CIPD Headquarters, 143-151 The Broadway, SW19
The new headquarters for CIPD is a modern, light and open, five storey building focussed around a semi circular atrium which increases in size as it rises up through the building.
The atrium is a defining feature, open on all floors. Lightweight steel and timber bridges span across its glazed wall and structural necessity is turned to advantage by an inclined column, which emphasises the link between the open plan office floors.
At ground level there is a specialist library, which is open to the public, and a small catering kitchen together with a multi-functional area that serves as a staff restaurant during the day.
The elevation onto Wimbledon Broadway comprises of a striking curved glass facade, providing natural light to the offices by day and animating the street in the evening.