Popping-in?

We designed our studio; it's filled with light and music. There are multiple meeting rooms, a well stocked kitchen, and an indoor garden (with fishpond). Pop-in for tea and stay to use a spare desk for as long as you need.

11 Greenwich Centre Business Park,
53 Norman Road, Greenwich
London SE10 9QF

Public transport

We’re next to Greenwich train and DLR station. We have a door right on the concourse but it’s different to our postal address.

From Greenwich rail platform

This video shows the route to take from the train that will arrive at Greenwich rail station from London Bridge.

From Greenwich DLR station

This video shows the route to take from the DLR that will arrive at Greenwich DLR station from Bank.

By car

If you have to come by car, we have a couple of parking spaces in front of our studio. Call ahead to make sure they’re free, and use our postcode (SE10 9QF) to guide you in.

Get in touch

We’d love to hear from you. Use whichever medium works best for you.

11 Greenwich Centre Business Park,
53 Norman Road, Greenwich
London SE10 9QF

New project enquiry

It's exciting to chat about potential new projects. We don't have a ‘sales’ team or a form to fill in. Call us or give us a little detail via email and we'll get straight back to you.

enquiry@cogdesign.com

Website support

If you're a client then you'll be best served by calling us or contacting us via Basecamp, otherwise you can use this dedicated email that reaches all of the digital team.

digital@cogdesign.com

Finance questions

This email hits the inboxes of the people who deal with our bookkeeping and finances.

accounts@cogdesign.com

Just want a chat?

Sometimes enquiries don't fall neatly under a heading, do they?

hello@cogdesign.com

Cultural Calendar

A round-up of recommendations and reviews, sent on the first Friday of each month, topped-off with a commissioned image from a talented new illustrator. Sign-up and tell your friends.

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Cog News

An irregular update of activity from our studio. Showing off about great new projects, announcements, job opportunities, that sort of thing. Sign-up and tell your friends.

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Jaws at Brockwell Lido

Jaws at Brockwell Lido

Sharks! Swimming Pools! Storms! The Cog team line up their towels on the pool side, ready for an outdoor screening of Jaws.

We love these outdoor screenings. It’s what summer was invented for. So as the various cinematic offerings came flooding in on promotional emails – of which there were many, as you can’t go into an actual cinema from May to September these days – we crowded round my computer to debate the merits of Dirty Dancing in the grounds of a manor house, The Shining in a graveyard, and Trainspotting in a toilet cubicle (that one’s made up). There were so many to choose from, and only one night. How could we possibly decide? But then… hang on! Jaws? in an outdoor Swimming Pool? Yes please.

So, at what is quite possibly the latest Cog Night start time ever (9:15pm), we rolled up to Brockwell Lido slightly giddy with excitement. We had a futon to sit on; a lot of picnic snacks; some gin in a can; and loads of blankets. We snuggled in ready for the picture, merrily stuffing popcorn into our mouths, at the side of the beautiful Art Deco Grade II listed poolside. It was at this point that the wind picked up and the pre-cinema entertainment started.

For the cinema viewer that prefers to live a little dangerously, there was VIP seating in inflatable dinghies that floated on the pool. As the wind picked up, and the thunder began to rumble, we watched the bravado blanche out of the faces of the VIPers, as they gingerly tried to step into the bucking boats with Bollinger bubbling over-board. ‘Pff. They’re going to need to get a bigger boat’ we sniggered as the film started. So did the the first flashes of lightning, and the raindrops, and so the sea of umbrellas shot up.

What can I say about Jaws? It’s just great isn’t it? It’s as old as time – older than most of the Cog team in fact – and is just spectacular. Without giving too much away it is about a massive great white shark that would have trouble swimming in the 50m pool we were sitting next to. It eats stuff – mostly boats and people, but possibly also a dog – and everyone tries to kill it, with little thought about the health and safety implications of attempting to.

For the real filmos there are all sorts of iconic shots that get discussed in film schools, references to cult cinema and literature, and the schadenfreude that the main protagonist, Chief Martin Brody has come to the quiet seaside town, to get away from the bloodshed and murder of the NYC streets – oh the irony!

We all cheered at the appropriate lines. We jumped at the appropriate effects. And turned to each other with worried looks as the storm got closer, but it all added to the atmosphere. These site-specific cinema experiences are all well and good, but when you really luck out and exit the cinema looking like you have actually survived a shark onboard the boat (The Orca for the fact fans) then you know you’ve had a winning Cog Night.