Unilever

PTS Consulting’s AV Consultants help to completely renovate and modernise Unilever’s London HQ at 100 Victoria Embankment

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Location


London, UK

Overview


Occupying a prominent site on the Victoria Embankment overlooking the River Thames, Unilever House was originally completed in 1932 and listed as a Grade II landmark structure in 1977. The building has served as the headquarters for Unilever since the early 1930s.

The Client had decided that its historic Headquarters needed a transformation in order to consolidate its position as one of the most prestigious buildings in London. This would consist of the preservation, conservation and restoration of the exterior façade and key interior spaces, as well as the complete renovation, reconfiguration and modernization of the building interior.

Highlights


  • Comprehensive video network infrastructure
  • Visitor centre client-facing meeting suite
  • 200 Seat auditorium
  • Extensive webcast facilities to support major announcements with separate webcast control areas
  • Executive boardroom
  • Meeting room booking system deployed across all rooms
  • Building-wide TV distribution system
  • Building-wide public address system
  • Centrally managed AV control system with automated remote support

Awards


  • Over 20 design awards MIPIM Refurbishment Award

“Extensive consultation was held with Unilever employees to develop a design to provide high-quality office space that responds to the company’s operational requirements while retaining important parts of the building to safeguard its historic character.”

Summary


Offices were provided in the restored and extended Crescent and Watergate wings. A new central atrium hosted the main circulation area and brought natural air and light into the centre of the building. KPF’s design re-opened the original main entrance at the centre of the Embankment façade, with minor adjustments for universal accessibility.

Thanks to the AV Expertise of PTS Consulting, the Client now has a building that has been comprehensively brought into the 21st Century.

With PTS Consulting’s assistance, the project was the winner of over 20 design awards MIPIM Refurbishment Award.

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