22nd Nov 2023
Revealed: Our six figure office refurbishment
We can’t keep it a secret any longer, here’s a sneak peek of our six-figure office refurbishment at our HQ in Ashby de la Zouch.
The investment is part of our continuous programme of investment to ensure our office and showroom, WorkLife Central, is revitalised and continually showcases the latest office design, products and technology reflective of an innovative and versatile workplace.
The refurbishment has featured brand new layouts throughout, with the creation of a new “Loft” area upstairs to illustrate how flexible workspaces can be re-configured within minutes to accommodate the variety of workstyles now required.
There are also many other additions that reflect the need for neurodiversity and inclusion as employers seek to satisfy the needs of five generations of employees.
The refurbishments were led by our Creative Director, Chloe Sproston and the integration of AV systems to facilitate hassle-free hybrid meetings was carried out by Tom Bamford from TecInteractive based in Ashbourne.
Commenting, Chloe said, “There’s been a revolution in what people want from their offices and many businesses are still struggling to understand what their workplace is for and what they need to do to attract people back to the workplace. By visiting our showroom business owners can experience how their workplace could look, understand the design process and try out furniture, technology, lighting and acoustic effects that help to ensure their environment is motivating and productive, and meets the way in which people now want to work.”
The necessary need for people to work from home suddenly gave everyone a choice of how to work; at the kitchen table, sofa, or home office.
For many, this was the first time they’d had such a choice. Getting people to come back to the rows and rows of desks they left, when they appear to have more choice at home (plus a commute to do) was always going to be hard.
It’s now more vital to consider human-centric goals and aims, and the different qualities of the people using the space. Because when your people fulfil their potential, your business will also thrive.
Tom Bamford added, “The aim is to ensure that technology seamlessly integrates into the workspace, designed in a way that’s smart and simple to use – allowing you to focus on what matters most. Our successful collaboration on The Loft project with Blueprint Interiors illustrates this commitment. Together, we’ve redesigned the space, showcasing how flexible workspaces can adapt to various workstyles.”
We also have a strong pipeline of work agreed for 2024 and expect to exceed our growth objectives which will result in the creation of a number of new roles at the company!