BCU took on the lease of a 56,000 sq. ft shell and core building and our brief was to relocate over 500 of the University’s Professional Services staff to Birmingham city centre into the four storey (plus basement) building. The departments included Estates, Campus Management Services, HR, Finance, IT, Learning and Library Resources, and Academic Services.
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Relocation of University's Professional Services Departments
This brief for Birmingham City University was to relocate circa 200 of the University’s Professional Services departments into the city centre, including Marketing department, the International Office, and the Centre for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching, as well as a floor for the Vice Chancellor’s offices (VCO). The design embraces new ways of working, moving staff from traditional cellular office spaces to an open plan environment with the emphasis on the use of breakout spaces.
Our client was a Government Agency that leads the national drive to inspire and lead the effective and innovative use of technology throughout learning. We were commissioned for the interior design work of this 24,000 sq ft 2 storey office building following a competitive interview.
This scheme was the third national office for the ISG Group of companies. The brief was to create an open plan arrangement for 39 staff with several meeting rooms and break out spaces in 3000 sq ft in the Jewellery Quarter in Birmingham.
This speculative project investigated the conversion of an existing industrial urban barn into commercial office space. The proposal raised the roof to create space for an additional mezzanine floor and to get additional daylight into the building.