In developing the OGCI’s new Soho headquarters, we showcased their inspiring brand all while retaining as much of the existing services, partitions and joinery elements as possible. For this environmentally responsible project, the OGCI wished to consider their ecological impacts and staff health and wellbeing from the outset of the design process. Ultimately, our shared goal of SKA Gold certification was achieved, demonstrating ours as well as the OGCI’s commitment to sustainability.
In order to employ the sustainable method of retaining as much of the existing fit out as possible, we re-used a majority of existing partitions, doors and tea points. Despite maintaining a lot of this existing build, the transformation from the existing fit out is radical and new finishes and furniture throughout the workplace have ‘lightened’ the space and created flexibility for those with differing work styles. This is a standard we seek to achieve with all of our spaces and is a highlight of this central London HQ.
This SKA Gold rated headquarters emphasises the beauty of the environment and heritage of the OGCI all while improving upon their organisational capabilities. By using sub-contractors that understood the SKA process, we were able to implement sustainable plans and construction practices that helped us to achieve the highest of standards. From minimising material emissions to installing energy efficient lighting, we, in partnership with the OGCI, were able to create a modern office that reduces consumption while improving the lives of its occupants.