12 June, 2012
Global architecture, urbanism and design practice Broadway Malyan has won a brief with Macmillan Publishers Limited to design the refurbishment and fit out of its new 140,000 sq ft campus in Regent Quarter, near King’s Cross in London, UK.
Following a competition win the practice will design the refurbishment of the publisher’s existing 70,000 sq ft headquarter buildings. It will also deliver the interior design and fit out of a new BREEAM Excellent-rated building linked to a converted warehouse building, involving the retention of a historic façade and recladding of approximately 65,000 sq ft and a 7,000 sq ft of grade II-listed former Victorian stables being converted into cafe and presentation space.
The practice will provide a wide range of services on the scheme and draw on the skills, expertise and experience of its expert workplace, hospitality and education sector interior designers, refurbishment and conservation experts, as well as workplace consultation and change management specialists.
The practice’s Associate Director Brian Szpakowski said: “This appointment is the latest success for our expert workplace design team and the latest addition to its global portfolio of world-class projects for clients such as BP, HSBC, npower and Yell. We will work in partnership with Macmillan to deliver on its aspirations for a creative and vibrant working environment which, together with the mix of buildings involved, make this one of the most exciting workplace fit out schemes in London for some time.”
Charles Stafford, Head of Property at Macmillan, said: “We are creating a dynamic home for our publishing divisions in Kings Cross, and we will be able to promote collaboration and ideas sharing across our campus. This scheme will also enable Macmillan to leverage its scale, resources and expertise across its wider group”.
The scheme will complete in phases from 2013 and is set to open in 2014. Macmillan Education and Palgrave Macmillan (currently based in Oxford and Basingstoke) joining Nature Publishing Group, Pan Macmillan, Digital Science and Digital Education in the new campus.