450,000 sq ft
Formally known as IPC Media, Time Inc. is one of the world’s leading media organisations and the UK’s leading magazine publisher, with around 60 titles employing around 2,500 staff.
Following a move from a 1970s tower block to The Blue Fin Building on Southwark Street, the company asked tp bennett to provide offices and event space.
A classic and timeless look was agreed for the scheme, bringing an atmosphere of colour and vibrancy. Accessed by a bridge across the building’s atrium, the top two floors were given a 300-seat restaurant and all-day café, as well as fine dining facilities and a specialist wine tasting room, the better to improve staff interaction and client-facing alike. Each of the company’s 60 titles from Decanter to Horse and Hounds was housed in open office space, flexible enough to be changed but with each magazine’s own signage and branding within.
The restaurant was linked by a floating staircase to landscaped terraces and an internal ‘winter garden’ space offered views and spaces for daily relaxation, as well as acting as a venue for launches, fashion shows and events. With these additions, the practice supported the company’s goals of agility, collaboration and communication.
BCO Regional & National Awards 2008
Winner - Best Corporate Office Building / IPC Media