About the Client
CooperVision is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of soft contact lenses and lens care products. Since its inception in 1980, the company has grown considerably and now sells its products in over 100 countries worldwide.
CooperVision needed an experienced refurbishment company to create a staff breakout area at its Lens Care Products site in Ashford, Kent. This entailed implementing a dining area, kitchen and locker rooms into a former laboratory unit.
For the dining area design, CooperVision requested a bright and colourful aesthetic that reflected the brand identity. With this in mind, Rap’s skilled tradesmen started by relining and then re-painting the walls in a brilliant white before adding company signage and a multi-coloured skyline wall graphic. To supplement the bright new colour scheme, Rap also introduced new LED and pendant lighting solutions.
Another part of the dining room remit was to create an inviting ‘internet café’ style environment. This was achieved by introducing high and low level breakfast bars with multi-coloured seating; new plug and USB points; and white laminate top bench tables with blue frames.
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To create a functional kitchen area, Rap Interiors implemented a number of new features. These included a wood-effect finish kitchen unit with an integrated fridge, dishwasher, sink and microwave; a water boiler for tea and coffee; and two vending machines. For hygiene purposes, Rap also introduced a wipeable concrete-effect floor and attached a splashback to the kitchen unit.
The CooperVision brief also included the creation of new locker rooms. This entailed building two solid partitions, which would not only work to divide the spaces but create a new walk-in area at the top of the stairs.
Within the newly configured spaces, Rap added new locker systems, hard-wearing changing benches and easy-to-wipe flooring. For a finishing touch, Rap printed CooperVision’s hot air balloon graphics on the outer side of the partitions for a fun and inviting walk-in feature.
Thank you for choosing Rap Interiors
Through the creativity and dedication displayed by Rap Interiors, CooperVision Ashford now has an inviting and durable breakout space for its staff. The refurbished facility will enable employees to re-energise during breaks and is another successful example of CooperVision’s ongoing commitment to staff welfare and site improvements.