For as long as the modern skyline has dominated the near horizon, so has McBains been advising on office design and construction.
The commercial realities of the office sector are key. While a desk in an office remains the mainstay of the fixed work station services and professions, many of us choose not to have a permanent place to call our base.
Hot-desking and virtual working are no longer cool descriptions of operational style. The phrases have gone, but the approach is here to stay.
So while high-quality, efficient and functional design is important to image and workplace comfort, so too is recognition of just how flexible flexible-working is. Empty space is costly space - unless it is space that inspires and contributes to productivity.
Appreciating the value of space in context, and recognising that successful projects are those which focus on both the needs of the end user and the financial returns for the investor, are key elements of our success.
Our teams offer a blend of experience and innovation in a collaborative environment structured to satisfy and deliver all of your objectives - whether you get how your workforce likes to work, or not.
Our solutions respond to the demand for flexibility as well as permanence, whether new office developments, refurbishments, retro-fits, mixed-use, relocation, or rationalisation.
And in order to stay at the forefront of thinking in the sector, we play an active role in the British Council for Offices (BCO) forum with members on the Technical Affairs Committee.
You should visit our offices: we practice what we preach. The better way.
- British Standards Institute
- British Steel Pension Fund
- Thales Group
The client sought to refurbish an 8-storey office building located in the City of London, following the main tenant serving notice to vacate the property.
Project Zebra, BSI Chiswick Tower
Refurbishment of the British Standards Institute’s (BSI’s) head office within Chiswick Tower, a prominent office building in West London.