News UK Headquarters
London, United Kingdom
The headquarters for News UK is located in the News Building in Southwark, a district of central London. The project unites all of News UK’s newspaper and book publishing businesses - News UK, Harper Collins and Dow Jones – under one roof, creating a world class destination for staff and customers.
Delivered in just 12 months from concept to completion, the vision for the 17-story, 430,000 square foot fit-out was to create an open, fluid, and egalitarian space with great visibility. It challenges static work practices, supports internal mobility and promotes collaboration and interaction amongst the three businesses, while at the same time celebrating the individuality of the different brands. A key component of the design is the journey throughout the building which focuses on enhancing and supporting the values of each business, and sharing the story of the company’s heritage.
Inside the structure, cellular spaces are built around the cores to allow for maximum flexibility in the open plan space, while maximizing daylight to the floors and celebrating the magnificent views to the river Thames and London. Glazed and solid partitions provide opportunities for team and brand personalization in the form of applied color and graphics, and lighting reinforces the character and ethos of the individual businesses and adds vibrancy to breakout spaces and meeting rooms.
News UK’s move embraces its heritage in London, with a vision that both cherishes publishing and the digital future, in a building that provides transparency and visibility to its brands and a design that showcases how headlines are made, stories developed, and creative collaboration thrives across the three businesses.