MoreySmith

British Land

April 2015

Client:

British Land

Project:

London HQ , 45,000 sq.ft

Scope:

Refurbishment of headquarters whilst client was in occupation.

Our Role:

Interior Architectural Design and Workplace Strategy - Lead Consultant.

“Our offices are a reflection of our corporate vision to create Places People Prefer and the refit has helped us create a place in which we prefer to work. It has changed the way we interact and collaborate as well as improving the wellbeing and individual experience of everyone at British Land.  We are delighted to have worked with the team at MoreySmith.”

Chris Grigg, Chief Executive, British Land

York House has been transformed to create a space that demonstrates British Land’s ambition to create Places People Prefer. The office environment, which occupies the 3rd, 4th & 5th floors, has not only been transformed for the employees, but for those visiting too, with enhanced public spaces and meeting room suites.

The newly created reception showcases the very best of British Land, featuring an interactive digital presentation, enabling visitors to browse through details of new developments and the existing portfolio of assets.

The main feature of the project has been the way the design has enabled the company to interact and collaborate with one another on a day to day basis to reflect advances in work place psychology. Uniting the three floors, MoreySmith has designed a central stairwell that opens up the three floors and creates a central meeting hub, flooding the floors with natural light.

Wellbeing is at the core of this move, with spaces designed to encourage the employee to leave their desk and walk around the office. This modern ‘smart working’ practice, supported by state of the art technology, provides staff with choice; choice of how to work, where to work and providing varied, flexible and multi-functional spaces with supporting state of the art technology .

For British Land, the importance of sustainability within the design was integral. New materials and furniture have been predominately sourced within the United Kingdom and have been chosen based on their performance credentials as well as the responsible and sustainable way in which they have been manufactured, fabricated.

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