Workplace

TfL Palestra Building Fitout

Southwark, London

The project brief consisted of relocating up to 2,460 TfL staff from 13 existing sites into the Palestra building along with a number of control rooms and their logistical support ‘tails’. In addition to the category B and C works necessary to achieve this there is also a requirement to review the potential to improve the buildings BREEAM rating from ‘Very good’ to ‘Excellent’ - this involved additional works to the existing base build category A building elements as well as the proposed category B and category C elements.

TfL commissioned an independent post occupation assessment which identified that the Palestra fit out has delivered a very successful working environment, achieving a 75% satisfaction rating. With 45% of staff report that the building has enhanced their ability to carry out the work, whilst 41% report that their productivity has increased as a result.