The Brief

MBNL is the joint venture of mobile networks EE and Three UK. By working together, Three and EE are able to enjoy substantial savings which they are able to reinvest in to the improving of their network. MBNL ensures that both EE and Three customers can make and receive calls wherever they are and browse the internet without interruption. The brief was to create a breakout space with kitchenette just off the main reception. This space would be used for impromptu meetings as well as an area where staff could gather for food and drink. This meant the space had to be multifunctional, serving both as a dining area and a usable space to collaborate.

The Solution

Active started the project by collecting a selection of pictures and samples to create a concept board to present to the client. From this we worked collaboratively with MBNL to establish the look and feel they wanted for the space.

3D visuals followed to show MBNL how the space would look when completed, this allowed MBNL to voice any changes or additions they wanted to make before the final plans were put in place.

In order to achieve its multifunctional purpose Active used the flexible “Kite" table system, allowing the tables to be moved and positioned for different purposes.

A green bespoke counter was positioned around the perimeter of the room to be used by mobile workers. This gave them access to charging ports, Wi-Fi and a space to perch and catch up on work whilst on the go.

The use of a range of vibrant colours throughout the space represented the bright colours seen in MBNL's ribbon, whilst contemporary vinyl flooring added practicality.

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“During the recent space consolidation project Active Workplace Solutions contributed substantially to its success by working alongside us to achieve our goals. They were always professional with a positive ‘can do’ approach. Many challenges arose and the Active team, led by Tony, always went the extra mile to achieve a great result. We received great feedback from the business.”

- Facilities Manager - Sony -

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