KPMG, Bristol Bristol, UK
ID:SR Sheppard Robson’s design makes the most of the variety of spaces created by the meeting of old and new architecture, with the open, larger spaces of the new building complemented by the more focused and contained areas found in the listed structure. The variety of spaces allows the design to cater for the specific work settings required to support KPMG’s clients and create an environment that helps continue to retain and attract the best staff.
The principles of flexible and agile working are found throughout the design. Each open floorplate has a central spine that includes a variety of work settings, including pods for individual and small groups as well as meeting booths and open collaborative spaces. The range and number of workspaces is based on studies carried out at previous KPMG locations as well as auditing the specific requirements of the office.
KPMG occupies the majority of the ground floor as well as the first, second and third floors of the development. On entering the building, clients are directed to a dedicated reception space on the first floor where there are also meetings rooms. At the heart of the project is a dramatic cantilevered staircase, which bridges the internal atrium and connects the listed building with the new structure. This adds drama to the space whilst promoting physical movement, collaboration and connectivity.
- 4,800 m2