Carnival House

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Carnival House
Carnival House.jpg
General information
Address 100 Harbour Parade
Town or city Southampton
Country England
Current tenants Carnival UK
Owner Carnival Corporation & plc
Technical details
Floor count 5
Floor area 20,500sqm
Design and construction
Architect HOK Architects

Carnival House is a landmark office building in the city of Southampton, Hampshire, England. It is a purpose-built headquarters for Carnival UK, the United Kingdom operating company of Carnival Corporation & plc, the world's largest cruise shipping company. The building was officially opened on Sunday 19 July 2009.

Carnival House contains the head offices of P&O Cruises and Cunard Line. It also houses the UK offices of Princess Cruises, (headquartered in Santa Clarita, California) and Seabourn / Holland America Line (headquartered in Seattle, Washington). In addition Carnival Corporation's new build division is based in the building. [1]

The distinctive wave patterns on the two panels of the building facade represent propagation of oceanic Rossby waves and were created by using real satellite data (sea surface height anomaly data from satellite altimetry) provided by Paolo Cipollini and Peter Challenor of the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton.

Statistics[edit]

  • Houses approximately 1,118 employees [2]
  • Brings together staff from five buildings in the city [2]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 50°54′06″N 1°24′34″W / 50.90153°N 1.40946°W / 50.90153; -1.40946