Services:Interior Design / Space Planning
Co-Star European Headquarters, London
CoStar, an international property database company, approached Studio Buschow to move them from Mayfair to the West End. This move was felt to offer the opportunity for a change in culture and a change in corporate style for this UK branch of an American organisation.
As is often the case with fit-outs, time was of the essence as the date to vacate their existing premises had already been agreed. Studio Buschow provided advice regarding procurement (moving to a two-stage tender), programming (front-loading the design and co-ordination), as well as a complete design service (ensuring all parties – both in the UK and the US – were satisfied with the proposals). The resulting solution depended upon a clear strategy, delivered with absolute conviction and meticulous planning.
Several initial design concepts were proposed before the client agreed to a layout that offered flexible working areas acting as bookends to more fixed elements including reception, meeting rooms, a canteen and the server room. Features include timber panels with concealed doors, a timber-slatted access ceiling, recycled rubber flooring, and 24-hour live video conferencing between the UK and US offices.