TOG collaborate with Universal Design Studio to create distinctive and flexible workspace.
TOG has opened its 40th workspace: a seven-floor building in London’s Knowledge Quarter, housing versatile workspaces of every size, with interiors by Universal Design Studio. The premium flexible workspace provider with a platform of more than 50 buildings across the UK and Germany, has launched its 40th London workspace: 210 Euston Road, in the heart of the prestigious Knowledge Quarter. At 69,000sq ft, the seven-floor building is one of TOG’s largest workspaces to date, as well as its first to launch in the wake of the Covid pandemic.
Once the home of the Aga Khan Foundation, 210 Euston Road has been thoroughly and sensitively redeveloped by TOG and the project design team, Universal Design Studio (Universal), with the global return to the workplace in mind. Two of the upper floors are designed for individual businesses with space for up to 150 workstations, while the other floors are devoted to smaller office units and, on the lower floors, co-working, with more than 800 workspaces throughout the building (and capacity to configure the space for more as clients need). All workspaces have been designed to accommodate TOG’s vision of new hybrid working cultures and the role of the office as a versatile hub for collaboration, characterised by inviting and agile space.
Interiors have been designed and detailed in collaboration with Universal Design Studio’s inspired architects, who have brought their detail-driven focus to bear on every inch of the workspaces. 210 Euston Road is Universal’s’ third interior collaboration with TOG and continues their approach of letting the location inform the tenor of the design. In this case, TOG and the Universal team looked to the building’s Knowledge Quarter surroundings, and in particular its numerous learning and research institutions, and set out to create their own modern-day institution.
Seamlessly weaving together, the practical functionality of the workspace with the aesthetic standards associated with luxury hospitality settings, TOG and Universal have delivered a bright, richly detailed environment full of warmth and texture – from the grand and contemporary oak-clad reception all the way up to the parquet-floored, cork-ceilinged bar and event space on the top floor.
Photo credit Simon Bevan.