Award-winning architecture and design practice BuckleyGrayYeoman has completed a 60,000 sq ft fit-out for its long-standing client The Office Group (TOG), the British pioneer of flexible workspaces and co-working spaces.
Spanning across three floors, the adaptable workspace and additional club areas are located at an intersection of Bloomsbury Way and New Oxford Street, benefitting from the building’s close proximity to Holborn and Tottenham Court Road tube stations as well as the future Elizabeth Line.
The project is inspired by The Bloomsbury Group of writers, artists and intellectuals and evokes the sense of a private members’ club. Throughout, statement pieces such as a Grand Piano and a Gramophone embellish classic vintage interiors that are brought up to date with crisp and meticulous detailing.
Eclectic work spaces are located off a central avenue and the refurbishment also includes meeting rooms, breakout areas, round tables, shared work tables and booth seating.
The scheme also incorporates unique facilities for TOG members such as a Vinyl library, a welcoming lounge area, phone booths and a reading room.
Matt Yeoman, Director of BuckleyGrayYeoman, said:
Our design for 10 Bloomsbury Way responds to our client’s brief to create a tailored and elegant workspace. We have worked carefully to evoke a vintage ambience throughout and have overlaid contemporary features that resonate with the buildings rich heritage.”
The material palette for the fit out comprises fumed oak surfaces, Bolon flooring and subtle bare walls, which are heightened by bronze detailing and exposed iron structures. Inlaid rich green leather desks, terracotta tiles and simplistic lighting also enhance the design.
BuckleyGrayYeoman was responsible for the recent refurbishment and extension of the 1940s building,which proudly sits near to Hawksmoor’s last London church, the Grade I listed St George of Bloomsbury, completed in April 2015. The neo-classical building was occupied by the Ministry of Defence prior to the revamp.
10 Bloomsbury Way builds on BuckleyGrayYeoman’s previous work for The Office Group including Henry Wood House off Oxford Street and The Black and White Building in Shoreditch.
Charlie Green, co-CEO, The Office Group, added:
We followed this project throughout its refurbishment and fell in love with the building and its new interiors. We then looked to continue the look and feel throughout our space. We are delighted with the end result and very proud to add 10 Bloomsbury Way to our portfolio.
The Office Group’s members have free access to this newly opened workspace at 10 Bloomsbury Way.