Interiors for The Office Group’s flagship co-working space on the Albert Embankment, Vauxhall, inspired by the rich heritage of the building
The Office Group (TOG), which launched in 2003, pioneered the concept of flexible workspace in the UK. Their aim was to reconfigure the British workplace to bring it into line with a fast-changing world, and to create beautifully designed buildings with a wide variety of spaces. TOG now has more than 17,000 members across 33 buildings, Tintagel House is its flagship workspace.
TOG’s largest project to date occupies a prominent position on Albert Embankment, an area that has changed dramatically over the past decades, with the adjacent Nine Elms Development taking shape next door. Offering 8,825 sq. m of serviced office and co-working space, the building also houses communal spaces that include a café, bar, gym, lounge, art gallery and kitchens.
Built in 1960 and occupied by the Metropolitan Police for half a century, Tintagel House has a rich history as home to the infamous flying squad. Whilst Stanton Williams were commissioned to work on the architecture, we worked on the interior design, responding with a scheme that respected the history of the building, which was characterised by innovation, intrigue and investigations. The interiors aesthetically reference archival material from the building in the 1960s, juxtaposed with the new and varied uses, and draw on our knowledge of the local area to create a diverse set of spaces.
The broad menu of interiors varies in degrees of privacy and openness, designed to accommodate and nurture the creative culture both of TOG’s nomadic working community and guests from the surrounding Vauxhall area. A new hub for entrepreneurs and independent businesses, Tintagel House will generate further diversity in the area and contribute to the energy and activity of the revived neighbourhood.