BBC North at MediaCityUK Salford, UK
The design of the BBC’s new home in the North started with ID:SR and a BBC working group thinking about how they could create a workplace that’s a thriving urban neighbourhood. BBC North captures the vibrancy of shared spaces and amenities found in cities, offering more choice in less space. Amenity-centric rather than desk-centric, the workplace supports agile working across a variety of desirable work settings tailored to a range of activities, whether holding a team meeting, making a phone call, editing content, having an informal catch up, tweeting or blogging. It even doubles as a studio space, providing the backdrop to a variety of broadcasts.
The Quay House atrium meeting pods have created an iconic image for BBC North. Transforming dead space at the edge of atrium, too narrow for desks or rooms, these visually striking pods have created both focus spaces and intimate collaboration opportunities within the most public of places.
2,300 people moved to BBC North in 2011. An additional 1,000 posts are scheduled to join them on site by the end of 2017 – an increase which will be effected without alteration to ID:SR’s original design.
- 31,500 m2
- Frame Mooi Award - Shortlisted
- AIT Awards - Winner
- FX International Design Awards - Finalist
- British Council for Offices - Winner
- Mixology - Winner