Driving Standards Agency
The new offices for the Driving Standards Agency are part of the transformation of the former Co-operative Department store on Upper Parliament Street.
A large part of the upper floor plate was removed to allow natural light into the centre of the contemporary working environment; the new atrium also houses the staff canteen, breakout area and informal meeting spaces.
From the large scale decisions of retaining the existing building to the detailed design and specification of materials sustainability was key to ensure the design achieved the target ‘Very Good’ BREEAM rating.
The scheme won a number of awards including British Council for Offices Midlands & East Anglia Region 2009 and Mix Interiors Awards 2008.