The Harrington an iconic building in Cape Town’s East City, has been transformed in a state-of-the-art collaborative workspace. Workshop17 offers private offices, dedicated workspaces, meeting rooms and board rooms. The workspace is located on the second floor with direct access from the basement parking where members will find change rooms and shower facilities along with bicycle storage for those that live close by. All interior partitioning has been custom designed, manufactured and installed by Metal Windows.
Access to Workshop17 is via a keycard through Metal Windows automated doors, offering maximum security. We have configured the shopfront partitions to multiple different spaces throughout the 2nd floor. These include The Harrington offers 30 fully-serviced private offices configured boardrooms, shared work spaces, chill spaces and a canteen. We have also created “skype booths” -small offices, fitted with extra thick sound proof glass for privacy. Workshop17 members have access to the hot-desking and dedicated desks scattered throughout the second floor. The lounge areas serve as perfect pit stops and a kitchen located in the area is ideal for making lunch or a quick break from those deadlines and meetings.
In line with Metal Windows innovative approach to window and door design, our team has recently created a brand new super-slim steel-look, Aluminium system – The F16. This interior partition and shopfront system has been used for the first time throughout the 2nd Floor of the newly renovated “The Harrington”, in the Workshop17 and Blend property offices. The Forman F16 slim-line system is the very first significant (stunning) alternative to the generic aluminium systems that have been in use for decades. The Forman F16 system offers thinner 30mm sightlines with invisible glass retention and significant height and glass spacing capabilities. This steel-look system is on trend, with the added advantage of low maintenance and a sleeker finish. The system is available powder coated in any color and is exclusive to Metal Windows.
Workshop17 is a serviced co working space, balancing private offices, meeting rooms and common areas through considered design. Flexible membership plans allow individuals, startups and established businesses to coexist in a workspace that promotes productivity and wellbeing. This is the newest in the Workshop17 group which opened in April 2019. MW was created spaces for the Workshop17 at the Watershed, V&A Watefront in 2015.
Blend Property, the developers of The Harrington building are also situated in offices on the 2nd floor. Finishes are high end with a juxtaposition of textures, wood, glass, steel, stone and metal. Muted natural colours and clean-lined simplicity prevail as a backdrop to a diverse private collection of contemporary Art and sculpture. This vibrant part of Cape Town is fast becoming an attraction for both tourists and locals and the street is buzzing during any time of the day. Art galleries, coffee spots and boutique eateries complement the nightlife on the strip with The Harrington at the centre of the buzz.
For more information about our FORMAN Brand F16 system call Metal Windows on 021 448 4333 Mon-Friday. Visit us online 24/7 www.metalwindows.co.za
For more info about Workshop17 https://workshop17.co.za/the-harrington. Photos Riaan Lourens of Lourens Rossouw Photography 072 035 7754