London’s neoclassical beauty Victoria House is now a coworking space

The grand dame has a fresh role

Coffered ceilings, stone floors and an on-site ballroom make Bloomsbury’s freshly renovated Victoria House one of London’s grander flexible workspaces.

The Grade-II listed building, which was completed in the 1920s, has been overhauled by coworking company LABS and architecture studio Hutchinson & Partners, who have built on work done by Will Alsop in the early 2000s.

Ten floors are now coworking spaces, with members also having access to a gym, studio, lecture room, and meeting rooms. The architects have added libraries, nooks and phone booths to the workspaces, and private offices dating back to the 20s have also been preserved – complete with original oak flooring, carved marble and fireplaces.

Photography: ©Ståle_Erikse

Located in the basement is Victoria House’s art deco ballroom, which is available to rent as an events space. Yaara Gooner, Lead Architect and Head of Design at LABS describes the building as ‘a polychrome mélange of multiple layers of history and beauty.’

Those that land themselves a desk in the 100-year-old building will enter via Victoria House’s vast triple-height stone lobby, hung with bronze chandeliers and home to bespoke terrazzo flooring, newly installed by Hutchinson & Partners. They’ll also be able to enjoy a coffee or aperitif on the building’s roof terrace, which has views across west London. Prices for desk space or offices at the London coworking space are available on request.

Photography: ©Ståle_Erikse
Photography: ©Ståle_Erikse
Photography: ©Ståle_Erikse
Photography: ©Ståle_Erikse

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