Shed were asked by The Office Group to design a new location at Victoria Station for their design-led workplace offer, consisting of drop-in workspace, meeting rooms and individual offices.
London Victoria Station has always been a gateway to the world. In the 1930s, luxury trains would depart from Victoria Station on glamorous trips to Paris and Venice. These immaculately restored trains still operate today - and they depart right next to the main entrance to TOG Belle House.
The look and feel starts at the Golden Age of Travel, and arrives at a new Art Deco glamour - via The Grand Budapest Hotel. It's a contemporary spin on the 1930s with a bold, extravagant spirit. You could call it opulent modernism. Significant reconfiguring has taken place to establish an impressive new main entrance directly off the station concourse. Ground and mezzanine floors provide linked drop-in workspace, particularly suited to TOG’s members arriving or departing from Victoria Station. There are further lounge spaces on upper floors. With Bolivian rosewood parquet and rich velvet upholstery, this is a warm and sophisticated environment.
Photography: Dunja Opalko