BT Corporate Headquarters
Client: BT Group Property
Value: 75 million Size: 500,000 sq ft
BT group property is one on the UK’s largest property owners with 6700 properties with 5.5 million square metres of office space. BT had undergone considerable restructuring of its business resulting in a complete rationalisation and consolidation of its entire estate.
BT Centre in Newgate Street is a large nine story office building of approximately half a million square feet and remains BTs corporate headquarters. The building was substantially remodelled to suit the new method of working and was to be completed in a number of phases partly from shell and core over four years during client occupation.
The method adopted for stream lining their workplace occupancy needs was the development of BT work style. This new approach to flexible working at any location either from home or from any BT building required a common IT platform and a complete change in workplace culture from how they occupied its buildings and how staff could organise themselves to communicate with a flexible workforce.
Work involved refurbishment of 500,000 sq ft Grade A office space including a new CAT A installation. Staff restaurant and cafe, commercial kitchens, client dining and hospitality suites, building entrances, mechanical data and electrical installation, FF&E, presentation cinema, boardroom and corporate directorate floors.