Space planning and commercial fit out of new office space in West Malling, Kent.
Go-Tec are one of the fastest growing independent nursing agencies in the UK, specialising in providing both temporary and permanent staffing solutions. Their impressive portfolio of clients includes the NHS Trust Hospital and HMS Prisons throughout the UK.
Prior to our client taking possession of the building, it was operating as a Bistro pub. Go-Tec needed the space to reflect their modern business image and key for our client was making use of the many quirky rooms to transform the space into a functioning commercial office.
Working with our interior design team in Kent, we configured an open plan office space that would accommodate Go-Tec’s team of employees. Bespoke commercial furniture was a key part of the transition, with 1200 wide desking helping to achieve the open plan remit.
The design also included company signage and motto’s throughout the building, and a white and grey colour scheme that mirrored Go-Tech’s brand colouring.
With the office space planning in place, we proceeded in stripping out every bistro related fixture and fitting. This included the bar installation, feature walls and furniture, toilets, and first and second floor kitchen. In order to make the rooms usable for the incoming employees, power and data for desks was then ran on the first and second floor, the rear lounge, and the split-level low level floor where the bar used to be.
Much of the building revealed hidden spaces – all of which were usable. As well as removing much of the build that would impede the office, we were able to utilise some feature elements. For example, the communications room was situated around the feature fireplace (or inglenook).
On the third floor, the toilet area and kitchen was made into a Managing Directors office and boardroom. The commercial fit out works for this phase included power and data, lighting, a fire alarm reconfiguration and new air conditioning vents.
In the rear of the building, the first floor kitchen was turned into a training room. First the extract system and steel elements that were part of the kitchen cook area were removed, followed by the implementation of a new skylight, a bed with a hoist, commercial furniture and a screen for training.
In addition to this, the disabled toilet was turned into a kitchen tea point, and the basement was decorated and renewed with a new pump waste system.
Overall, we successfully transformed the space from pub bistro to a modern open plan office design.
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