Perkins+Will to design vibrant new UK headquarters in the heart of London’s tech hub for global media company Turner

Global media company, Turner, whose news, kids, entertainment and sports brands include CNN, Cartoon Network, Boomerang and TCM has selected global architecture and design firm, Perkins+Will to design its new London headquarters at 160 Old Street in Shoreditch.

Based in the heart of a vibrant London technology hub, the new office, set to be around 100,000 sq. ft. will support Turner’s future growth plans. It will house approximately 1,000 staff, supporting the portfolio of channels Turner programmes out of London and across the EMEA footprint, as well as a suite of digital properties and social channels, a growing consumer products business, its innovation arm Digital Ventures & Innovation, and a range of distribution, syndication, and advertising divisions. The headquarters will also include a new purpose-built London newsroom and studio for CNN’s EMEA newsgathering, production, broadcast and digital operation, as well as a new global hub for CNN International Commercial operations.

The move will also include London-based staff of HBO and HBO Europe and Time Warner who will relocate to 160 Old Street with Turner.

Perkins+Will has been appointed to design a collaborative, flexible workspace that supports the company’s shift from a historically channel-led operation into a fan-first content creation and curation business.

Kate Vine, Principal at Perkins+Will’s London Studio, said:

“Turner is undergoing an exciting period of change, and asked us to design a vibrant, high-tech work space that meets the needs of a modern workforce.

“Our experience delivering award-winning corporate interior designs and personal service means we’re perfectly placed to create the ideal working environment for Turner’s UK based operation”

Sarah Lodge, Director of Facilities, Turner EMEA, said:

“We are investing in a space that offers a better working environment for us and for the business as a whole. The move will place us in the heart of one of London’s most dynamic areas. We look forward to being part of one of London’s most vibrant tech hubs, home to a diverse mix of start-ups, digital agencies and major media brands and well served with transport links and amenities.”

Turner staff, and London-based staff of HBO and HBO Europe and Time Warner, are scheduled to move from Turner’s current headquarters on Great Marlborough Street to 160 Old Street from autumn 2019.