Transformation From Grey to Green at 160 Blackfriars

Situated in the heart of London, Friars Yard at 160 Blackfriars Road has been dramatically transformed from mundane commercial offices and a grey rooftop terrace into a vibrant and inspiring workspace with new breakout areas. This remarkable transformation is the result of a collaboration between Leaflike, specialists in biophilic design, and QOB Interiors, experts in high-end fit-out and refurbishments.


From Bland to Botanical

Inside, the transformation includes lush greenery that revitalises the space. The diverse range of plants, meticulously chosen for their visual impact, enhances the aesthetics and acts as natural air purifiers, releasing oxygen and reducing carbon emissions. 


Leaflike has created a healthier work environment that fosters productivity and well-being. By incorporating natural elements and stimulating a connection with nature, it leaves a lasting positive impact and makes employees feel good about coming to work.



The Rooftop Terrace: An Urban Oasis

The rooftop terrace, offering stunning 360-degree views across the city, is more than just a space – it’s an immersive experience. From this vantage point, you can see iconic landmarks like The Shard, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the London Eye, The Gherkin, and The Walkie-Talkie, creating a rich and diverse skyline that showcases the historical and contemporary essence of London.


Leaflike crafted a tranquil garden high above the bustling city, providing a haven for workers and guests. Screening plants provide natural barriers, enhancing seclusion and tranquillity, while robust species like lavender promote biodiversity by attracting pollinators. These green spaces also act as natural sound insulators, creating a peaceful environment amidst the city’s constant hum.



Redefining the Workplace Experience

The transformation of Friars Yard is a testament to the power of thoughtful design and biophilic integration. Leaflike has turned a once-bland office space into a vibrant environment that elevates aesthetics, employee well-being, productivity, and sustainability. The rooftop terrace, the crown jewel of this project, offers a multitude of tangible benefits, making it a true urban oasis.


At Leaflike, we create immersive, multisensory experiences that transform how you perceive and interact with your surroundings.

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