Some images of the recently-completed headquarters for Southwark Council, designed by BDGworkfutures.
Their design houses 2,100 council staff under one roof, who were previously spread around various sites in the borough. Flexible working practices are promoted through plenty of informal meeting areas, communal tea points and open-plan workspaces
Located on London’s Tooley Street, the building is a fascinating mix of old and new. Architect AHMM restored a warehouse that fronts the street, which links to a new-build office building. There’s a dramatic central lobby, soaring barrel-vaulted ceilings on the top floor and extensive use of exposed concrete for passive cooling.
You can read more about the project in the latest issue of onoffice, which features a sprinkling of my images (alas, very naughtily uncredited).