Fitting out London's finest buildings

Fitting out London's finest buildings

End Client: Transport for London  Location: Stratford, E20  Contractor: Lend Lease LCT  Architect: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners; TP Bennett

End Client: Transport for London
Location: Stratford, E20
Contractor: Lend Lease LCT
Architect: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners; TP Bennett

A celebration of sustainability and TfL history

With TfL’s associations of the iconic Underground and legendary London buses, and International Quarter London promising to be the most sustainable office development in London, these new headquarters blend TfL’s rich history with a fresh look forward. Cutting-edge design and expertise have culminated in an extensive package across ten floors – where modern oak-and-marble credenzas and American white oak wall panelling juxtapose with some rather familiar upholstery, reminiscent of the District Line itself.

A gravity-defying, Routemaster-inspired reception desk

An unforgettable welcome waits at the huge reception desk – a force of engineering in itself. With just a small footprint to support the hulking 6 sq m frame, we anchored the base with underfloor spigots bolted into the concrete below. The skeleton of steel was pieced together like a 3D jigsaw, then finished in Lamborghini Green high-gloss lacquer. Inside, we’ve incorporated electronic equipment for four users, while the stunning veneered top features concentric circles of inlaid metal – inspired by a Routemaster running board!