15 October 2019 South Coast Property Awards ‘Workplace Environment’ category trophy presented to Southampton City Council

Oct 25, 2019

The ongoing success story of Network Eagle Lab is continuing after the venue won the Workplace Environment award at this year’s prestigious South Coast Property Awards event, which took place at the Ageas bowl

Southampton’s first collaborative co-working space, occupying a 12,500 sq ft re-purposed retail space on the second floor of the Marlands shopping centre supports co-workers from the creative, digital and knowledge based sectors.

Opened in June, it offers cutting edge technology combined with comfortable open plan facilities and office spaces. Barclays Eagle Labs have been appointed as partners to run the venture.

Southampton City Council made a £1.5m capital investment in the creation of Network and worked with numerous partners, to ensure a top end fit-out was completed. One of these partner organisations was HPW Architecture Ltd, who completed the high-spec design and fit-out at the venue.

HPW were the winning finalists at the South Coast Property Awards for the Workplace Environment category for their work at the Network Eagle Lab and collected the award on the night, before presenting it to the council at a recent handover event at the venue in the Marlands.

“We designed the Network Eagle Lab on behalf of our client, Southampton City Council, and it has been very well received, which is why we felt it was important to share the recognition and the award with the council.”

Alex Urquhart, Director at HPW Architecture

“The city council had a very clear vision that the space would provide creative, digital and knowledge based entrepreneurs with a contemporary co-working space that would encourage the freedom to work in a collaborative environment. The Network Eagle Lab is delivering exactly that.”

Councillor Christopher Hammond, Leader of Southampton City Council

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