British Airways Waterside

Location London, United Kingdom
Services Building services engineering 
Sector Aviation, Workplace
Client British Airways
Architect Neils Torp/RHWL
Imagery © Peter Cook/View Pictures

David Dryden

T +65 6911 2600

Cundall was selected as part of the briefing and design management team and helped introduce new ways of working to enhance effectiveness.

We developed flexible lighting and air conditioning solutions designed to enhance the quality of the office environment. The systems delivered drastically reduced office move/churn costs. This together with flexible communication, cordless telephones and wireless LAN created a state of the art building when it opened in 1998.

Hot desks, shared meeting spaces, office layouts were designed to maximize natural light and retain the views out to the landscape.

Since first occupation BA has invited Cundall back on many occasions as their user departments and space requirements have developed and changed. This included the doubling of the occupancy, originally 2400 through intelligent use of the original far sighted design principles and solutions.

Cundall was also entrusted with the adaptation to relocate BA Ops Control into Waterside and most recently their new Recruitment Centre. We were able to draw upon on our detailed knowledge of how to get the best out of the original design from our partners who were the original designers of the building and subsequent fit-outs.

  • Civic Trust Awards (2000), winner
  • National Lighting Design Awards of Excellence (2000), winner
  • RIBA Best of British Awards (1999), winner
  • British Council for Offices (1999), winner
  • British Construction Industry Award (1998), Major project, winner


Image Alt

British Airways Recruitment Centre

British Airways new recruitment centre based at the airline’s headquarters at Waterside, near Heathrow was designed with the intention to leave all visitors with a positive image of the airline.

Read more
50 Queen Annes Gate

50 Queen Anne’s Gate

Cundall worked with Aukett Fitzroy Robinson on the refurbishment of 50 Queen Anne’s Gate, now 102 Petty France, the former Home Office building which was originally constructed in 1977.

Read more

Our people sit at the very heart of what we do at Cundall. Our mission is to provide great opportunities for great people, create fantastic built environments and leave a positive legacy for our communities.

It is the knowledge and expertise of our people which helps us to do this; our commitment to recruiting and nurturing great talent is what has made us successful for the last 40 years and it remains critical to our future plans.

At Cundall, we place special importance on our early careers professionals (graduates, apprentices, interns and more), understanding that they are the future of our business and the key to our long-term, sustainable growth. 

Learn more about we do and how you can build your career at Cundall

Cundall's expertise extends to all major markets, so we have a deep understanding of the specific issues, constraints and opportunities facing our clients' market sectors.

Our team of creative engineers draw on our accumulated knowledge to devise the best possible solutions for your project in a fully integrated and cost-effective way.

About us

Established in the UK 40 years ago, Cundall has developed into an international multi-disciplinary consultancy operating from over 20 locations across the globe.