What does 2017 hold for office design?
Architects & Designers are perpetually seeking ways to explore ways for Office Space to serve many purposes in a seamless manner. Adhering to conventional room layouts incorporating Conference. Board and Meetings Rooms can restrict overall space utilisation and functionality
As the speed of technological change accelerates, the boundaries between working, living and leisure become ever more blurred, with the workplace in a time of deep flux culturally and internationally
Q. What do we need for the future & where will we working?
A. In balanced workspaces that encourage movement & that promote wellbeing leading to a more effective & productive workforce
Create “legible” office space
- Design the layout of the floorplan so it is easy to understand – work, informal & formal meeting areas / rooms and social space
Invest in quality meeting spaces.
- Informal spaces for causal work or social interaction
- Furnishings within meeting spaces that meet users’ work needs
- Meeting spaces sized to accommodate typical meeting requirements
Adjustable & comfortable furnishings (height adjustable)
- Height adjustable work surfaces (sit-stand desks), seating, monitor arm, etc.) in primary workspace and meeting spaces,
- Having cloud storage and good connectivity, so staff can access information, communicate and complete tasks efficiently from anywhere at any time
- Incorporate acoustic screens / wall / ceiling mounted acoustic baffles
With greater options thanks to technology, the office does need to become a destination which draws people in and makes them want to stay there longer. Diverse agile work areas like those incorporated into the offices for Intelligent Conversation & Rapport both creative agencies include break-out rooms, creative hubs, social areas and even isolation pods / quiet rooms that are all equipped with power outlets and Wi-Fi.
Balanced workplaces where employees have the autonomy to choose their work space based on the task or project at hand are more effective and productive
Carl P Brown
BEFORE AND AFTER IMAGES OF INTELLIGENT CONVERSATION, THE HIVE, DESIGN AND FITOUT BY SELECT INTERIORS
Glazed Boardroom and Meeting Room with funky understated modesty acid etch graphics. Bespoke low level corner seating in reception with mobile phone charger points upholstered into the rams, tow tone wool mix fabric to compliment Intelligent Conversation’s understated, classy style by Select Interiors Manchester office furniture & fit out co
Bespoke illuminated signage, reclaimed timber laid on floor and up the wall at jaunty angle to follow the flow from Reception to the main open plan office. Floating canopy above Boardroom table with remote control dimmable lighting, AV wired to centre of Boardroom table in flush fitting power console, bespoke wool mix bucket executive chairs. Magnetic, wipe able White wall and seamless glazing
Bespoke high table meeting / creative hub / canteen by Select Interiors Manchester for Intelligent Conversation PR & Creative Agency to maximise use of space. How long do we spend eating, having coffee? The rest of the time the facility is not being utilised, the solution above makes the space which is at a premium work for itself
The space above has been created by Select Interiors Manchester office fitters for Mediacom incorporates space for 24 staff (formerly was space for 8 executive desks) with Kitchen facility incorporating a presentation area, all connected to wall mounted AV screen for Coffee Meetings
Upholstery serves more than one purpose, it has acoustic qualities, also incorporated acoustic partition above the floating canopy and acoustic oval tiles suspended from the ceiling
With space at such a premium in Spinnigfeilds Select Interiors have incorporated informal acoustic meeting booths within a formerly underutilised passageway
Informal meeting spaces and quiet rooms are incorporated into this scheme designed by Adrian Taylor, Architects Steve West and fitted out from shell to completion by Select Interiors Manchester Ltd
The bespoke storage and display unit was built in Select Interiors workshop and installed complete with a secret door which conceals a quiet room with bespoke upholstered seating and table
Select Interiors approach to structuring the office environment gives employees the flexibility to move around and work in whichever environment best suits their workloads and their lifestyles.
We strive to Create Spaces that are freer flowing and less modular in their approach. Flexible space planning that allows employees to have the autonomy to choose their workspace based on the project or task in hand.
The scheme above and below Designed by Select Interiors Ltd. incorporates all the elements above for the scheme for Rullion Group
As Work PATERNS ARE EVOLVING, technology has freed people to work anywhere and a growing proportion of that work is collaborative and social. Collaborative work now accounts for as much time in the average office worker’s day as individual computer work meaning that employees are more likely to be moving between a variety of formal and informal spaces
Traditional office space planning has not kept up with advances in technology and new work trends. There is a tendency for younger tech savvy employees to blend work and personal life, being constantly connected and available by smart phone
Example above is incorporating a central social space with high & low table informal meeting / coffee area with the tech to provide presentations and refreshments. The office space plan has given a little more space between the desks and incorporated /camp fire/ / huddle areas with comfortable bespoke seating and feature low level lighting for informal internal staff meetings / collaboration
The digital mood board above illustrates the fabrics and furnishings to be used for various meeting spaces within the main open plan office for Rullion Group in Altrincham
We see significant opportunities to effectively use workspace design to promote an enduring state of wellbeing
Select Interiors Ltd have been commissioned to design and fit out offices at City Airport in London in collaboration with Shoot The Moon for Newrest Ltd a global business that operates in 3t countries with 37.000.00 employees with a turnover of 169,000.00 Euros
The Brief: to create a cool and unique office and canteen incorporation 20 workstations on the ground floor and 2o on th 2nd floor. The branch specializes in catering services to the airline sector so the space / design should reflect this. Shoot The Moon a Manchester based multi-disciplinary creative agency based in Ancoats
The digital mood board above illustrates the various elements Adie’s scheme, the superstructure as entrance to offices and canteen
Above are a selection of companies that Select Interiors have been proud to have been of service to on the last business quarter. The Team at select Interiors would like to thanks the above companies and the many not included or mentioned above
We at Select Interiors judge the success of the buildings and places we design by the way people use and enjoy them – the clients who commission them, the people who inhabit them. Good design is about helping clients meet their needs and objectives. It is also about the way people feel when they experience it, a sense of meaning, connection and belonging
We hope that the above blog will give you the reader a snapshot of what we are up to, what we have recently completed and an idea of our processes and ethos. We are always striving to improve our service through investment in training, technology and of course staff
The team at Select Interiors would like to thank all the clients above for their valued enquiries and business
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Signed the Select Team