Natural Light, Fresh Air and Open Offices
Canada House is now home to over 230 Canadian High Commission staff. They work in areas ranging from Foreign Policy and Diplomatic Services to Immigration for Northern Europe, the Middle East, Pakistan and, of course, the UK. Canadian Border Services and the Trade Commissioner’s offices are also here, as are consular services, RCMP public safety and armed services. The goal of the open-plan office space is to bring all these activities in touch with one another and make the High Commission as efficient as possible.
Focusing on natural light and fresh air as well as varied and welcoming meeting spaces, its layout and furnishings are designed to support a high level of interaction and productivity. These are important elements for those who work at the High Commission and who represent Canada in the UK, but are also principles that influence the Mission’s service of those who request and require it.