DSS Headquarters 

This project provided 900,000ft² of high quality office space for the Department of Social Security on two sites in Newcastle and Sunderland

Client  Amec Developments, the Department of Social Security and HMRC
Location  Longbenton, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Completion  2003
Cost  £129m


  • RIBA stages 4-6
  • Architectural design

Working closely with Hopkins Architects who were the lead consultant and masterplanner for the project, we developed the detailed design and production information for this regional headquarters scheme.

The office buildings exploit the benefits of natural daylighting and natural ventilation and boldly express the structural steel frame internally and externally with an efficient fire engineered structure.