500 Brook Drive

500 Brook Drive



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The Brief

We were commissioned to design a headquarters building for a leading pharmaceutical brand. To provide the highest standards of occupier comfort, energy efficiency and environmental amenity. Future flexibility was also a key consideration. We subsequently designed the interiors for occupier Quintiles.


Our bold sculpted design wraps around a full height central atrium. At ground and first floor the two parallel wings are joined by the entrance hall to a split service core. Three further floors form a ‘U’ shaped single space that wraps around the entrance hall. Cantilevered bridges connect the two wings on the upper levels.

We designed the entrance as a cube, centred within the full height glazed façade, shaded by an oversailing roof and flanked by two opaque glass-clad stair towers.


We designed two external staircases as sculptural features. These are unique in their integral structural support and use an inner string cut from a single steel tube, which takes the form of a helix ribbon.

The project won the BCO Regional Fit Out of Workplace Award 2012 and the BCO Regional Commercial Workplace Award in 2010.

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