The London headquarters of sports and fashion brand management group Pentland has been voted the "Best of the Best" corporate workplace in the UK at this year's British Council for Offices Awards.

Staff who work at the base of the firm behind brands such as Speedo, Ellesse and Lacoste, enjoy lake views along with a gym, fitness studio, internet café, waterfront restaurant and games room.

The building also boasts plasma and projection screens in reception along with meeting rooms themed on tropical beaches and skateboard parks, as well as chandeliers in offices.

Delighted chairman Stephan Rubin said: "The corporate world demands people work harder, faster and longer. We wanted to take a more refreshing and healthier view.

"People are at their best if you allow them to take time out from the stresses of work to relax or 'de-stress' within fantastic surroundings."