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Graphcore HQ - Concept4
Graphcore HQ

Project brief

Concept4 were appointed to develop creative office design proposals by new start-up Graphcore in 2016. The initial client brief was provided by Nigel Toon, founder & CEO including an inspired idea for a barista bar reception to provide an amazing coffee experience for visitors and staff.  

The design philosophy was to create an industrial style environment with exposed ceilings & new stainless-steel HVAC units, feature suspended lighting and adding brick slips, wooden flooring, communal breakout areas and more relaxed furniture in meeting rooms.

We created accommodation expansion plans to match accelerated rapid growth in projected headcount with detailed budget forecasts for each additional phase. We have now fully refurbished 4 floors covering 34,000 ft2 including Cat A requirements and client fit-out both on time and to agreed budgets.  

Concept4 specified and installed all furniture including height adjustable desks and initiated a global framework agreement with Herman Miller.

  • Sector: Technology
  • Project value: £3 Million+
  • Timeframe: Appointed from company start-up in 2016
  • Location: Bristol


  • Design, Space planning
  • Office fit-out
  • Office furniture
  • Office moves & relocation

Client background

Graphcore has built a completely new kind of processor with software designed specifically for the advancing age of artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Other project locations

London, Cambridge, Palo Alto (US), Oslo (Norway),
Hsinchu (Taiwan), Beijing (China).

“Graphcore engaged Concept4 for the design and fitout of its head office in Bristol and as a result its successful completion, subsequently as offices were added in the UK (Cambridge and London) and with further expansion in Bristol. To ensure consistency of design concept and working space, Graphcore also engaged Concept4 for the design and project management of international expansion into offices in the US, Norway, Taiwan and China. 

All elements of the respective processes, from initial designs to the timely completion of each project have worked extremely well and Concept4 have consistently delivered at a competitive price, a high standard and most importantly, creating workspaces that our employees and visitors appreciate and value”

Nick Bishop CFO, Graphcore