Winter at the Palace – A new studio

Fulham Palace Medieval Entrance

Much of our lives are spent at our place of work, so it is just as important that our work environment is harmonious and conducive to work, as it is that our homes are calm retreats to relax in. Given this we always consider our studio locations and fitouts in the same way that we would consider any of our projects. So late last Autumn we decided to split our office, opening a drawing office in Rural Buckinghamshire and moving our London office to Fulham Palace on the banks of the Thames; close enough to central London for a city office, but in grounds of its own that allow for contemplation and creative thinking. Although we looked at larger offices elsewhere, which we could arguably do with, once you have spent a day at Fulham Palace it is hard to think that working anywhere else in London would be the same.

Fulham Palace Medieval Gate

The site of the palace is ancient and recent digs show that there have been buildings present on the site since 700AD. The building was the main country house for the Bishops of London from 11th Century to 1975. It really is a hidden gem and one of West London’s best kept secrets. Aside from offices, the site now contains a museum, café, event space, botanical garden and glasshouses.

Fulham Palace Terrace

Fulham Palace Winter frost on leaves

Winter at the palace has been a joy, with meetings often held in the drawing room by a roaring fire overlooking the lawn. As intended, we have all been inspired by the new setting and hope to bring some of our ideas to the blog over the coming months. For more information on Fulham Palace check out their website.

Fulham Palace Pine cone

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