This 34,000 sq ft building in the heart of Fitzrovia was bought for £55m in August 2015 from the BA Pension Fund and had also been occupied by the BBC. It presented an opportunity to develop something that offered Kier staff new ways of working, where people felt inspired and communication and collaboration were encouraged.
It was also a fantastic and unique opportunity for a number of Kier businesses to collaborate in creating this showcase building and an opportunity for teams engaged with the consultants to challenge requirements and find cost effective solutions to deliver an environment where Kier's staff want to work. The challenge was exacerbated by the fact the building had restricted access and was positioned in the heart of central London.
Before any decisions were made several workshops were held to discuss details, samples, mock-ups etc. With the help of BIM, staff were able to get a real sense of what the building would look like via a 3D walk-around, allowing early approval of what were new and modern concepts.
This form of collaboration and forward-thinking ensured a space was created that offered an open-door policy, accompanied with cellular offices and a board room - all ensuring that Kier’s employees felt welcome.
The refurbishment elements saw the teams sand blast and shot blast the building, increase the overall space with a whole new floor, as well as extending the lower ground and ground floors.
The completed building offers five floors of modern, rustic feel space; including exposed services, efficient cooling systems and intelligent meeting room facilities, designed specifically for Kier. Developed, built and maintained by, and for the Kier Group, the building was sold to Standard Life Investments in June 2017 for £87.4m (six-months prior to practical completion).
Kier moved into the new building in February 2018, following the 100-week programme. The building is designed specifically to open-up channels of communication and support Kier’s collaborative way of working.
Having multiple business units in one office, and the entire Kier Property division on one floor; communication has improved and also assisted with the implementation of embedding the company’s enthusiastic ethos.
The warm reception and club space areas also motivate visitors to work as normal, with many choosing to stay even after their appointment has finished.
The design and construction of a highly sustainable 1,400m2 office building. Laid out over three floors to accommodate up to 125 people, providing local office space for individuals and small businesses.
Alfred H Knight is a commodity analysis and mining support specialist who required our design and cost management services to build a new state-of-the-art head office and analytical laboratory.
The Aperture is the first phase of residential buildings on the Greenwich Peninsula. This five storey building comprises of a restaurant and deli on the ground floor, day nursery on the first floor, estate management and a community centre on the second/third floors with a gym on the remaining floors.
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Located on the River Thames Embankment, this project involved the demolition of the existing building behind a retained façade and the construction of a new steel framed Cat A office with a concrete basement. Inside the building, being the main feature is the central atrium and 3 scenic glass lifts.
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Our client, Royal London’s ambition for this scheme, was to deliver a high end mixed use building (office, retail and private rented residential) capable of attracting a range of retail and commercial occupiers as well as residential tenants