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Did you know we’re two-time winners of British Council for Office's (BCO) Best of the Best?


by AHR

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One of the BCO's primary objectives is to define excellence in office space, their awards sets the benchmark for excellence in workplace design and functionality.

We’re proud to have won BCO Best of the Best for the second time at the BCO National Awards 2020 for the UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO), which cultivates collaboration and prioritises connectivity through design. Our first win came for Keynsham Civic Centre & One Stop Shop, which completely transformed the town centre in a way that exceeded all expectations of a corporate office.


This ambitious development is altogether high quality, sustainable and transformational, and is a worthy winner of the ‘Corporate Workplace’ award and the title of ‘Best of the Best’.”

BCO National Judges' Comments

Driving a cultural shift through intelligent design

The UKHO in Taunton is a transformational workplace that encourages new ways of collaborative working and supports the UKHO’s transition from traditional paper charts to digital solutions. As a winner of the BCO’s Best of the Best Workplace, the health and wellbeing of the people who use the office was central to the design strategy.

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The wellbeing of all who work here is evident, not just in the provision of great facilities. It is a holistic approach, rigorous about high quality finishes. The integration of fit-out is comprehensive. The prototyping for collaboration base stations is impressive, designed for storage, workshop and presentation.”

RIBA Judges 2019


A catalyst for regeneration

Keynsham Civic Centre and One-Stop-Shop is a transformational development that has reignited a sense of civic pride. With council offices, library, restaurants, retail, play spaces, improved public realm, a market square and one-stop-shop, the scheme provides the community with indispensable amenities.

Winning the BCO’s Best of the Best award, the flexible workplace has been key to easing the council’s transition to more collaborative working practices and driving a skilled workforce to the area.

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This is an inspirational development that improves working practices and offers much to the local community in terms of its public facilties and also its form within the urban landscape. The team has worked to a clear brief in a unified fashion and their unswerving desire to deliver an exemplar scheme is apparent in every aspect.”

BCO Judges

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Jun 10th 2021


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