blueprint

In 2014, Swire Properties launched blueprint, an accelerator programme and co-working space located in Cornwall House, part of the Taikoo Place development which is owned and managed by the company. The blueprint programme provides entrepreneurs with working space, professional support and an extensive mentoring network. It also provides a 10,000 square-foot co-working space for freelancers and small businesses, designed to unite people around a shared interest in technology, accommodate events and encourage collaboration. Sustainability is at the heart of blueprint's planning. Working with Schneider Electric, advanced lighting and temperature controls have been installed to monitor and maximise energy efficiency. Much of the interior design features upcycled materials from the Swire group, such as airline seats from Cathay Pacific, components from marine vessels and vintage Swire Coca-Cola memorabilia.

In 2017, blueprint will evolve into a premium co-working "hub" and move to Dorset House in Taikoo Place, facilitating interactions between small enterprises and big brands. Responding to growing demand from entrepreneurs, creative and digital agencies, the new blueprint will offer private office suites and exciting food and beverage concepts. An atmospheric events floor will play host to a series of engaging professional talks, while the complementary Innovation Centre will showcase the latest in interactive technologies to visitors in futuristic surroundings.