NHQ have been appointed to deliver the new workspace for software company, Arts Alliance Media, who have taken a space in the iconic WestWorks campus at White City Place. Once the BBC’s administrative headquarters, the building is an inspiration in how existing buildings, particularly of historical significance, can be re-invented through architectural intervention and sustainable re-use.
Although still recognisable from its previous life, the building has undergone a complete strip-out and workspaces now benefit from increased ceiling heights and natural daylight. Collaboration and relationship-building between multiple tenants is facilitated through communal sharing space, a new café, lounge and outdoor terraces.
Arts Alliance Media have engaged us to take them through a full workspace consultancy and interior design process and we are now project managing the fit-out on-site. The workspace consultancy exercise has created the opportunity to implement elements of activity-based working to improve space efficiency, staff engagement and overall productivity.
Paying tribute to the history of the building, the new workspace has, ironically, been designed to define the ‘future workspace’ concept – sustainable, efficient, flexible and productive. Materials have been selected to balance the scale and architecture of the building with the strong Arts Alliance Media brand.
We’ll look forward to sharing more on the completed project.