The refurbishment of PwC’s HQ surpassed all BREEAM achievements to date by achieving a landmark 96.31% Outstanding score and is the world's greenest building. Situated above Charing Cross station, the 450,000 square foot building is a technically complex structure ‘hung’ from nine tied arches with cantilevers on both sides, all sitting on 35m deep piles.
The dated and inefficient offices were revitalised to create a modern flexible workplace reflecting PwC’s market leading position. Each floor was designed with a central ‘heart space’ linking the North and South atria. Two scenic lifts were installed on the North side to transport visitors to a seminar suite, meeting rooms and business lounge on the first level and executive meeting and dining spaces on the ninth. A cantilevered staircase was constructed on the South side connecting the staff floors. Agile based working was provided via 3,150 workstations for 4,500 staff, operated through a ‘hoteling’ system.
The project was carried out while 2,000 staff remained in occupation.
Duration: 93 weeks