The design of the BBC’s new home in the North started with ID:SR and a BBC working group thinking about how they could create a workplace that’s a thriving urban neighborhood. BBC North captures the vibrancy of shared spaces and amenities found in cities, offering more choice in less space.
Amenity-centric rather than desk-centric, the workplace supports agile working across a variety of desirable work settings tailored to a range of activities, whether holding a team meeting, making a phone call, editing content, having an informal catch-up, tweeting or blogging. It even doubles as a studio space, providing the backdrop to a variety of broadcasts.
The Quay House atrium meeting pods have created an iconic image for BBC North. Transforming dead space at the edge of the atrium, too narrow for desks or rooms, these visually striking pods have created both focus spaces and intimate collaboration opportunities within the most public of places.
Location: Manchester, United Kingdom
Project Manager: Capita Symonds
Quantity Surveyor: Cyril Sweett
M&E And Structural Engineer: AECOM
Main Contractor: Overbury
Area: 31500.0 sqm
Type: Office Building
Photographs: Will Pryce and Gareth Gardner