Our client required two large breakout areas: one on the ground floor, and one on the first. The 3D design for both included a kitchen, dining area, corner sofa, flat screen TV and funky brick effect wallpaper. These elements were key in creating a fun, hospitable environment – as per the request of EPG.
For the office space itself (floors one and two), an open plan design with shared desks provided the perfect solution to facilitating a more collaborative environment. On the first floor, the design showed how the office would run adjacent to the large breakout area, which had a proposed glass partition to add depth and brightness to the room. For the manifestation on the glass, we worked closely with EPG to create a bespoke branded design.
To reflect EPG’s company identity, our office designers also proposed that their trademark colours of white, grey, green and purple were used throughout. The design for first floor office, for example, included green and grey chairs, purple mounted desk screens, a grey carpet and white walls.
Rap also provided 3D proposals for a smaller breakout area and manager’s office on floor two, and a meeting room and reception on ground level.
There were a number of challenges to overcome during the implementation of our office interior design. In order to situate the reception and waiting area in the same space, a dividing wall needed to be taken down. Due to it being a solid bridge block wall with coving on one side and a lay-in ceiling grid on the other, this required an unorthodox solution to remove it, which involved installing a lintel to support a small section of course brickwork. With the solution in place, Rap were able to unite the reception and waiting area, making for a spacious, hospitable entrance to EPG.
3D Visual - Before and After Comparison of Reception Area
Rap were also asked to install five TVs with a short time remaining on the project. For the boardroom TV, our client requested that the connectivity between the TV and the table be hidden. Our solution was to chase out walls and hide cables in them, with the wires then running underneath the floor and back up to return to the desk. Finally, Rap introduced wireless senders, which transmit HDMI signal and audio up to a distance of 10 metres.
EPG now have a modern open plan office which reflects their company identity, and offers both comfort and practicality to their employees. We are delighted to have worked on this project, which will help EPG to continue their rapid growth in the life science industry.
3D Visual - Before and After Comparison of Breakout Area
Rap Interiors Ltd
Working with Rap was a pleasure from start to finish. Straight from our first meeting with Julie and the team we felt that they completely understood what we were trying to achieve with the move and our new office. Rap listened to our wants and needs and added their own interpretation onto the office, suggesting cool features and interesting ways of achieving a fantastic environment. We had an extremely tight deadline of 8 weeks from pitch to move in date and they delivered on time and on budget accommodating a few additions and changes along the way. We love the finished environment and already we can see and feel how the office is having a positive impact on our business. We cannot thank Julie and the team enough and would have no hesitation using them again or recommending them to any other business.
Paul Vennard Group Finance Director, EPG
Rap Interiors Ltd
We're absolutely loving the place, and it's great to see our office on your website. We had a sneak peak at the others you have done. It is no surprise you are busy - they all look fab!
Kerry Browne Office Manager, EPG
Rap Interiors Ltd
Having met this dynamic client with a range of departments working within the EPG group, we knew we were going to have fun with the design. Wanting a “London” look allowed us to bring in brick effect walls and high end kitchen areas with plenty of colour. An exciting project with a fun client.
Julie Anderson Design Director, Rap Interiors
Has the EPG fit out inspired you to make changes to your office? If so, then Rap Interiors can help! With almost three decades worth of experience, we can advise you on the best solutions to take your company forward. To begin your dream fit out, contact us today on 0333 600 1234 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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