chapmanbdsp specialises in building services engineering and environmental design, delivering world-class projects across a range of sectors. They commissioned KKS to relocate their workplace to 40 Gracechurch St, combining their existing two floors to one floor and to undertake a complete assessment of the office culture as part of a major rebrand.

KKS provided a workplace design which creates a sense of wellbeing, whilst reinforcing chapmanbdsp’s environmental principles. The new space has been completely refurbished to include a garden path, which circulates the floorplate, maximising the benefit of the natural light falling into the building. Seating is available at the walkways so that the natural light is available to all.

As part of the rebranding the internal culture of the office was evaluated and spaces organised to encourage collaboration, as well as quiet oasis areas for individual working. The office is open plan and agile with all desks sit/stand.

chapmanbdsp was keen for the refurbishment to be environmentally responsible so existing materials were used wherever possible which were retained from the previous tenant.

For chapmanbdsp’s staff, KKS has created a workplace to thrive in. For chapmanbdsp’s clients, KKS has created a space that reinforces the brand and reflects the firm’s innovative culture.


Shortlisted in the British Council of Offices Awards 2019 in the category of ‘Projects under 1500m2 (London & South East)’.