Consarc assisted Crawley Borough Council’s move into their own council-occupied space within a wider commercial development: The council is replacing their original 1960’s low-density Town Hall with this entirely new 9-storey Civic Building, a new landscaped urban square and a significant amount of new housing.
The BREEAM-rated and highly flexible office building was designed by our sister company Cartwright Pickard, to our enhanced client accommodation brief. Working closely with the council as client advisers our role expanded to include workplace consultancy and interior design early on.
We provided interior design input to the project team, to ensure that client requirements would be accommodated within the base-build and fit-out contracts, especially for key civic spaces, such as the sculptural stair, feature wall to the customer services centre and movable walls to the new council chamber.
We designed these public and democratic spaces to be usable all through the day by doubling of functions. Throughout, we carefully selected fittings, furniture and colour ranges with the client to enable organisational transformation through modern ways of working whilst reflecting the client’s unique identity and civic pride by incorporating heritage elements such as the travertine semi-circles.View case study