News / October 2019
Thursday 2 May 2019
HASSELL wins major workplace innovation award in London

HASSELL has again earned recognition as a global leader in workplace design, winning the London Innovation Award from the British Council of Offices (BCO) for Fora Borough.

Fora is carving out a point of difference within the fast-developing international workplace market with its ‘pro-working’ model, focussing on thoughtful design and a commitment to first class service. HASSELL worked closely with Fora to explore its values and aspirations – and translate those into design principles that allow Fora to consistently deliver “spaces to be brilliant” for its residents.

Borough is the first Fora location to use the HASSELL-created design principles, and it’s already become a benchmark for other sites under development.

In selecting Fora Borough for the award, the BCO judges praised the “openness of the ground floor, which hosts a café and restaurant and helps to build a community between the office and its neighbourhood”.

HASSELL Principal Matthew Blain said this award is welcome recognition given the team’s hard work and growing reputation as global leaders in workplace design.

“HASSELL has worked on some of the highest profile co-working spaces around the globe. Combining this design insight with Fora’s progressive approach to design has clearly paid off,” Matthew said.

“Fora had a very clear goal in mind – and for that to be recognised is testament to the talent and efforts of everyone involved in the project,” he said.

Fora co-founder, Katrina Larkin, also acknowledged the value HASSELL has brought to helping Fora achieve its vision.

“Working with HASSELL has proven to be a fruitful relationship for Fora – with collaboration across a number of projects – their experience, diligence and dedication towards designing innovative workspace has established Fora Borough as a space that enables its residents to be brilliant, as recognised by the BCO judging panel, differentiating it from the rest of the pack,” Katrina said.

This recognition builds on the success HASSELL experienced at the 2017 BCO awards, when Sky Central, won the Best Corporate Workplace and Best of the Best awards.

Established in 1992, the primary objective of the BCO Awards is to define excellence in office space and publicly recognise top-quality design and functionality as a benchmark for workplaces. More information on the awards can be found here.

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