ARCHITECTURE FOR THE WORKPLACE
We have extensive experience of designing workplaces, from company headquarters to large commercial offices. Informed by our research, we have designed some of the most sustainable workplaces in the UK. Our proven approach to low carbon architecture and wellbeing is about creating an asset that remains relevant and retains its value.
Simon Doody is our workplace sector lead
Towards Net zero carbon offices
The market is ready for the first generation of sustainable and regenerative offices to arrive. Our innovative design approach means that our current generation of buildings are long life, low impact. We work within the NABERS framework, WELL Buildings and use FCBS CARBON to measure the embodied and projected operational carbon of our designs from the earliest stages, which allows us to keep an open dialogue with the project teams about how our buildings will perform, and aim for very low and net zero. Alongside this, we bring our 40 years of experience designing award winning workplace to deliver the kinds of offices we would all like to work in.
The workplace is evolving. We have the expertise to transform existing buildings through retrofit, conservation and a sustainable approach to fit out, into connected, contemporary, flexible workspaces that are ready for the next generation of office workers, and the way we work now.
A bespoke office building should embody the ethos of an organisation, enabling its people to work together efficiently and enjoyably in a building that will endure. Collaborating closely with our clients, we design offices that are sustainable, comfortable and productive environments.
The vision, attention to detail and technical knowledge of FCBS, whilst always keeping an eye on costs, has been amazing. The building is proof that innovation and sustainability does not need to carry a cost premium.
Julian Purvis, Director of Corporate Resources, Woodland Trust
Speculative offices don't have to be a standard offer. Whether a shell and core design or full fit out, our commercial buildings add value through quality and diversity. We put the experience of the user first. We design for wellbeing. We push the boundaries of low carbon design. Our buildings add to their environments, setting a standard, and catalysing regeneration and growth.
One size doesn't fit all. We have designed workplaces for artists, musicians, fashion and industry, creatively adapting existing buildings to deliver inspiring and adaptable working environments that fit diverse needs.