Energy Supplier The Brief Location: Staines, UK Procurement Method: Traditional/Tendered Our Role: Full Design Responsibility We were briefed to create an interior that reflects the “home care” packages that are offered by this energy supplier to their own clients. This enabled us to inject the offices with colour and pattern through the introduction of soft seating areas for collaboration, reflection and focus to bring a residential style to the space. Centralised tea points create spaces for cross pollination of teams to communicate with adjacent library lounges for informal meetings to be conducted, with lockers installed to ensure total flexible working with height adjustable workstations and fixed height benches, giving each user the freedom to suit their way of working. The introduction of acoustic screens and feature lighting throughout help to control the space giving landmarks for orientation.
Tech Company The Brief Procurement Method: Traditional Our Role: Design Consultants Our brief was to design a space to enable our client to conduct their growing relationships and business with their clients and partners while also showcasing their forward way of thinking. Introducing a cafe culture and breaking away from the traditional meeting environment enabled visitors and employees to build relationships and work more effectively on collaborative projects. Cafe furniture and lounge spaces with loose rugs and feature planting create a domestic feel to the space. Feature timber and lights soften the exposed concrete ceiling. Moving through to the working space, there is a central collaboration space with a large dining table, a semi-private booth and lockers for staff. The open plan workspace has height-adjustable workstations alongside high benches with draughtsman’s stools to enable people to work in the posture that suits them best. A mixture of meeting facilities including fixed rooms, lounge spaces, open meeting tables and individual telephone booths result in an agile space for this technology giant.
Central Customer Hub Location: Corby, Northants Size: Warehouse: 950,000 ft2 NIA (5th largest warehouse in the UK) Office: 35,000ft2 NIA Timescale: CMIW appointed as workplace designers – March 2019 Cat A Works complete – Aug 2019 Cat B Works to complete Dec 2019 Professional Team: Workplace Design – CMI Workplace PM – Lambert Smith Hampton Cost Consultant – Lambert Smith Hampton M&E – Hill Lawrence Contractor – Volker Fitzpatrick Brief To design working environments for approx. 400 people including the Customer Contact Centre within the office building attached to the distribution centre. In addition, we designed the support facilities including the staff restaurant, meeting rooms and breakout/ refreshment areas. Within the warehouse, we created the design for the product repair lab and the setting out of racking and layout of safety line markings. Exterior signage and wayfinding in line with the organisation’s global brand guidelines was also included in the project.
Vodafone The Brief Procurement Method: Traditional Our Role: Full design responsibility Workplace Design & CAT A Refurb Professional Team: Workplace Design – CMI Workplace PM – Aecom Cost Consultant – Fimingers M&E – Aecom Contractor – Overbury We delivered a Centre of Excellence in Pacific House, Greater Manchester. The project at the site near Manchester Airport, included Cat A (landlord’s areas) and Cat B (tenant fit-out). The project is part of Vodafone’s commitment to improve customer service in the UK, through the investment in a high-quality working environment designed to attract and help retain valued employees. The design includes a new meeting suite that can be opened up or subdivided to form a variety of room sizes for both meetings and project work, with acoustic feature ceilings and lighting to suit all scenarios. The workspace enables staff to work in ways that suit them, with collaboration spaces and focus pods providing an interactive, collision workplace, encouraging the sharing of information between teams. Vodafone describes this as “opportunistic collisions”.
Watford Football Club – Members Restaurants – The gallery and the view The Brief Procurement Method: Design & Build Our Role: Design Lead – understand the brief, look and feel concept, presentation, materials, furniture, technical design, site co-ordination One of our existing clients, Fabulous Fanfare, already provided catering services to Manchester City Football Club and they won the contract to provide catering services for the next 10 years at Watford Football Club. Part of that remit was to look at the existing catering facilities at the club. We worked in partnership with our sister company, CMI Architecture to deliver a bespoke space within very tight timescales. Our objective was to take a poor hospitality offering, which was not fit for purpose, and apply fresh thinking and a new approach to enable Watford Football Club to create a bespoke restaurant space within the stadium.
BMI The Brief Our Role: Full design responsibility and construction management Following a number of acquisitions, building products manufacturer BMI Group was left with several small local offices and contact centres. In order to consolidate those spaces, a new central location was chosen in Milton Keynes that could accommodate scattered teams and provide the impetus to create a single unified team. The aim was to bring the whole space to life, creating a buzz, encouraging collaboration and interaction across the newly-merged teams. Our client wanted to demonstrate their commitment to the workforce by bringing the whole space up to the same quality levels as other offices in the group.
Utility Company The Brief Location: Mayfair Procurement Method: Framework Agreement Our Role: Full Design Responsibility This Utility Company has many offices throughout the UK. We worked in partnership with EMCOR UK to deliver the Chairman’s office in Grosvenor Street, London. The office is on the top floor of a traditional Mayfair building with the luxury of an outdoor terrace area overlooking the West End of London. The space has been designed to create a relaxation and meeting environment for warm summer days. The interior workstations were created bespoke for this high-spec space with numerous technology requirements.
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