Sheppard Robson shortlisted in BCO NextGen ideas competition

16th October 2017

Sheppard Robson has been shortlisted in the BCO Next Gen ideas competition, which challenges the traditional idea of office space and reimagines it for the next generation of professionals.

The competition asked multidisciplinary teams of young architects, designers, engineers, developers, agents and other professionals and consultants to consider ‘the office of 2035: what it will look like, and how it will support the way we will work’.

The SR team, composed of Borja Marcaida, Jack Whatley, Aimee Wright, Sarah Laurisch and Francesca Fabbro  was amongst one of the three finalists selected out of 34 teams taking part in the competition.

The team’s proposal, ‘Network Space 2035’, consists of  a flexible network of working environments. Their central London site, close to the Barbican, the square mile and Farringdon Crossrail, incorporates a ‘Central Hub’ building which will be inhabited by multiple tenants alongside education, public, health and hospitality facilities. Community incubators, remotely connected to the hub, provide alternative working environments and platforms for start-up companies. The building form is adaptable, allowing the creation or reduction of space depending on future needs and uses.

Winners will be announced at the BCO NextGen Awards Dinner on Wednesday 15 November.