Pioneering a new kind of workplace that puts people first
Chiswick Park was the first office development in London to embrace the idea that people are more important than bricks and mortar. Stretching over 12 buildings in a 33 acre site, the development established a people-centric destination where individuals and businesses could exchange ideas and embrace new ways of working.
Responding to a changing world
Initially a brownfield site designed for light industrial use, Stanhope’s research into changing cities and working patterns identified an opportunity for a new kind of workplace that took the best of the business park and town centre office models and merged them into a new product. This would be a development that focused not only the buildings but the overall sense of place, and was driven by the idea that every employee should enjoy Work.
Assembling a unique team
Stanhope assembled a unique pool of talent to realise the potential of this new concept. They arranged roundtables with business leaders, appointed a recognised visionary on the growth of cities, Richard Rogers, to prepare the masterplan and lead the design team, and recruited specialist roles from the American hospitality industry to bring a new level of service to British workplaces.
Setting a new standard
The resulting development is a distinctive site situated around a central pedestrian space made up of a lake, landscaping and open-air performance area, used by a diverse array of companies stretching from Haliburton to Pokemon. Chiswick Park has enjoyed numerous awards and been widely recognised for its role in establishing a new standard for workplaces in the UK and beyond.
Originate, Manage, Design, Build
1999 to 2015