Ovo Energy Headquarters - Bristol
These immersive, playful spaces were designed to inspire and motivate employees and instigate conversations. They are the outcome of a full refurbishment of the iconic old BT building in Central Bristol, which had been empty for many years. Working with Nudge Group architects, Morgan Lovell building contractors and a small design team with Neil Joliffe and Rebecca McDonald, we retained and restructured as much of the existing building for environmental integrity. We kept common areas white as a neutral canvas to the abundant planting, included for reasons both decorative and for enhanced employee well-being. There are 11 concept meeting rooms across four floors, each based on inspiring historical figures including Tim Berners Lee, Rosalind Franklin and Thomas Edison. Each room is a transportation to another place and time but all share the comfortable, modern and laid back spirit that runs through the veins of the company.