First constructed in 1960, the office building had reached the end of its prime by around 1990. A major redesign by Bryan Avery MBE created a modern slick design that still outshines some of the local developments.
Low floor to ceiling heights, poor daylight and a post stressed beam a major through route to Victoria Station.
Hanging ‘pods’ on the building exterior made value of the otherwise worthless airspace. This allowed the introduction of the Carrier ATM system, which Middleton personally insisted on, to allow higher floor to ceiling heights, better environmental controls and substantially increased net lettable.
Relocation for Visit Britain from Sanctuary Buildings SW1 into new premises.
Very tight deadlines to facilitate the reorganisation of office space within the government property portfolio.
Rationlising the client requirements, looking at more efficient use of desks, meeting rooms and true occupational needs.