High Tech Transformation on a Blank Canvas

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High Tech Transformation on a Blank Canvas:

The finished project is now being enjoyed by employees across Juniper Networks as a central hub for teams to work


16 Weeks

Type of project:

Office Design





Client profile

The Customer

Juniper Networks is a leading provider of networking and security solutions, dedicated to simplifying network operations and driving superior experiences for end users. With a global presence and over 40 office locations worldwide, it provides industry-leading insights, automation, security and AI capabilities enabling businesses to drive real results.

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Client challenge

The Requirement

The pandemic was certainly a challenge for all businesses, but Juniper Networks also saw the opportunity within it, making the decision to amalgamate two UK office communities with more than 200 employees, based in London and Addlestone, Surrey. These two communities were brought together under one brand-new roof using a design concept entirely dedicated to hybridworking.

The brief was to create a flexible and sociable workspace, encouraging collaboration between teams and innovation. With technology embedded in its core, the objective of the finished product was to be an inspiring environment, delivering a 'wow' factor.

The riverside location of Lotus Park in Staines, Surrey, provided the blank canvas to create this concept. The project was put out to tender to five companies including Active who were known to Juniper Networks through completion of a number of previous small works. Active progressed to the bid shortlist of three and went on to win this exciting and technical contract. The 16-week project commenced in February 2022 and doors to the new premises opened on the 1st of June 2022.

Active solution

Active worked closely with Juniper Networks' architect to bring its vision to life, including full Mechanical, Engineering and Plumbing (MEP) modifications. They installed new partitioning, glass frontages and new flooring in carpet and vinyl throughout. Active also installed a large acoustic movable wall system to create multifunctional spaces in one area.

Acoustic raft ceiling and wall panels were added to control the levels of ambient noise that would be present in a space designed for employees to collaborate and move around in, rather than simply sit at a desk. Feature lighting gave the space more personality and a unique flair.

As you may expect with a tech giant such as Juniper, there were very detailed data and audio-visual installations incorporated into the office design. Furthermore, Juniper likes to use app-enabled technologies where possible. Active worked seamlessly with its AV and security suppliers to embed digital innovation into the finished design. One example is the state-of-the-art coffee machine at the heart of the Tea Point, which dispenses a personalised Americano at the touch of a button on an iPad –although employees and visitors are required to put the mug in place first.

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Benefits and results

As part of both Juniper Networks' and Active's shared sustainable ethos, furniture was reused from previous office locations, with appropriate and key pieces provided by Active to tie in and create the bold and comfortable look.

The finished project is now being enjoyed by employees across Juniper Networks as a central hub for teams to work, meet and collaborate on the days they are in the office.

Client quote

"Lotus Park had several construction projects ongoing simultaneously, therefore causing fierce competition for scarce resources. Despite disruption in the materials supply chain adding more complexity to the project - Active delivered. They worked brilliantly, not only with us, but our architects and our technical installation contractors. I would definitely recommend them."

Marly van Wijk - van den Bosch, Project and Workplace Design Manager EMEA -APAC, Juniper Networks

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