At street level, the fully glazed Members’ Lounge provides a relaxed clubhouse environment for member tenants or local freelance workers needing space by the day. Separated from the restaurant by a central brushed steel bar, the workspace is designed to be adaptable for coworking and informal meetings during the day as well as dining or events in the evening. Seating is created in light-filled window booths, private curtained banquettes, at freestanding tables or in relaxed lounge areas. Exposed services are suspended from the timber-lined ceiling, with softness introduced by bespoke rugs, sustainable fabrics and artwork.
The Studios’ main reception features a custom-made desk by Isomi and a notice board displaying news and information about member events. As well as a lift to all floors, an open top-lit stairwell in exposed CLT provides access down to the basement – where a screening room plus generous bike storage, lockers, showers, toilets and changing areas are provided – and up the workspace floors.
On the ground floor, Bellefields is a neighbourhood bar and restaurant offering modern cuisine inspired by the seven seas of the Mediterranean. The menu celebrates raw ingredients and favourite dishes from family holidays over three generations. Interiors follow suit with a palette that celebrates the honest expression of natural materials including textured brick and exposed timber, with accent colours inspired by the seasons.
‘The restaurant is divided into a lounge area, where people can come in and hot desk by the day or hold meetings, and a really nice neighbourhood restaurant,’ Maria points out.