|London, UK||Department for Education||October 2019|
The refurbishment and creative adaptation of the Grade II listed Old Admiralty Building for the Department for Education will provide accommodation for over 1,600 staff.
The project required extensive engagement with Historic England, with discussions focusing on the history and significance of the building including offices once occupied by Winston Churchill and Ian Fleming.
Work includes rationalising and reordering the building to optimise its efficiency as well as repairing its external fabric. Its interiors have been opened up to create 24,000 sqm of flexible, collaborative workspace and our design proposals link cellular spaces within the historic building to increase the physical and visual connectivity in order to deliver a fully adaptable office environment within the constraints of a listed building.
architecture, principal design, civil and structural engineering, interior design, planning