Howarth Litchfield were commissioned following a limited competition to design and detail the new premises for Cundall’s HQ offices in Newcastle . The international firm of Engineers had a clear and simple brief – to demonstrate their ethos, environmental credentials and care for the well-being of their staff. The entrance area created a reception point which shields the main open plan offices . The desks were carefully designed for use, colour and suitability for a busy engineering practice. The free standing walls were a challenge for the design and stability and required the assistance of the engineers to design.