The London Borough of Southwark needed to relocate over 2,000 staff from a myriad of locations doted around the borough. In uniting their staff under one roof they achieved financial efficiency, operational effectiveness, improved staff well being, and created a sustainable flagship for the Borough of Southwark.
The design was developed in full consultation with council staff and affords the most effective use of space, facilitating communication between teams, with 1,750 open plan workstations supporting 2,000 staff in an 8:10 sharing ratio. The six floors of accommodation offer a variety of spaces that support flexible working. Each floor has at least two main meeting spaces as well as a range of informal break out areas.