Boho X, Middlesbrough
The aspiration has been to create a landmark office building, providing new digital opportunities for businesses and start ups.
BCEGI / Middlesbrough Council
Boho represents the opportunity to provide one of the best locations in the UK to design, enable, create, and grow new digital opportunities and put Middlesbrough at the heart of the most important and rapidly evolving industries in the world. Supplemented with residential, leisure, commercial and educational uses, as well as high quality architecture, pedestrian-focused streets and spaces, Boho will not only be a place to work, but a vibrant urban quarter for people to live in, play in and enjoy. Boho will enable people, businesses and ideas to connect, interact and engage; a neighbourhood brimming with energy, excitement and vision.
Focusing around the key pillars of communication, innovation, and sustainability, Boho will act as a catalyst for social, economic and environmental change within the region. It will nurture the freshest, new talent and skills within the digital sector and act as a base of new businesses and industry start-ups. Attracted by high quality, high specification, landmark office buildings setting a new benchmark in design qualities and suitability credentials Boho will also attract new international investment from those wishing to invest in the UK.
Funded by TVCA and Middlesbrough Council BOHO X with 60,000ft2 of grade ‘A’ office space forms an integral part of the wider masterplan which looks to provide a bold frontage on a key site within the Boho zone. A highly legible plan form with a simple programme of spaces respond directly to the clients brief for a flexible and adaptable internal environment to suit new digital opportunities. The proposed building wraps around a central atrium providing a dramatic arrival into the building, floor plates are designed to be flexible allowing for the subdivision of the space to provide for multiple occupants or a single user. Orientated around an efficient shared central access and service core to all floors, maximising lettable area and optimising service routes to the floor plates.
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