Universal Design Studio took charge of the interiors and was inspired by the Tintagel’s ‘secret life’ as the police HQ. Materials such as brushed stainless steel were chosen in reference to the building’s history of innovation – particularly its role as the home of the first-ever police computer. — The Spaces
One of the biggest challenges we faced was in transforming the ground level spaces that were hidden behind a seemingly closed-looking facade, set back behind a driveway and creating a disconnect between the street and the entrance.
We wanted to create an engaging and open public space that reached out to the street and linked through to the waterfront of the Thames. This focus on openness resulted in an accessible hybrid ground level that is relevant to TOG’s community of co-working members, as well as the surrounding working community.
The driver for the design of these spaces was the desire to generate opportunities for people to meet and connect. By overlaying references from hospitality, culture, commerce and workspace all under one roof, we created a rich and varied range of spaces that push the boundaries of what a workspace can and should be. The ecosystem at Tintagel House can support the needs and desires of the nomadic worker in the broadest sense.