Refurbishment of Regional HQ, Hitchin, Herts.
Project Manager, Architect, CDMC. New Café Created
Data Centre Reconfigured
Staff Decanted from surplus Building
Main Building Refurbishment Initiated
Admin Re occupy 60,000 sq. ft. of offices in a Conservation Area parkland campus at the historic Hitchin Priory. act3 were engaged to co-ordinate the proposed improvement works at the premises, arising from the Client’s requirement to re-organise and increase occupancy on the site prior to signing a new 15 year lease.
This reorganisation would include the need for a new Café to serve the 750 staff, which was created in an adjacent underused double storey height ‘barn’ building in a contemporary style. In addition, offices for technical staff were to be created in the Data Centre and a phased reconfiguration of the open plan offices and meeting rooms was initiated in the main building. An on-going series of designed improvements to the site is planned over a budgeted 3 yr. spend.