Leading architectural practice Stephen George + Partners showcases architecture and innovation in its self-designed and developed new Leicester HQ
Stephen George + Partners, one of the UK’s leading architectural practices, has celebrated moving into its new 8,000 sqft purpose-built office at Grove Park, Enderby with a spectacular launch party attended by over 180 guests.
Designed and developed by the practice, Waterfront House embodies the practice’s business values and vision for the future. It reflects the practice’s architectural skill and appetite for innovation. Waterfront House is the touchstone for Stephen George and Partners’ long-term commitment to the region and to collaborative working, embracing the knowledge-based economy and the new digital age.
Explains Michael Barker, Senior Partner Stephen George + Partners: “For the past two years I’ve been wearing four hats – and it’s been an education. As architect, client, contractor and developer, I’ve worked with colleagues – all of them architects! – to create an inspirational place for our employees, clients and visitors, reflecting both our business values and our vision of the future.”
The fast growing AJ100 practice, demonstrated latest developments in BIM applications and 3D printing as well as giving tours of the new building. Located in a stunning setting overlooking the lake in the landscaped south-east corner of Grove Park business park, Waterfront House features a minimalist design, with ground floor meeting rooms and a welcoming café opening on to a lakeside terrace plus a dramatic first-floor design studio, accommodating x of the businesses x total staff.
James Nicholls, Managing Partner, said: “The launch was a great success and we have received tremendously positive feedback on the building from visitors. Not only does it provide a collaborative working environment for staff, it also embraces new technology – from a highly efficient heat recovery system, PV and solar thermal, to smart lighting – and provides space for us to showcase our advances in BIM and VR.”