A seven-storey landmark commercial scheme in the centre of Cardiff’s Commercial Enterprise Zone, Number Three Capital Quarter, will provide 77,931ft² of high-quality office space with a central atrium and terraces on the sixth and first floors providing features that will ensure a pleasant and functional workplace for occupiers.
Style has helped transform the London offices of worldwide financial derivatives trading company, IG Group, by designing and installing numerous wall panels that slide and spin across an open space to create informal, collaborative meeting spaces for groups of anything from two to twenty people. Further increasing functionality, both sides of the panels act as magnetic writeable white-boards which can be swivelled round to share ideas with other groups, effectively bringing them into the discussion.
The newly-completed office building for Christies Care on a rural site in Suffolk is perhaps Nicholas Hare’s greenest building yet. The design followed Passivhaus principles and achieved an EPC ‘A’ rating. It is largely built of wood; the external cladding is of specially treated, unpainted timber boards and the superstructure is of cross-laminated timber. Furthermore, it was erected in three weeks.
When the leases for International Game Technology’s (IGT) three London offices were about to expire in 2016, the company acquired a 17,300ft² office at 10 Finsbury Square to create one big central office. Woods Hardwick was appointed to maximise the space through creative and efficient design while delivering sound value for money.
Stuart Hicks from cold-applied liquid membrane specialist, Kemper System, discusses a roofing project at a landmark refurbished office building in Manchester.
Leeds is a core focus of the Government’s Northern Powerhouse initiative and as the third largest and one of the fastest growing cities in the UK, it’s easy to see why.
An inspiring flooring solution from Interface has been installed at the WSP Group offices at the recently-completed 110 Queen Street development in Glasgow.
Professor Sir Cary Cooper, Professor of Organisational Psychology and Health at Lancaster University, Founder of Roberstson Cooper, and author of the Human Spaces report reflects on creating workspaces fit for employees.
Having recently scooped the award for City of London Building of the Year 2016, New Ludgate has set the benchmark for innovative design in working environments. Here, Future Constructor & Architect explores further.