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Victorian castle renovated into tricked-out office HQ in the U.K.

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There’s an “ice cave” meeting room, secret passage, and Star Wars-themed cinema

castle in U.K. All photos from Interaction via Inhabitat

Forget over-hyped coworking spaces and Ikea-hacked offices, the new HQ for U.K. personal finance site money.co.uk is the one to rule them all. Taking over a renovated Victorian castle (!), the 10,000-square-foot space is chock full of glitzy colors, over-the-top themed rooms, and cheeky design details.

The force behind the jaw-dropping project is company founder Chris Morling, who spent more than $3.7 million on the renovation of the Barracks at Cecily Hill, a nationally protected historic building. Morling brought on celebrity interior designer Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen to transform the former training and educational building into a workers’ wonderland.

The two collaborated with company employees and workspace designers at Interaction, coming up with vibrantly themed spaces—like a steampunk bathroom, pop art meeting space, and playful, open kitchen.

“We spend half our life in the office, so why not make it the absolute best we possibly can,” says Morling in a company video about the workspace, which is nicknamed #moneycastle.

In an interview with the Daily Mail, Llwelyn-Bowen described the office as a “very, very nurturing Narnia. And Chris is Mr. Tumnus.” Anyway! Here’s a look inside.

Via: Inhabitat, Daily Mail