Newham Dockside, E16 London, UK
ID:SR worked with Newham Council to undertake a major transformation, relocating 2,200 staff from 26 separate buildings, ranging from town halls to portacabins, into one building with 1,865 workstations, including 1,690 desks and 175 touchdown spaces. 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.
Bringing staff together in one location and implementing desk-sharing has reduced the Council’s carbon footprint and running costs. It is expected to make a return on spent capital over eight years and the transformation has been lauded as one of the best examples of an effective local government estate management strategy. The building’s interior landscape and overall aesthetic reflects the diversity of the people of Newham themselves and has created a real sense of home, lifting the spirits and increasing staff morale.
- London Borough of Newham
- 22,822 m2
- British Council for Offices - Winner
- Mixology - Winner