Archant London Newspaper Group wanted to refurbish their existing buildings. However, it soon became clear that a new-build office would better maximise the potential of their existing site to meet their needs and also remain committed to the local community and their people.
The new building has a structural steel frame and is clad in aluminum panels. The design provides large, flexible open-plan offices on both floors without the need for regular column supports. The roofline slopes between the two adjacent buildings on the high road – maintaining the scale and context of the existing street, while creating interest through its form and aesthetic.
The modern innovative design was welcomed by the local planning department and has already proved a catalyst for urban regeneration within this area of Ilford and Seven Kings.
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