Interiors and workspace

The modern workplace is a bright flexible connected environment.

We’ve successfully worked on office, retail and mixed-use developments, restaurants and bars, television news studios, education institutions and healthcare centres, co-working and communal space, recreation and leisure facilities and visitor attractions.

Workspaces are changing and for the better. People are the most important asset and their health and general wellbeing are affected by the work environment. We create smart-working scalable spaces that encourage people to be less deskbound and static and do great work.

This often brings a culture change which can create some resistance, however, the benefits are far-reaching whether you are crunching numbers, writing a report or meeting with your team. Modern workplaces help attract and retain talent, encourage better collaboration, greater flexibility, improved productivity and social interaction and makes people feel good within themselves and about work.

Modern workspaces make the best use of modular desk systems with fully-adjustable monitor arms and ergonomic task chairs, sit-stand workstations, breakout and soft seating areas, acoustic pods and meeting spaces, all with seamless super-fast connectivity.

We work closely with furniture designers, manufacturers and resellers to source, supply and install well-designed good quality contract furniture, storage and locker systems and accessories that work.

Within the open plan workspace, we create divided space, focus-space, meeting rooms and quiet space where there’s the need. We design from ranges of precision-engineered glass and solid partition systems and specify various noise reduction solutions in environments where acoustic control is needed. The benefits of a demountable partition system are the speed and ease of installation when compared to traditional stud wall construction and flexibility if space were to change the use or be reconfigured in the future. To meet Building Regs. we design and apply vinyl manifestations to the glazed surfaces.

Good lighting is crucial to any environment and is proven to reduce symptoms such as eyestrain, migraine, headaches and fatigue while increasing productivity and lessening workplace accidents and absenteeism. Our designs and calculations work with both ambient and artificial source to achieve the recommended lux levels, colour temperature and energy efficiency. The mix of surface, suspended and linear luminaries, pendants, direct/indirect spotlights, emergency and desk task lights; they all form part of lighting design. All our projects use the latest LED technology and control systems developed, tested and manufactured by market leaders.

We’re seeing more users, often driven by their tech-savvy colleagues, migrating to ‘new-work’ tools such as Microsoft Office 365 BusinessGoogle’s G Suite and apps like Slack and WhatsApp, to better communicate, collaborate and remote work. Cloud brings up-to-date tools and storage to your teams’ computer, phone or tablet wherever they are. Our IT partners help you integrate cloud working into your organisation and provide telephony VOIP, Intranet and data cabling infrastructure and support.

The design and planning process generally consists of a measured building survey, floor plans, detail drawings, lighting and services drawings, 3D renders and a written specification. A project may require a structural survey which we can do as part of our service. We recommend DSE Assessment for desks and workstations which clients should carry out as part of their HR responsibilities. Primarily we guide you through the process and provide the complete on-site service during the interior fit out and any works.

Call us now on 01707 272 185 or email to get smartworking.
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