Our 'Active Solution'
Over a 10-month period (which also included a lengthy planning and approval
process), we created several designs for the new head office. This included detailed space
plans, together with 2-D and 3-D concepts of the new layout – providing the company with an
insight into what their requirements look like from different perspectives. The key element
of the office design brief we were given was to ensure that space efficiency was
maximised by incorporating floor-to-wall storage and centralising shared amenities (such as
bins and printers, etc).
To aid the concentration of employees, the introduction of zoned workspaces
to the design would help to control noise levels. The use of glazed partitioning meant that
whilst areas were physically separated, there was still visibility throughout the office,
making it feel open and collaborative.
Following the design process, we completed a new desk installation and
staff reconfiguration – the first phase of which included the refurbishment, fit-out,
furniture supply and installation of all IT infrastructure over a single weekend to minimise
To create that modern, yet natural look that the company were
seeking for their staff, we chose a colour palette consisting of white and green, with oak
elements. When included alongside the installation of plants and other biophilic elements,
this meant that employees could still feel connected to the outside. To aid the wellbeing
aspect further, we introduced sit-standdesks
throughout the space to encourage movement and allow staff the opportunity to choose how
they would like to work.
Once the office refurbishment was complete, we stayed on to help relocate
all staff (and their equipment!) into the new space, getting them set up to tackle business
on the Monday morning.
“I just wanted to say that it was an absolute pleasure working with the
Active team - they were terrific, incredibly organised, quick, accurate, helpful and
polite. A real joy. It has made what could have been an extremely arduous and difficult
job, very slick and 'seamless' as the MD said to me the other day! We have had excellent
- Client feedback for this office design project.