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A New Global Workplace Benchmark for Shell

Shell Centre
Waterloo, London, UK

HOK’s design transformed a 1962 building into a modern environment that provides an inspirational new workplace for 3,000 Shell employees.

Located on the edge of the River Thames, the Shell Centre’s engineering infrastructure had remained largely untouched since its construction.

Shell asked HOK to design an environment that would be more efficient and flexible to support the company’s changing business needs.

The design incorporates Shell’s brand values to create a dynamic, engaging workplace that maximizes the potential of the space and supports the cultural change that had been occurring within the organization.

HOK’s design included the addition of a new café bar and a redesign of the main entrance.

The project created a new benchmark and toolkit for Shell’s Global Workplace Solutions group.


200,000 sq. ft. / 18,600 sq. m.


Facility Programming
Interior Design
Workplace Guidelines



Number of Shell employees the renovated space accommodates