Alsop Architects has released the first images of its mixed-use refurbishment of the Grade II-listed Victoria House in London's Bloomsbury Square.
These 'space age pods'provide additional floor space and rental value to the property.
Southampton boat builder Blondecell was commissioned to construct the pods because their shape and fibreglass structure mimic the hull of a boat. The pods will be suspended from the ceilings of two glass atria, with the larger pods providing two levels of office space each and the smaller ones utilised as meeting rooms.
The overall renovation has produced nearly 20,000m 2of office space on the top seven floors of the building,1,600m 2of retail space on the ground floor and space for a restaurant and a health club in the basement.