West Parade, BirminghamFor HFC Bank Plc
Camden House is a three-storey office building located in central Birmingham, close to Birmingham Canal. The main objective was to transform what was a low-grade office space into a business Centre of excellence to include office space and a central call centre.
This required a complete strip back of the unit to shell and core, a rationalisation of the space and its MEP support systems and a radical uplift to the general feel and quality of the space. One key feature was to try to maximise the ceiling heights through a more creative approach to the environment servicing of the space.
The end user was closely involved throughout the design process and was instrumental in creating their own particular workplace. This inclusive approach enabled our role as designer to focus on guidance and encouragement rather than prescription.
The proposed layout seeks to optimise the use of the space within the context of the stated brief. A clear understanding of the team structures enabled us to maximise the usability of the workplace creating a variety of private, semi-private and open office areas for working and training purposes.