Workspaces have come of age. Office Freedom shares some of the best around...

Boring, sterile offices that we now associate with turn of the century films about the frustrations of working life are a thing of the past - thank goodness. Workspaces have come of age. Many boast beautiful interiors and are designed around employee productivity, collaboration and happiness. Carefully curated by a team of dedicated architects and interior designers, offices today are quite often a sight to behold.

Here Office Freedom flicks through its rolodex and shares some of the most beautiful workspaces they’ve come across so far...

The Art Gallery

Is it a workspace or is it a really cool new gallery? You’d be forgiven for assuming the latter. Office operator Halkin has teamed up with the Mayfair-based Rose & King Gallery in a partnership that has transformed their own West End space into something of a masterpiece. A selection of carefully curated artwork lines the corridors and breakout spaces of all five of their London locations - Watford’s has Pop Art!

Members can download an app to view different versions of the artwork.

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Chandelier Sophistication

Brand new and situated in the fun part of Paddington amongst all the new bars and restaurants, this stunning nine-storey building is dressed to impress. Every single design detail has been carefully considered, from the lighting to the furniture on the roof terrace. It’s functional as well as beautiful - part of the basement serves as bike storage and the terrace is home to London’s highest basketball court!

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Nautical Dreams

Did you know you can rent offices in a ship, but not just any ship - the HMS President 1918? Moored at Victoria Embankment, this unique work environment offers desk space in private offices for 1 to 20 person businesses. Members are also given a Presidents Club membership which includes access to an open plan lounge space that turns into an event space at nightfall.

Residents can toast done deals on the deck of the former U-boat.

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1920s Modernist Masterpiece

‘20s film star Greta Garbo wouldn’t look out of place in this opulent yet classically understated environment - a hidden gem in the heart of Mayfair. The design palette sees hues of greens, golds, black and white combine to evoke the roaring 1920s, and touches of the Art Deco era can be seen in the fit out and furnishings.

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Contemporary Classic

Mixing upcycled vintage with 21st century design, this workspace in the City perfectly encapsulates the popular office design trend of today. The coworking and hot desking spaces feature quirky furnishings, the latest technology and a wide range of amenities including showers, bike storage and even an on-site bike repair shop, aptly named ‘Spanner’.

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And there you have it: five interior design-led workspaces sculpted around the needs and requirements of the modern SME. We can think of many more, and additional properties are coming on the market every single week. Keep an eye on the OF blog for the latest in flexible workspace news and trends.

Office Freedom, sponsors the GWG Awards Business Category, matches SMEs with incredible flexible workspaces across the globe. If you’re looking for a workspace or you’d like more information on any of the above properties, call 0800 524 4118.

October 2018