State-of-the-art broadcasting house proves it's worth the licence fee.
Our design featured a dramatic four-storey entrance space — linking the lower-level retail entrance with upper-level workspace — enabling visitors to see into the TV, radio and drama studios and editing suites.
We organised office accommodation into two open-plan wings, defined by lightweight suspended mezzanine floors or ‘gondolas’.
The offices face south, overlooking a canal side promenade.
A fantastic working environment on a demanding value-for-money budget. Ten out of ten for design and service
design a modern interactive office environment
‘open up’ the space to the licence payer
a transparent showcase for BBC creativity
efficient servicing: the gondolas form flexible service spines delivering fresh air, power and data cabling
improved productivity: offices are bathed in natural light
award: British Council for Offices Award (Regional, National and Best of the Best) 2005