“The move to Carmelite House has given us the opportunity to change the way we work. … We are thrilled to be here and grateful to HOK and Overbury for designing and delivering a fantastic building.”
The plan enables each division to maintain its own identity and staff experience within the Hachette brand while promoting company-wide collaboration and a sense of community.
Using ‘the family’ as a metaphor for publishing divisions, the design draws on inspiration from a classic family home to create dedicated and shared spaces. Functioning as a unique family member, each division has its own designated areas, such as meeting rooms and arrival points, that reflect its brand.
Spaces shared by all seven divisions include the reception, non-dedicated meeting spaces, the kitchen and break-out rooms. A pavilion café on the sixth floor takes advantage of the building’s outdoor space, extending through large glass doors to a 7,600-sq.-ft. landscaped rooftop terrace, complete with flowerbeds and grass areas with sweeping views of London’s skyline.
The design creates an inviting, flexible and completely open work environment with many activity-based areas for individual and group work.
100,000 sq. ft. / 9,290 sq. m.