Utilising daylight to provide an open, inviting environment
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 character. The redevelopment focused on providing a collegiate feel, providing 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. The unique character of this industrial building has been retained with bare brickwork, a lack of suspended ceilings, exposed services, expressed steel structure and open atria to create a visually stimulating environment.
Agile working areas, breakout spaces and café-style seating areas provide opportunities to bring people together and encourage collaboration.
“The aim of the redevelopment of the central London campus was to create a collegiate feel within a contemporary and visually stimulating environment.”Bob Day, Director of Architecture