0227 Glasshouse

Re-development of former research buildings at the Alderley Park campus, Cheshire; to create an inspiring, world-class workplace that embraces flexible, collaborative and innovative working.

The existing buildings were connected around a central atrium, under Phase 1 structural works already completed by BDP. Bridge Architects were commissioned to complete the architectural and interior design work in order to provide a variety of workspaces, communal facilities and breakout areas.

The design concept was to re-orientate the building complex towards the landscaped main ‘avenue’ through the campus, and unite the separate buildings together to form a cohesive whole via the atrium. The designs included further façade and shell alterations, and the addition of new elements; such as internal terraces which serve to better connect the office spaces with the atrium.

The three existing office buildings around the atrium have been reconfigured to provide a mix of workspace including co-working, serviced, managed and traditional office lets, complemented by meeting rooms, kitchen/lounges and phone booths. The atrium is designed to foster communication, collaboration and engagement between customers and is conceived as an English garden with distinct zones; including a ‘lawn, ‘terrace’, and ‘orchard’. Each space provides leisure and work areas, complemented by a café

The project was shortlisted for ‘Best Unbuilt Commercial Project’ at the 2018 MSA Awards.

The project completed in January 2020. 




Alderley Park Limited

Structural engineer:

Booth King

Quantity Surveyor:



GMI and Workspace