Global Venture Capital Firm Offices – London

Constructive Space designed a new home in London for a global venture capital firm in a grade listed building, focusing on creating a relaxing, collaborative workspace with unique identity and intelligent solutions.

  • Client Unnamed Financial Company,
  • size 2,200 sqft
  • Year 2023
  • Location United Kingdom, London, England,
  • Industry Financial / Investments,
  • A New Home
    Our client, a global venture capital firm, wanted a home in London for its growing business after spending the past year working from a serviced office.

    The chosen space, 22 Tower St, is grade listed and was recently redeveloped from an old school and warehouse, previously acting as Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s dance studio.

    With vaulted ceilings, original arched windows and roof lights, the main objective was to create a relaxing, domestic scale workspace, with a mixture of comfortable, collaborative open workspace and formal cellular settings.

    The Overarching Design
    Initially defined by the client’s designer, we took forward the base concept, developing the ideas, detail and specifications.

    The period features and geometries of the space were used to orientate the major interventions, a series of part glazed modular rooms supplemented by planting, integrated joinery benches and storage, a feature tea point and bar area.

    The result is a space that respects the volumes and architecture of the building but with its own, unique brand and identity.

    Fulfilling The Brief
    We fulfilled our client’s brief by supporting the initial concept, splitting the workspace into 3 separate zones, as defined by the floor plate.

    These zones being a casual kitchen/breakout area and 2 distinct work areas, divided visually with modular, cellular 1, 3 and 8 person pods to enable both focussed and collaborative work and soft, modest domestic scale workspaces.

    Providing Intelligent Solutions
    Due to the grade listed nature of the building the design required some challenges when choosing materials and fixing solutions.

    Very little was physically fixed to the building fabric. The modular rooms are freestanding, as is the tea point and bar unit, and even the comms room isn’t a room but a pod.

    The building and interior remain separate entities, allowing both to contribute to the whole.

    Design: Constructive Space
    Design Team: Adam Burtt-Jones, Soo Park
    Photography: Leo Hoang