Yesterday, Glenn Dunn and I joined a tour of Getty Images’ new London HQ, which is the winner of the 2023 BCO London Award in the category ‘Projects up to 1,500m2’.

Designed by Bluebottle architects, the space provides a variety of different work and co-working areas to facilitate post-pandemic flexible work styles, implementing a move to hot-desking to free up space for alternative uses, such as informal meetings and socialising.

The fit out is impressive, making use of lighting and a bold colour palette to reflect Getty's brand identity, alongside over 100 prints from their archive.

The space sits within the Duo Building, 280 Bishopsgate, which is located at the edge of the City, close to the neighbourhoods of Spittalfields and Shoreditch. Sadly, no free umbrella. 

Interestingly the impressive targeted accreditations for the building went unmentioned, indicating that ESG may now be established as a minimum offering for a best in class building. These include:

  • BREEAM: Outstanding
  • WELL: Platinum
  • WiredScore: Platinum
  • Cycling Score: Platinum

Glenn and I were impressed and are now looking forward to joining the Forsters' Occupiers team and guests at the BCO Awards to see if Getty Images can scoop the ultimate accolade 'Best of the Best'. See you there.