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