ID:SR is Sheppard Robson’s award-winning interior design group. Our activity-driven design approach puts people at the heart of the design process.
We aim to understand how individuals fit with the brand, vision and culture of an organisation, and are committed to finding the right solution for each project through a process that is well managed and enjoyable.
ID:SR is led by Partner Helen Berresford.
ID:SR’s multi-phased refurbishment of Channel 4’s iconic headquarters has succeeded in creating a socially vibrant, collaborative workplace for Channel 4 employees, in keeping with the culture of an organisation that resists the constraints of corporate culture. In addition to improving the working environment and future proofing the building infrastructure, the building’s occupancy has been increased by over 50%, consolidating Channel 4 staff into the headquarters.
With a move to MediaCityUK imminent, ITV seized the opportunity to enhance the staff experience, co-locating disparate departments under one roof, promoting collaborative working and bringing to life the freshly launched ITV brand, values and culture. ITV’s challenge to ID:SR was to create a workspace that would bring out the best in its people, embracing ‘One ITV’.
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.
As the BBC began to plan the move of 2,300 posts to their new centre at MediaCityUK in Salford they commissioned ID:SR to design a new home for the corporation that would reflect the incredible creativity of its people and the content they create.
"There is a real sense of excitement and pride surrounding our new Global Headquarters. The figures of 95% staff satisfaction in the new workspace are exceptional and have exceeded all our expectations." Corporate Real Estate Director.
Reflecting the dyanmic and professional brand of this financial services organisation, the new headquarters embodies the company's core values of collaboration, creativity, excellence and integrity.
ID:SR worked with Newham Council to undertake a major transformation, relocating 2,500 staff from 26 separate buildings, ranging from town halls to portacabins, into one building with just over 1,600 desks. The result is a contemporary local government workplace using less space but providing more choice. Designed as a 'neighbourhood' following ID:SR’s 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.
KPMG's new home at Cardiff Bay has accommodated 100 staff in a radically new and supportive working environment. The new workplace supports staff in their daily activities and enables a high degree of flexibility and mobility. It has also created a consistent workplace environment that reflects the identity and corporate culture of KPMG.
ID:SR has also completed projects for KPMG in Leeds and Newcastle and was recently appointed to design KPMG's new Manchester headquarters.
The lessons learned within the commercial sector are allowing us to help universities get the most out of their space, whether refurbishment or new build. We are currently working on exciting projects at both the University of Strathcylde (Humanities & Social Sciences building) and the University of Manchester (Alan Gilbert Learning Commons) which demonstrate the benefits of flexible working in learning environments. Our refurbishment of the Joule Library at the University of Manchester is an initial element of the Alan Gilbert Learning Commons project.
Over the course of six years, ID:SR worked with leading law firm Burges Salmon to select, adapt and fit out their new headquarters. Burges Salmon's aspiration was to create a workplace that would help them to attract new clients, strengthen relationships with existing clients, and recruit and retain top quality lawyers, maintaining their position as 'the elite firm outside London'.
Taylor Wessing is a law firm employing over 750 lawyers throughout Europe. The actual and expected growth of the London office called for new space to attract and retain the best staff.
The result was the selection of 5 New Street Square, City of London. Taylor Wessing signed up to take 8 floors of the building and challenged ID:SR to convey their 'people first' philosophy in the interior design.
ID:SR worked with Standard Chartered Bank to relocate its London operations from four separate buildings, integrating staff into a new single premises at One Basinghall Avenue in the City of London. The building is approximately 200,000ft² and consists of basement, lower ground floor, ground floor and nine upper office floors. Contemporary business functions are located throughout the building, including a restaurant, auditorium, trading floor, reception and an executive level.
ID:SR carried out a fit-out of The Peninsula in Manchester for employment law, health & safety consultants, Peninsula Business Services. The brief was to create a unique, high-class reception area, and to provide exceptional, lively office space over six floors.
Inherent in the vision was to steer away from conventional, heavy, corporate style, and instead to adopt a welcoming aesthetic, creating a desirable place to work and welcome clients.
BP’s offices at Canary Wharf, London comprises two new trading floors, a management suite, café and support services for over 2,000 staff. Central to the design process was the involvement of all employees, focussed on retaining staff as they moved from four locations in London to one.
In 2007, Overbury, one of the leading office fit companies in the UK, had grown into a £20 million plus turnover business and needed new space to accommodate not only their expanding team but one which would directly reflect their aspirations and values within the industry. ID:SR worked together with Overbury to find a ‘best fit’ prior to the final selection of the ninth floor of The Zenith Building in Manchester.
The Club Lounge is ID:SR’s concept design for an exclusive client with an expanding worldwide entertainment portfolio. With a highly successful existing media, restaurant, gallery and bar premises in London, the Club Lounge will now be developed in Berlin – the edgy, contemporary, culture capital of Europe. Berlin is a city of underground nightlife, radical artistic expression, living and breathing its dynamic transformation after the post-Soviet era unification.
Since 2003, The Royal Bank of Scotland has been systematically creating high quality working environments for all personnel across a wide variety of central city locations throughout the UK. ID:SR received a stretching RBS brief for the refurbishment and fit-out of 1 Aldgate Union to provide an efficient, flexible, corporate workspace to accommodate 2,700 employees and functions associated with a non-customer facing facility.
Since 2003, The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has been systematically creating high quality working environments for all personnel across a wide variety of central city locations throughout the UK.
ID:SR was appointed by RBS to help select and shape the CAT A enhancements to the building and complete the fit out of non-customer facing facilities at 7, 8 and 10 Brindleyplace, Birmingham to accommodate 2,870 workstations within 23,225m² of office space.
BBC Arabic is a state-of-the-art, multi-platform news, radio and television studio facility in the East Wing of Phase 1 of the BBC W1 Broadcasting House Project. Pushing the boundaries of technology and design, ID:SR worked with the BBC to open up their traditionally enclosed acoustic television and radio studios to create a more open, glazed environment, making the process of fast-paced news more visible to staff and audiences. The design consists of two television studios and control galleries, supporting news production areas, and four radio studios equipped for live broadcast.
Coutts has built its reputation on understanding the needs of individuals, whatever their walk of life, and responding to them effectively and discreetly. ID:SR was commissioned to design the Bank’s private client facility within St Mary’s Axe, to reflect this very individual banking service.
The London Development Agency (LDA) worked with ID:SR to locate and design the interior of its new central London workspace. The key objective for the new location was to create an office environment which reflected the LDA’s vision as a responsive, inclusive and ambitious organisation, committed to London’s economic growth. The Palestra was selected – a new landmark building in the Borough of Southwark
International insurance firm QBE, located in the City of London, envisaged a versatile new reception space to rejuvenate employees and clients stepping off the busy City streets. ID:SR was asked to create a vibrant focal point – a modern, multi-functional space capable of transforming the one-dimensional office arrival experience into a stimulating, real destination.
Creating a perfect canvas for the Royal Bank of Scotland brand, this new customer-facing facility is a landmark building on the edge of the Spinningfields development in Manchester. RBS’s significant pre-let helped kick start what is described now as the Canary Wharf of Manchester. The unashamedly modern building creates a real presence on to Deansgate and the Spinningfields Square.