David Wise, Director at SPACE Architects, said:"Northumberland County Council articulated the challenges faced by an ageing, disjointed building.
Considering the building's uses, how it functioned, and our client's aspirations, the new facilities now provide a collaborative and connected work environment to foster agile, flexible working.
Extensive consultation with the Council's management, executive and political leadership, allowed us to understand the cultural and operational aspirations.
Through the use of virtual reality, we engaged with stakeholders to demonstrate spatial concepts, succeeding in communicating the complex demands of the project."
SPACE worked collaboratively with the Council's architectural team to provide creative interior design input for the refurbishment to further ensure the delivery of these now high-quality agile working environments.
SPACE has maximised the existing building and seamlessly brought life and light back into County Hall's public and private spaces.