Thanks to our involvement in The Hickman base build works, HUSH were able to effortlessly grasp the existing design and facilities within the building and seamlessly move into fit-out phase delivering GPE’s coworking and flexible office workspace.

Acting as project manager and contract administrator delivering the fast-track Cat B fit-out of the lower ground, ground floor and first floors  in 12 weeks. The fit-out provides a combination of member collaboration spaces, break-out spaces as well as dedicated offices and meeting rooms to support the Runway East’ membership offering. The interior design complemented and reflected the basebuild aesthetic utilising exposed concrete soffits and exposed services, successfully combining old with modern and vibrant interiors to reflect Runway East’s brand identity. The fit-out was delivered in 12 weeks and achieved a SKA silver rating.

An innovative design allowed for a dedicated contained office space to be created in the basement whilst retaining natural light, making the space more attractive.

The design ethos was to retain as much of the existing basebuild as possible therefore it was imperative the design adopted the base build codes to create a complimentary space. The project  minimised strip out and the removal of lighting and FCUs.

The Hickman received the world’s first SmartScore ‘Platinum’ rating and was the winner of “The Best New Place to Work” at the BusinessLDN awards.


Great Portland Estates


21,000 sqft

Construction Period

3 months