Number One Riverside represents the first phase of regeneration in the borough of Rochdale, where the local council is looking to increase engagement and interaction with the community.
“The design focuses on the relationship between the public and the council, so the employees are always reminded of the people they’re working for, and the public can see the people working on their behalf,” FaulknerBrowns’ partner Steve McIntyre told onoffice. “It’s very direct and transparent. Still, being a civic building, it had to stay simple, not contrived or corporate.”
The £42.5m office brings together 1,700 people from 33 different offices, but provides only 7.5 desks per person to create a new agile working culture.
Read our article on FaulknerBrowns’ Number One Riverside.
Other projects to receive awards were:
Commercial Workplace: One Eagle Place, London, by Eric Parry Architects
Refurbished & Recycled: The Council House, Derby, by Corstorphine + Wright
Fit Out of Workplace: Arthur J. Gallagher by Scott Brownrigg, Walbrook Building, London
Project up to 2,000sq m: Argent 4 Stable Street by MoreySmith, London
Innovation: The Sharp Project, Manchester, by PRP Architects
Test of Time: Guardian News & Media by TP Bennett in Kings Place, London