New London home for Buro Happold

Global engineering consultancy Buro Happold is moving into a new office in central London. 

Growing from 510 employees in 2019 to 720 in 2024, the new office re-location reflects this growth. 

Buro Happold’s London-based employees will work across 31,000sq ft and four floors of office space at the Featherstone Building on City Road, EC1.

The consultancy met the challenge of maintaining the building’s BREEAM Outstanding rating with its fit-out. 

The office also achieves both LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum, Wired Score Platinum and with the fit out an additional Well Building Standard Platinum status for achieving exemplary environmental, sustainability, efficiency and health and well-being criteria is being delivered.

Buro Happold worked closely with global architecture, design and planning firm Gensler to shape and design its workspaces, after listening to the views and ideas of its staff.

Inclusive design and well-being are central to the new space, with a variety of quieter spaces, and busier spaces for collaboration, parent and multi-faith rooms, as well as a dedicated landscaped terrace area.

Justin Phillips, London office director, said: “We wanted to create a workplace that embodied the excellence of our staff within it.

"Collaboration was essential to this process, and we engaged with our staff early-on to understand what was really important to them. 

“Our mix of needs is very different as we continue to evolve from traditional engineers to multi-disciplinary experts and advisors, and the design of this office reflects that. 

“We’re proud of our new London home we’ve created. It’s not only a great place to be, but it also aligns with our ambitious sustainability goals and those of many of our clients across the world.

"I’m really excited about the potential of what we imagine and create here with our clients and collaborators in the transformative years ahead.”

Buro Happold works for a diverse range of private and public sector clients across multiple areas and is proud to have delivered many of London’s landmarks including Battersea Power Station, the O2 Arena, Emirates Stadium and Stratford Waterfront. 

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