Commercial and Mixed Use

We have delivered tens of millions of square meters of office space for investors, developers and occupiers around the world. Our work is focused on office and mixed-use buildings and includes everything from new build and refurbishment projects to high-rise developments and business parks.

For every commercial project we have two objectives: to create the best working environment for people, and deliver higher return on investment for our clients, throughout the lifetime of the building. We understand the varied requirements, challenges and business aspirations of our clients and offer solutions meet the needs of office space today and in the future.

Better Working Environments

Working environments have an important impact on human health, productivity and quality of life. That’s why our goal is always to create a space where people want to come to work. We address the total environmental comfort of the occupants, which includes everything from access to natural light, glare control, air motion, air quality and humidity.

There is a powerful business case for better environments resulting in a boost of productivity. People costs can account for as much as 90% of a company’s expenditures, so even a small improvement can make a big difference.

Higher Return on Investment for Commercial Buildings

Our projects are examples of high-quality environments and they enable employers to attract and retain the best people. They designed with flexibility in mind to allow businesses to adapt to changing markets and new ways of working. The ability to respond to fast-changing workplace trends and accommodate different occupier groups is key to maintaining the longer-term value of a building.

Services for the Whole Project Lifecycle

We offer a truly multi-disciplinary service for all stages of the project lifecycle – from early business planning, through design and construction, to asset management and refurbishment. Our comprehensive range of building design services is complemented by environmental, transport planning and infrastructure services.

Sustainable, Future-ready Solutions

By looking at the form, geometry and usage of a building we come up with solutions that complement both its architecture and function. Our experts understand complex building structures and systems and the synergies required for the operational success of office and mixed-use buildings. This has enabled us to work with some of the world’s most prominent owners and developers: from One World Trade Center in New York and Salesforce Tower in San Francisco to The Shard in London,  and 1 Shelly Street in Melbourne. Buildings engineered by WSP stand the test of time and make a positive contribution to our cities’ economic development, community and environment.

Our experts are always looking to challenge the status quo; considering a range of interlinked technological, social and environmental factors in each project. We are passionate about green building design and our teams help clients achieve the highest levels of sustainability through low-energy and low-carbon solutions. Our green design specialists also help clients achieve sustainability certifications such as LEED, BREEAM and Green Star.

Local Knowledge

We add value by combing our international experience with our local knowledge. This enables us to offer a seamless service for international clients, who require global standards adapted to local requirements. Our portfolio includes projects across many cities including Dubai, London, New York, Montréal, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Johannesburg, Singapore, Stockholm, Paris and Melbourne.