Making office space part of the commercial landscape

An architect’s practice with an impressive track record of devising office buildings as multi-use developments incorporating public spaces has won the BD Office Architect of the Year Award 2017, sponsored by GEZE UK.

Fletcher Priest beat five other practices to clinch the coveted title after evidencing the strongest body of work in the office category.

The company prides itself on developing long-lasting relationships with clients based on providing workplaces that support their businesses. Current clients include Land Securities, which has worked with the practice on more than 20 projects over 17 years and Derwent London. 

Fletcher Priest is currently designing the Brunel Building on the Grand Union Canal, in Paddington, and has recently completed the rehabilitation of the 1980’s White Chapel Building as space for creative and media businesses. Both projects were commissioned by Derwent London.

One New Ludgate, for Land Securities, was named City Building of the Year in 2016 in recognition of its contribution to reanimating a neglected City block near St Paul’s Cathedral.

Fletcher Priest was announced as the winner at a glittering gala ceremony, at the London ExCel Platinum Suite, during the Ecobuild Conference in March.

Also shortlisted in this category were:

  • Ben Adams Architects
  • Delvendahl Martin
  • Duggan Morris Architects
  • Flanagan Lawrence
  • Lynch Architects

Francesca Gernone, a partner at Fletcher Priest, said: “We’re grateful to GEZE UK  for supporting this award, and delighted that our work has been recognised after several years of developing ideas in collaboration with our clients. The award reaffirms our commitment to creating offices that are effective because people want to spend time in them.”

Said Kaz Spiewakowski, managing director of GEZE UK: “I was delighted to present Fletcher Priest with their winner’s award. One New Ludgate is an excellent example of how office space can be created into a commercial multi-purpose development with great design impact and enhanced by public space.”

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