Supporting workplace culture, guests enter through the reception area into the large events space with on-site hospitality bar named and branded Seagulls Rest – a nod to Brighton’s notorious feathered friends. Staff and visitors can catch-up with a drink, hide away in the booths at the back, or enjoy the lounge for watching events on the high-level screen above the central counter.
The Seagulls Rest caters to Unity’s ‘Users first’ company value, with custom touches that include tiered seating, collaboration benches, and a Polaroid wall that introduces new employees. Flexible furniture solutions encourage people to adapt the space to meet individual or team needs.
The top floor is dedicated to the user experience, a reconfigurable social hub for employee dining, theatre-style ‘all hands’ meetings and external events. Embracing creativity on each floor, local artists have created bespoke murals to enhance connection between the office and its Brighton location. Each portraying a unique perspective, the artworks bring to life Unity’s value to ‘Be Bold.’
Developed with a deep understanding of the brand story and business objectives, an impactful colour palette engages users throughout the space. As employees are predominately desk-based, tones are muted and calm in the workspaces, and explosions of colour in the connective areas and social spaces supports interaction through dynamic contrast.
Images courtesy of M Moser Associates