLSM aims to create spaces that invite collaboration and spark ideas. It's a dream project with a dream team in one of my favourite cities."
Holly Hallam, Managing Director, DesignLSM, says; “We are thrilled to be a part of this monumental and exciting development of 22 Bishopsgate. Our collaborative design with US agency The Morris Project delivers a highly polished and thoughtful aesthetic capturing the spirit of a modern-day guild.” Karen Taylor, Design Director, DesignLSM adds: “Our aim was to create a true “sense of place”; reflecting the heritage of the locality with a contemporary outlook; perfect for 22 Bishopsgate community to unwind, dine, relax and socialise.”