Project

Office refurbishment

Client

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Designer/Architect

Sheppard Robson

Project Size

2,000m²

Completion

09/05/2014

Brief

Designed as a ‘neighbourhood’ following the principle of activity-driven design, a variety of flexible work settings promote communication between teams and allow them to work as a community to better serve the people they represent. Bringing staff together in one location and implementing desk-sharing has reduced the Council’s carbon footprint and running costs.It is expected to make a return on spent capital over eight years and the transformation has been lauded as one of the best examples of an effective local government estate management strategy. The building’s interior landscape and overall aesthetic reflects the diversity of the people of ‘Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea’ themselves and has created a real sense of home, lifting the spirits and increasing staff morale.

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