From adopting the Clients concept brief, the objective was to provide a world-class, flexible, future-proof workspace that personifies the rich history and future ambitions of this Premier League Club. A key cultural challenge highlighted early in the process was the major shift away from the historic roots of the club, having previously been based within Goodison Park. Therefore, it was essential that the values of the Club were upheld, including that of the ‘Peoples Club’, hence the interconnecting reception, Café and informal workspaces.
The space offers a flexible workspace solution for circa 200 employees, to come together in one collaborative environment. Within a grade one listed iconic building in the heart of Liverpool, coupled with showcasing glories of past years, the space manages to retain it roots as ‘the People’s Club’
The riverside lift entrance opens to an outstanding reception suite, incorporating a large bespoke lighting feature, hand crafted to represent a football pitch. Supporting this feature are a series of aluminium lattice beams that reference back to the structure of the iconic Bullens Road stand at Goodison Park. To the left of reception is the striking boardroom, to the right is the coffee bar, a hub of enthusiasm and collaboration. With its adjoining areas the reception delivers in spatial terms exactly how the club wished to be represented – an extensive business with a welcoming ethos as the ‘People’s Club’
The main open workspaces are linked by neighbourhood touch down zones, quiet rooms, meeting niches and different workspace configurations, whilst a circulationary route throughout the office acts as an ‘Everton experience’, with an archive of material and memorabilia on show to bring character to the space and connectivity to what is the core of the business – a successful football club.