The 220,000sqft HQ Building refurbishment converts and reorganises the office & ancillary space to create a contemporary office environment that accommodates multiple occupancy alongside shared restaurant, gym & meeting spaces all organised around a central street.
AWW worked alongside Computershare to create their flagship UK workplace that has maximised the opportunity for multiple occupancy allowing Computershare to realise the buildings potential for subletting. Mindful of the need to provide flexibility in both space and for future proofing Computershare’s requirements, the building splits into a number of separate Pavilions that can accommodate up to around 200-250 people.
Through careful analysis of the existing building and a very clear brief from our client, we have been able to bring back into full use a building that was under utilised and performing poorly. The building now benefits from a series of ancillary spaces including a restaurant, café and gym that support and service this multi-tenanted building. The new entrance and street environment promotes and supports collaboration and creates a destination for the 3,000 to 4,000 office workers that the building will accommodate. The original architectural character has been retained and celebrated in its reinvention. Its success was validated by the influx of tenants to this new vibrant working environment.
“This was an exciting opportunity to regenerate and refurbish this building. Our architecture and interior teams worked together to create a fresh and contemporary feel as well as being a flexible adaptable space. The modern intervention blends in a considered and dynamic way with the backdrop of an architecturally accomplished building completed in the 1970s.”
They are the only architects that we have used. They are good to work with and we were able to get a solid working relationship. Nick Oldfield - Client