Unsupported browser

For a better experience please update your browser to its latest version.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

ESA wins go-ahead for Birdseye HQ

  • Comment

ESA Architects has been awarded planning consent for its revamp of the listed 1960s Birdseye headquarters in Walton-on-Thames

ESA will replace the external cladding and refurbish the existing 17,000m² building. The firm will also replace a 1963 annex with a 10,000m² three-storey structure, forming a public court between the two buildings.

The proposals have received the backing of English Heritage.

ESA’s creative director Nic Sampson said: ‘The existing building remains a wonderful and inspiring example of post-war corporate architecture and represents an enormous challenge. Our new proposed addition is a sizeable building in its own right and had the difficult task of responding to and enhancing the existing strident architecture, but at the same time establishing a confident aesthetic of its own.’

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.