A pleasing and confident rigour
BDP for Northamptonshire County Council
Contract value: £40m
GIA: 17,473 m²
Cost per m²: £2,289
Angel Square responds to an ambitious brief to combine workforces from 12 separate properties in a single BREEAM Excellent HQ. The 2000 strong workforce is united in a place that promotes collaborative working – clearly evident in all aspects of the design.
Conceived as a ‘Yin Yang’ plan, the layout arranges two wings around a central atrium court. Its elegant glazed roof admits high levels of daylight into the deep plan building and allows for natural ventilation. The court functions as an informal gathering space, with further breakout spaces peeling back from the atrium. The entire layout is both legible and functional while the external envelope displays a pleasing and confident rigour in a conservation area. One Angel Square demonstrates a highly competent and elegant approach that showcases innovation in the workplace environment.