As lead architects for Bourne Capital, we developed the Waterloo estate – leaving behind the tired portfolio of buildings and spaces that lacked identity or coordinated design, and instead developed something much more desirable.
The existing building design was a 1970 office development that had been used as a serviced office. However, by carrying out a phased refurbishment, we were able to strip the interior back to the concrete frame and create a Cat A fit out, including all services, toilets and office accommodation, while keeping the remaining spaces occupied.
The new design gives the site character, using the existing building fabric and creating full height ceilings, while opening up the perimeter to allow as much daylight as possible.
This design was then set as the brand approach for a new serviced office concept for Local-London, which is a new brand being developed by Bourne Capital for serviced offices and co-working spaces.