Sea Containers BCO

The new home for Ogilvy Group UK, MEC and GTB has won the British Council for Offices (BCO) Award for Innovation at the London awards event on 25 April 2017.


BDG was responsible for re-thinking an iconic building for a modern use, bringing together a diverse range of companies in a single location.  


The judges were impressed with the transformation of Sea Containers House into a dynamic and creative workspace for all the businesses. Innovative changes to the structure have created a series of double height spaces that connect the floors, but also take maximum advantage of the dramatic external environment of the Thames which sits immediately adjacent. Flooded with daylight, the judges highlighted how these spaces define the building and have become natural hubs for staff interaction, allowing the creativity of the business to flourish.


Gill Parker, CEO at BDG architecture + design, said:

“We are thrilled to be recognised for two projects at the prestigious BCO awards this year, especially as both are for the coveted Innovation category. It is hugely rewarding to work with clients such as Ogilvy and SKY who place innovation at the heart of their business and value the BDG approach to evidence led design that puts culture and business purpose at the core of the workplace."


Read more about the project here.