Listed Office Refurbishment and Social Distancing

Jackson O’Connor recently undertook the Architectural Design and Project Management for the refurbishment of Troup Bywaters + Anders (TB+A) London head office. 

In 2019 we were approached by the building services engineering Partnership to set about planning a complete refurbishment of their HQ. The brief was clear, to have their people’s wellbeing and sustainability of the built environment at heart. They wanted to increase collaborative working spaces, upgrade their client facing areas and achieve the highest possible BREEAM rating, all with the aim of promoting positive health and wellbeing across their workplace. In early 2020, world events took over and with it a need for our client to review their project priorities without compromising their vision. We adapted our design to address their changing working practices and to be compliant with Government regulations and social distancing measures so that we could deliver a sustainable solution that meets their current and future needs.

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DESIGN: THE KEY TO A SUCCESSFUL BUILD

A design-led approach to extending a West London semi

When we were set the task of extending and redesigning the complete ground floor of a West London semi-detached family home, we used our architectural knowledge and design expertise to ensure the result was not just a typical suburban extension but a well-designed and thought-out space that fulfilled the needs of the family.

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Simple tips to improve your home working environment and your wellbeing

In the last few weeks our world seems to have tilted on its axis and we have had to adjust abruptly to a “new normal”. Realistically we know this situation won’t last forever but many of us have had to throw together home-schooling and home-working environments at short notice. As the restrictions slowly lift it is increasingly important for your well-being to make your home working environment a sanctuary or place of safety.

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Magna Carta

How architecture can change your mind

Magna Carta ‘Writ in Water’ Project
By Mark Wallinger and Studio Octopi.
Runnymede – Surrey – England

More sculpture than building in the truest sense, it was still definitely worth a visit. Although next time I’d take wellies, the approach to the entrance was a bit muddy.

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