London Tree Office is a Workspace for Cockney Ewoks

By Nick Cowen on at

If you're currently slugging it out 9-to-5, and long for the wistful days of your youth when you could spend all day in a tree house, then you might want to check out a new work premises in Shoreditch next month.

The charity Groundwork is working with Hackney Council to create a new work space "built in the canopy of a tree" that'll be up and running this summer on. They're calling it TREExOFFICE and it'll come with its own Wi-Fi and will be able to accommodate up to eight people working in it.

The project, which will be erected in Hoxton Square is essentially being put in play to boost the profile of Silicon Roundabout. Local businesses are invited to book space now.

"The innovative design of the ‘tree office’ will provide a space not only where people can work and meet, but also to interact with the natural environment, a vastly different experience from working in a modern office," Hackney councillor Jonathan McShane told the Evening Standard.

"I’m excited to see the people using this space once the project launches early next month."

It is unknown at this stage whether people will enter the tree-house via staircase or rope ladder, or whether there'll be a super secret password everyone needs in order to gain access.