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