Macmillan Headquarters, London
Macmillan’s new London campus consolidates the firm’s UK publishing operations on their canal-side site at King’s Cross, central London. The scheme combines an eclectic collection of new and old buildings, each with their own unique character. The redevelopment aimed for a collegiate feel, offering a space connected by a network of alleys and routes, wide open spaces and interesting interplay between existing refurbished and newly acquired space.
Central to the success of the campus is the sustainable re-use of the historic Porter South Warehouse Building. Maintaining the unique character of this historic industrial building was a key driver for Broadway Malyan and Macmillan. Bare brickwork, a lack of suspended ceilings, exposed services, expressed steel structure and open atria create a visually stimulating working environment.
The aim was to provide optimum workstation capacities, whilst creating a contemporary and inspiring facility, suitable for modern working practices. There is a focus on collaboration and bringing people together throughout the design. Agile working areas, breakout spaces and cafe-style seating areas are utilised throughout.
Using interior design, graphics, technology and artwork, the new workplace illustrates how Macmillan is leading the way in digital publishing by creating the networks, channels and content that acts as a catalyst for the industry and excites the consumer.
Client: Macmillan Publishing Ltd
Skills: Architecture, Interior Design