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Bee House shortlisted for South East Property Award

Published on 14 June 2023

The Bee House

We’re buzzing to reveal the Bee House has received an award nomination for Workplace Fit-out of the Year at the Insider South East Property Awards, 2023.

Coinciding with the first year since opening on World Bee Day 2022, it’s a befitting achievement to mark the anniversary of Oxfordshire's largest co-working space.

The transformation

The building’s 20-month fit-out transformed the 53,000 sq ft space – formerly home to Milton Park occupier RM Education who moved across the road – into a vibrant, state-of-the-art flexible and co-working space.

Exceptional natural lighting was injected into the previous dimly-lit space, via the installation of two-storey feature lightwells, with the surrounding outdoor space prioritising pedestrians and pollinators.

Achieving high levels of sustainability, the predominantly female-led project team managed to retain 89.9% of the building’s pre-existing envelope and delivered a 75% reduction in operational CO2 emissions. Where possible, furniture was also upcycled and repurposed.

The diverse mix of facilities provide the ideal launchpad for a range of SMEs and freelancers – from creative agencies, technology startups and spinouts – with the buzzy Hive Café serving as the perfect spot to relax, grab a bite to eat and catch up with friends.

We look forward to finding out the result at the awards evening on Thursday 13 July, but for now, we’re extending a huge congratulations to the whole project team on the shortlist nomination: ASA Landscape Architects, Ashdown PhillipsB&NES-Building-ControlBarnwood Limited, CBREHadland Manning BullockMainer AssociatesQODA ConsultingSavillsSRA Architects LLPStantecTerence O'Rourke and Total Projects.