FIT OUT OF WORKPLACE

This category awards a space, or spaces, within a building that demonstrates a high quality of interior fit-out.

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NATIONAL WINNER


LONDON

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Dojo, The Brunel Building, 2 Canalside Walk, London

The success of Dojo’s excellent workplace is testimony to the design team working in harmony with, and respect for, the base build. The innovative space is designed for Dojo’s people and culture with a flexible, professional, and contemporary workspace that reflects the start-up spirit of the business.

The digital payments company operates in a fast paced, ever-changing marketplace. The space was designed with this set of conditions at the core, to allow the business to evolve through an ambitious flexible working programme.

Dojo told the designers there was ‘no room for cute’ within its 30,000 sq ft workplace – appropriately, every space, finish and piece of furniture is functional yet striking. The industrial aesthetic works sensitively with the base build and blends with domestic design ideas to create a homely environment – or ‘structure and chaos’ as the Dojo team put it.

The well-proportioned welcome space has a soft-seating lounge area, table-tennis table, break-out area for brainstorming, as well as two large desking-benches. Planting and foliage provide a biophilic touch - a natural addition to this minimal aesthetic. The reception, award winning coffee bar, and the lounge all flow around the Le Corbusier-inspired staircase, which creates an enticing impact on arrival.

The open staircase connects this social hub to the workspace. Throughout the building there are hybrid spaces which promote casual meet ups and cross-functional working – with meeting tables, booth seating and private rooms. Flexibility is a core design principle, team areas are reconfigurable, with a family of moveable furniture elements supporting the agile work processes.

Dojo’s fit out in the Brunel Building is designed for its people and culture. It is an excellent example of a workplace which embraces the base build to create an environment to support and represent the brand and culture of the business. And at the heart of all this is the coffee bar and event space which literally vibrate to the beat - and the cafe has even won the accolade of serving best coffee in the UK.

            

Project Details

Client:

Dojo

Interior Designers:

BDG architecture + design / Tollgard Design Group

Owner:

Derwent London

M&E Engineer:

AECOM

Occupier: 

Dojo

Structural Engineer:

Arup Group

Project Manager:

Cushman & Wakefield

Contractor:

Overbury

Quantity Surveyor:

Fanshawe

Developer:

Derwent London

Brief Consultant:

BDG architecture + design

Agent: 

Cushman & Wakefield 

Architect: BDG architecture + design     
       

REGIONAL WINNERS


LONDON

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Dojo, The Brunel Building, 2 Canalside Walk, London

An excellent example of a workplace embracing the base build to create an environment to support and represent the brand and culture of the business, Dojo has won the award for Best Fit Out of Workplace. The judges highlighted that the industrial aesthetic of the space has been blended with domestic design, creating an environment that is supporting a high level of presenteeism in the post-pandemic market. Focusing on one specific aspect of the project, the judges praised the desking which has been designed to enable the build-up and break down of teams for focussed project work, with collaborative spaces in pockets providing agile support spaces. In their summary remarks, the BCO London Judging Panel concluded that all spaces within the design were purposeful with no space wasted.

             

Project Details

Client:

Dojo

Interior Designers:

BDG architecture + design / Tollgard Design Group

Owner:

Derwent London

M&E Engineer:

AECOM

Occupier: 

Dojo

Structural Engineer:

Arup Group

Project Manager:

Cushman & Wakefield

Contractor:

Overbury

Quantity Surveyor:

Fanshawe

Developer:

Derwent London

Brief Consultant:

BDG architecture + design

Agent: 

Cushman & Wakefield 

Architect: BDG architecture + design     
       

 


NORTH OF ENGLAND, NORTH WALES & NORTHERN IRELAND


 Project Details

Client:

PwC Interior Designers: BDP

Owner:

ABIC UK Property Management                                             

M&E Engineer: 

Troup Bywaters + Anders 

Occupier:

PwC 

Structural Engineer: 

BW Murray 

Project Manager: 

Gleeds Building Surveying 

Contractor:

Gilbert Ash 

Quantity Surveyor: 

Gleeds Building Surveying                                                            

Developer:

           
Oakland Holdings                                                     
                       

 

Agent:

TDK Property

         
         
         
         

SOUTH OF ENGLAND & SOUTH WALES



 Project Details

Client:

HMRC Interior Designer: AECOM

Owner:

Legal & General                                

M&E Engineer: 

AECOM 

Occupier:

HMRC

Contractor: 

ISG 

Project Manager: 

Turner & Townsend

Developer:

Rightacres 

Brief Consultant: 

AECOM                                                 

           
                                                    

 

 

   
         
         
         
         

SCOTLAND


 Project Details

 Client:

HMRC Interior Designer: AECOM

 Owner:

Legal & General

M&E Engineer: 

AECOM

 Occupier:

HMRC

Structural Engineer: 

Ian Black Consulting

Project Manager: 

Turner & Townsend

Contractor:

Wates

Quantity Surveyor: 

Turner & Townsend

Investment / Property Co: 

Legal & General             
Brief Consultant: 

AECOM

Developer:

McAleer & Rushe 

Architect:           

 

Allan Murray Architects                     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


MIDLANDS AND CENTRAL ENGLAND


 Project Details

 Client:

PwC M&E Engineer: Arup

 Owner:

Hermes Paradise Circus Limited Partnership

Contractor:

BAM Construction

 Occupier:

PwC

Investment/Property Co:

Hermes Paradise Circus Limited Partnership

Project Manager: 

Gleeds Building Surveying

Developer:

Argent Services

Quantity Surveyor: 

Gleeds Cost Management

Agent: 

CBRE Birmingham             
Interior Designer:

BDP