Leading UK consultants move into refurbished HQ designed by Broadway Malyan / by Ben Ramsden

Leading UK consultants move into refurbished HQ designed by Broadway Malyan

International development and infrastructure consultancy Peter Brett Associates LLP (PBA) has moved into its newly-refurbished HQ in Reading, UK – designed by global architecture, urbanism and design practice Broadway Malyan.

Having partnered with PBA on multiple projects in the UK and overseas, Broadway Malyan has now delivered the major refurbishment of PBA’s 25,000 sq ft Caversham Bridge House – home to 250 of its 600 staff.

Broadway Malyan’s Reading-based team delivered a wide range of architecture and interior design services on the project, resulting in a flexible, motivational and sustainable contemporary workplace for PBAs HQ team.

The design features a new ‘front of house’ space for hosting events and makes a stronger connection between the building and nearby River Thames – while also making more of the views of the River and adjacent landscaped gardens.

It has also enhanced the building’s sustainability credentials, raising its energy performance rating from G to B and earning it a BREEAM excellent rating – while 146 sq m of photo-voltaic panels on the roof have the capability of generating 14.5 kW of power – contributing a 25 per cent reduction in electrical power consumption.

Broadway Malyan Director David Anderson said: “The refurbishment is truly transformational, the result of a close partnership between our expert design team and long-standing friends and colleagues at PBA and is set to play a key role in the consultancy’s growth plans.”

PBA’s Managing partner Paul Reilly said: “We want to create a great place to work that also showcases our talents. So we are providing top quality accommodation which is highly sustainable. The work is all part of our ambitious growth strategy for the five years from 2013 to 2018 that will see the practice almost double in size.”

Distinguished by its global reach with 16 studios across world centres, unrivalled diversity with 500+ design experts and distinctive client focus with over 75% income from repeat business, Broadway Malyan creates world-class and fully-integrated cities, places and buildings to unlock lasting value and deliver a ‘return on design’.