The design for regional headquarters building for Centrica provides 11,148 sqm (120,000 sqft) of office space on three floors, with a large three storey atrium at its heart. To meet Centrica’s requirements, the building had to be operational within a 54 week programme.
To achieve the tight time scale, the building was designed as a simple ‘H’ form enclosed by a skin of curtain walling, which allowed early access for the fit out contractor. A second layer of external shading, walkways and feature panels gave the building a strong architectural presence.
This office for 1,200 staff houses a range of functions, including a customer
care centre, regional conference facilities, cyber café and office space.