Unit 6 Embassy Gardens

  • Prize
    Honorable Mention in Interior Design –– Eating Space
  • Company/Firm
    Common Ground Workshop
  • Lead Designer
    Jack Pannell
  • Lead Designer(Other)
    M&E Engineer: Inertia Construction Engineering ltd
  • Location
    Embassy Gardens, Nine Elms
  • Project Date
    18th Dec 2020
  • Construction Company
  • Architect
    Common Ground Workshop
  • Interior Designer
    Common Ground Workshop
  • Developer

The scheme is located at Union Square, Embassy Gardens, and is a 400 sqm A1/ A3 Ground Floor unit adjacent to the American Embassy building and the new Nine Elms Linear Park.

Located on a prominent urban corner, the design concept proposes an interior extension of the streetscape that is articulated by a brick clad bar front and floor that winds through the L-shaped floor plan, uniting the two distant ends. The design seeks to animate the corner plot and to invite the outside in, and to offer a unique internal experience that fluctuates between open space, private space and visible storage (typified through inclusion of a visible keg room).

The material language of the space draws inspiration from hard and soft boundaries that are typically juxtaposed within the urban realm: the design is characterised by hard surfaces such as brick, blackened steel and polished plaster set against softer fabrics, planting and warm oak linings throughout.

A fundamental ambition for the project was to create a space with an strong visual identity that is multi-functional and that can become a destination at Embassy Gardens, also promoting a stronger cohesive local community asset.

London-based architectural studio harnessing creative energy through evolving collaborations that put clients, end users and communities at the heart of every project.
We strive to create a bespoke experience for every new project and our goal is to develop lasting networks between communities, local professionals and a broad range of industry leaders to drive maximum value into our work. Our studio was established in 2014 and is situated within a dynamic hybridized workspace, art’s and retail unit based at ‘Common E2’.