The Interiors team at Scott Brownrigg have created a ‘newsroom of the future’ for global news provider Thomson Reuters, “reflecting the company’s rich heritage of innovation for reporting the news,” said the designers. The newsroom forms the culmination of four fit-out projects delivered at 5 Canada Square, London, over the last seven years.
Based on the findings from a series of “workshops and engagement sessions,” the internal layout “enhances the work setting by carefully collocating various news teams to improve communication and increase the speed of news flow.”
The new state-of-the-art newsroom is predominately-open plan, with workstations orientated towards a Master Control Room (MCR) multi-screen at the centre of the space. This provides the team visibility of a news story as it breaks and allows for quick and effective sharing of information with their audiences. The editorial team can observe the entire operation from a central meeting room, bordered by spaces for “brainstorming sessions.”
The layout also supports multimedia collaboration with a variety of meeting rooms and settings that double up as on-floor studio spaces, providing a more informal backdrop for interviews when required. Two broadcast studios feature the “highest standards” of anti-vibration, lighting control and acoustic separation, with access to a dedicated green room and makeup facilities.