Lewis & Hickey were appointed to work with Lend Lease Projects on the design, procurement and implementation of the Canary Wharf Headquarters for the successful London Olympic 2012 bid. The initial office space of 66,000 sq. ft. (at the L22, Churchill Place address) grew to 430,000 sq. ft. over a seven-year programme to accommodate all the staff involved in delivering a successful event in 2012. The final number of inhabitants was in the region of 4000.
The design is built around a central service core that is wrapped in specifically developed dynamic graphics for staff motivation and to emphasise the energy of such a prestigious project. The office space surrounding this core focuses on transparency, using semi opaque graphics applied to glass where a degree of privacy is required and a variety of open meeting and break out areas to promote an innovative and modern working environment.