The ‘Beehive’ was the original terminal building at Gatwick Airport. Opened in 1936, it was the world’s first fully integrated airport building and is considered a nationally and internationally important example of airport terminal design. It became obsolete in the 1950s as the airport expanded. In 2008, Nut Interiors were approached and asked to convert this historically important building into serviced offices.
At approximately 20,000ft The Beehive holds a Grade 2+ listing for its architectural importance. Nut Interiors produced a stunning fit-out in close collaboration with the local planning authorities. The project was 6 months in preparation, maintaining the integrity of many of the original architectural features and marrying these to current trends in order to produce a fully functional modern office environment.