A Tour of Money.co.uk’s Super Cool Headquarters
Money.co.uk, a popular financial comparison platform that helps people get the best deals on their credit cards, loans or mortgages, just moved into a new offices located in the Victorian castle in Cirencester, England. The new office space was designed by workplace design firm Interaction.
“Having not had any major work done in years, the Grade II listed Victorian ‘Castle’ money.co.uk occupied did not illustrate their current standing and vision for the future of the business. But at the heart of the decision to refurbish their workplace was their team, to reward staff with the best place to work. This meant creating an environment where their team can flourish, fulfil their potential and feel happy. The design concept was to juxtapose the traditional architecture of The Castle with a contemporary and one-of-a-kind finish. The distinctive building provides a characterful and quirky workplace setting, therefore the interior needed to reflect the eccentricity of the exterior. The unique design features include, but are not limited to, a bespoke Star Wars themed cinema complete with popcorn machine, a secret door in the library, ‘Rolling Stones’ and ‘Steam Punk’ themed bathrooms. An important part of creating the ultimate office meant focusing on the functionality of the workplace, designing a space that would allow the team to work effectively. Interaction explored the needs of the individuals and created a multitude of flexible work settings to enable people to work the way they want. This included creating spaces such as the ice cave, ski lodge, and ‘high-tech’ room which can all be used to have informal meetings, socialise, or simply relax. The result of the £3 million investment is a fun, unique and extraordinary environment that goes beyond convention to give everyone at money.co.uk the ultimate workplace,” says Interaction
- Location: Cirencester, England
- Date completed: 2017
- Size: 10,000 square feet
- Design: Interaction
- Photos: Chris Terry