Also, the wellbeing of staff was an overriding concern from the client, who wanted to create a healthy working environment. In response, we provided a variety of spaces that offer a flexible working environment, with sit/standing desking, breakout spaces, alternative working areas such as private study pods and a library lounge room.
We take material and product specification seriously and met frequently with the client to understand what they were looking for and propose furniture and finishes that were high quality whilst appropriate for each space. They asked that we choose sustainable products wherever possible and were committed to buying quality products that would last, which avoids the model of procuring cheap items that will soon need to be replaced.
What is your own personal favourite element of the space?
The quality of the space for the firm’s staff was really important to us and our client, rather than solely the visitor areas. So, for me, the large staff breakout area we provided is a genuinely flexible space, which can be used for hosting clients, staff drinks, informal events and simply for people to rest. There is lounge seating, a dining table, an island bar, and folding doors that open onto a landscaped terrace with planters and outdoor furniture, looking out to nearby All Saints Church – it’s great on a sunny day!