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WALKING THROUGH ALICE’S WATERLOO WONDERLAND

2 years ago By: private: zac goodman

Serviced offices in general have never exactly been known to represent the more radical or extraordinary side of office interior design concepts, until now.

Attractively located close to London’s iconic Southbank, a new 35,000 sq ft serviced office building located in the Waterloo quarter opened its doors earlier this year to reveal a truly magical environment filled with serviced office space with fantasy back drops, eight meeting rooms and communal areas, each room more enchanting than the last and all inspired by Lewis Carroll’s 1865 novel, Alice in Wonderland.

These colourful, fully furnished offices designed by Workplace Consultant Peldon Rose are perfect for SME’s and vibrant start-ups who want a more quirky setting for their business environment, it would be difficult ‘not’ to impress a client whilst seated in a boardroom themed on the mad hatters tea party.

So without further ado, as we make our way walking through Alice’s ‘Waterloo Wonderland’ we begin our journey at the heart of it all:

THE QUEEN OF HEARTS BOARDROOM

Fitting to have the room where discussions and decisions are made themed against the ruler herself of Wonderland as she peers from the giant playing cards directly over the pristine white boardroom table.

Moving on and walking through the immaculate corridors, intentionally toned down to give maximum visual impact when entering a room we see the pivotal character to the story, the White Rabbit. Although without his stopwatch he is still a brilliant reminder ‘not to be late’ whilst on route to a meeting.

TWEEDLE-DEE AND TWEEDLE-DUM

‘Curiouser and curiouser!’ The Wonderland theme wouldn’t be complete without these two familiar and peculiar characters present.

PEEKING DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE

This sleek design in one of the other meeting areas, with white walls and glass furniture wouldn’t appear too out of the ordinary, until you glance up to see Alice peering over as the white rabbit bounces down the rabbit hole (in the story that is).

THE CHESHIRE CAT MEETING ROOM

Another fundamental character, the Cheshire Cat, which is actually said to ironically represent logic in a world of nonsense has also been skilfully positioned within another meeting area.

THE ROSE GARDEN

The media lounge is a peaceful place to retire, with communal areas and private booths set amongst rose petals and shrubbery themed on the Queen’s croquet-ground.

THE RECEPTION

The Wonderland theme is carried out consistently throughout all communal areas including the reception area which features a small lift door reminiscent of Alice growing tall in the story, and a false bookcase in one of the Media Suites that conceals the mail collection points for each tenant.

The five-storey building called @Waterloo, officially opened for business on 14 January 2014, coinciding with the famous author’s anniversaries. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known as Lewis Carroll, was born on 27 January 1832 and died on 14 January 1898.

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