Tombola Commercial Office Renovation
Desco designed the M&E services for gaming giant Tombola’s new head office at Wylam Wharf in Sunderland.
The unique riverside campus brings together the current listed building base with a new 25,000 sq ft office development, including innovative external landscaping to blend in with its location at Wylam Wharf.
Throughout the design process, Tombola was mindful of the need to ensure the contemporary new building will complement the existing buildings on the quayside area, to provide a lasting link to the city’s proud shipbuilding heritage.
The scale of the building, its multiple pitch roof and brick construction reflects the surrounding warehouses — which characterise this section of the riverside.
Open plan offices, located on the first and second floors, will incorporate a three-storey central atrium and make pioneering commercial use of electrochromic glass externally to control occupant comfort and achieve energy efficiencies.
The ground floor includes a reception area, cafe and a gym for employees, with a central feature staircase leading to the open plan upper floors.
The construction of the new HQ is an important element of Tombola’s plans for future growth and will see the company increase staff numbers to over 400.