Waterside Business Centre
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Corporate business headquarters for British Airways with work space for 3,000 people, bank, shop, sports centre and food court
The building is divided into six office blocks, organised along both sides of a long, glazed-over street with side streets. The street provides an arena for social activities: restaurants, cafés, fitness centres, banks, shops.
Each building has its own identity, and each inhabits its own separate space around an inner courtyard with lawns, trees and shrubs acting as a central theme for the office interior.
The surrounding 250 acres of parkland have been landscaped with rolling hills and wooded areas.
Interiors are designed as light, open, airy spaces, with the main emphasis on stimulating internal communication. Work stations have fixed, room dividing furnishing modules on each side of a central 'avenue' running through each office interior, and glass-walled meeting rooms providing a window onto the park as background motif.
- Begun: 1992
- Completed: 1998
- Floor area: 52,000m2
- Sector: Office
- Total cost: £1M
- Address: Waterside Business Centre, Hillingdon, London, UB7 0GB, United Kingdom