Deborah Williams, designation team leader for English Heritage in the West said: “The building merits listing because of its quality design and materials, reflecting renewed interest in the design principles of architects Frank Lloyd Wright and the Arts and Crafts movement. Despite some alterations over the years, it remains largely intact and is an excellent example of a low-energy commercial building of the 1970’s.”
Computershare who owns the building has invested more than £13 million overhauling it. The 220,000sqft HQ Building refurbishment design by AWW converts and reorganises the office and ancillary space to create a contemporary office environment that accommodates multiple occupancy alongside shared restaurant, gym & meeting spaces all organised around a central street, key features such as the original beams have been retained.
Computershare chief executive Naz Sarker said: “We’re extremely proud of our iconic building – with its views over surrounding countryside and towards Brunel’s suspension bridge”.