The London office of global architecture and design firm Perkins+Will has relocated to The White Chapel Building in Aldgate from the firm’s previous headquarters at 10 Bonhill Street off Old Street. The move to the 26,000 ft² space, owned by Derwent London, took place on Monday 6 March.
Designed by Perkins+Will, the new office will be an exemplar showcase of the firm’s work and will bring together all of its employees on a single floor for the first time in its history. The move signifies the firm’s growing success and future expansion plans at a time when the business is developing in new sectors of hospitality, science and technology, and healthcare.
Jack Pringle, Managing Director and Principal, said:
“Our newly designed office in The White Chapel Building is aligned with our own values and will allow us to practice what we preach. This is an exciting time for Perkins+Will and demonstrates our commitment to staff, clients, and future prosperity in a new, vibrant space.”
The office is aiming to be LEED Gold and one of the first Fitwel certified projects in Europe. It is designed as an open plan and flexible space that allows for agile working, collaboration and knowledge sharing amongst the firm’s staff.
The team now includes 170 staff specialising in architecture, corporate interiors, urban design, hospitality and healthcare. Projects are underway across the UK and Europe, including Turkey and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries, and the Middle East.
Recent project wins and current projects underway include: One Station Square, the landmark building at the heart of the CB1 development in Cambridge providing 137,000 sq ft of purpose built office space; new offices for QBE Insurance Group, one of the world’s leading insurance providers; appointment to devise Kuwait’s Fourth Structural Plan 2040, a national masterplan that aims to transform Kuwait into a commercial and financial hub; HIPICA, a landmark mixed-use scheme in Sao Paulo; The Stage, a 2.5 acre site in Shoreditch; and a masterplan for a major airport city in Istanbul, Turkey. The firm has also been appointed as part of the refurbishment and development programme of the Marriott Hotel portfolio.