With a remit to help expedite workflow, we introduced a range spaces for collaboration and controlled working. On the ground floor of unit one, for example, our Kent interior designers use their space planning expertise to create a new boardroom. The key features of the boardroom include a heavy-duty collaboration table with integrated power, a “cube” storage facility with lockable units, mottled grey carpet, and a wall feature for a splash of colour. This part of the project also required demolition work to allow access to the new space and flooring adaptations to create channels for power.
Other works to the ground floor included the installation of a tea point and showers, and changes to the lobby area and washrooms. For the lobby, we laid new vinyl flooring and introduced carpet to the stairs to reduce noise pollution created by footsteps. The washrooms, meanwhile, required a new set of sanitary ware and panels to make them more inviting.
On the first floor, we created a number of offices for the Coopervision executives to carry out work with optimum focus. We specifically designed these to be consistent with the ground floor boardroom, with the same orange chairs, blue and white walls, and mottled carpet. Additionally, we refurbished the first floor circulation space, making for a bright, uncluttered and free-flowing walk through the building.
For the second unit, we started by making changes to the ground floor lobby. As with much of the space, these changes were consistent with the design of unit one, with new vinyl flooring, mottled carpet for the stairs and upgrades to the washrooms.
While the ground floor largely mirrors unit one, the first floor has a different layout and function. For example, we created a shared office space for larger teams, which includes several two-person desks with screens and a range of storage solutions. Next to this, we introduced a vibrant collaboration space, which includes a stunning Frovi poseur table with integrated coat hangers.