This Company Set Up an Amazing Office Inside a Historic Victorian Castle
Now this is some startup space built for kings and queens.
2. Posh women’s bathroom
3. Rock-and-roll themed men’s bathroom
4. Steampunk men’s bathroom
5. The ice cave
6. Board room
7. Star Wars-themed cinema
8. Game room
10. Pow wow room
11. Open office room
12. Huddle room
14. Hamster gym
Think Google and Apple have cool offices? U.K.-based financial comparison website Money.co.uk blows those giants out of the water with its new, renovated office space located inside a historic Victorian castle.
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The 10,000 square-foot castle is built for kings and queens, and will now be the workplace of 50 money.co.uk employees. Company founder Chris Morling invested about $3.7 million in the royal office space -- so it’s no wonder it boasts a Star Wars-inspired movie theater and a library that looks like it belonged to Ernest Hemingway. Along with providing its employees with the ultimate office space, the company also treats them to free breakfast, flexible start times, monthly socials and weekly beers.
“You spend half your working life in the office and I wanted to create a motivating, uplifting environment,” Morling says.
To create this magical office, Morling partnered with U.K.-based design company Interaction and local designer and TV personality Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen. Check out these awesome images of the new office.
If employees need a place to chill out, they can make their way to the “ice cave.” The ice cave is designed to look like the inside of an igloo, with comfortable seating lining the walls and even a penguin in the window. To Morling, this room was the most unique aspect of the entire design.
Despite all these amenities, there is a place where people actually get their work done. The open-office plan is revamped with art-adorned walls and spots of colors that align with the company’s branding.