Hart Miller Design were hand picked to partner with leading design and build contractor Curve Workspaces for their experience in designing flexible civic spaces to deliver a new home for the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead.
Having not had a presence in Windsor for many years, it was important for the Royal Borough to return to York House. Occupying the ground floor, the Council spaces comprise of three distinct areas : a public ‘Residents Hub’, private workspace and public civic meeting rooms.
We were tasked with developing a scheme that would provide a workspace that could support a tiered level of requirements from the council; a delicate balance to be struck between the complex needs of a civic authority and other tenants in the building.
We designed each space sensitively to enable the Council to meet their operational needs, reflect their brand and to support the local community through the Residents Hub.
We created a space that was approachable and open to ensure ease of navigation for the visiting public. The light filled space features a prominent royal purple which is tempered with the addition of softer colours and oak details.
In addition to customer-facing areas, central office space has been carefully planned for future expansion and maximises work settings with amenity spaces for informal working and meetings.
Deliberate politically neutral colours continue through the workspace into a suite of adaptable public meeting rooms which are able to host panel meetings, full Council and Cabinet meetings.
The results of careful planning and consideration for the multi-layered users of each space, partnered with the skilled build and management services of Curve Workplaces has ensured the Council now occupy a workspace that can support their continuing work effectively and efficiently.