A work-in-progress, this office fit-out project for a development finance company seeks to maximise a deep floor plate with softly separated departments and multiple types of breakout and meeting space. The employee and visitor experience has been curated from the moment you enter the door, with a ‘front-of-house’ coffee bar and seating area located adjacent to meeting rooms. Knowing the habits of staff, a more relaxed kitchen and TV lounge is located downstairs.
Being open-plan, great care has been taken to consider the acoustic requirements of the different work teams, with noisier areas (marketing department!) located towards the more public areas of the space. To deaden reverberation, the exposed concrete soffit is panelled with acoustic boards and all glazing is treated with curtains, which also allow for privacy when required.
Colour is used to define zones, with a ‘datum’ line to tie it all together. Bespoke joinery has been designed to conceal the servicing and storage requirements and further define spaces.