High end modern office fit out and refurbishment
REWIND

An award-winning, two-floor office fit-out

Our aim was to create a stunning modern office environment complete with a variety of fully furnished workspaces to suit a digital production studio culture REWIND...

Winner of the Hertfordshire Building and Construction Awards: Interior Design Award. Find out more.

 

Client Background

REWIND is a creative agency and digital production studio based in St Albans. They are specialists in virtual reality and the creative production behind unforgettable experiential events.

Client:

REWIND

 

Location:

St Albans, Hertfordshire

 

Project Challenges:

Some of the major challenges we encountered were that the building was derelict which meant that, a careful inspection was required to understand the condition of the property and what requirements were essential to reinstating it. Due to its' angular configuration, it required careful consideration to best practice when utilizing the office space available.

 

High end modern office fit out and refurbishment
Office fit out and refurbishment
High end modern office fit out and refurbishment

"The new office is bright, spacious, flexible and impressive. A fantastic working environment has been created with plenty of different workspaces to accommodate the needs of the team. It's also a great space for hosting clients, we're very proud of what has been achieved and enjoy showing it off!  

 

The team at REWIND is rapidly growing, but the space has been designed to grow with us, so we're futureproofed, which is very important to us."

 

Matthew Allen
Co-Founder / Director

High end modern office fit out and refurbishment
High end modern office fit out and refurbishment

How did we rewind the current design?

 

Creative and digital production studio REWIND based in St. Albans, are specialists in virtual reality and unique experiential events.  With the intention to expand their business, REWIND moved to their new location with the desire to refurbish a derelict two-floor office space.  This was one of our favourite projects to work on which also won the Herts Building & Construction Awards 2018.

 

When reviewing the plot some of the bigger challenges we encountered in addition to it being a derelict building were, the condition of the property and what requirements were essential to reinstating it, its' angular configuration which involved careful consideration to best practice when utilizing the office space available and also, the location of the building which sat along a main road in the town.

 

So how did we approach REWIND to provide them with a fully operational modern office environment?  The first phase of the project was to completely strip back the current office design and layout so that we were left with the skeleton of the building and then begin the main bulk of the refurbishment works.  REWIND wanted a very clean, modern and industrial style effect and so, we explored and presented them with digital walkthroughs of how their finished office space could potentially look.  The ceilings were repaired and left exposed, then painted in a dark finish with LED lighting panels, spotlights, and HVAC systems being installed throughout.  One of the major 'must-haves' was a variety of breakout areas to accommodate employee's personal needs and to encourage flexibility and company culture.  Carpet tiled flooring was laid throughout, with some areas benefitting from accented colour tiles to further define the areas..

 

Also, we introduced stylish kitchen tea-points on both floors, with the larger first floor tea-point featuring a breakfast bar complete with break-out furniture and pendant lighting. A full height, LED back lit feature wall was embedded within the corridor dry-lined wall on the first floor, along with the installation of an oak block wall cladding feature in the reception area, helping to set both spaces apart. To create the feeling of more space, tasteful full height glass partitions embossed with the brand logo were installed to create both the reception and boardroom areas on the first floor. The design was finished with high-end executive style office furniture, supplied to finish the boardroom, and a variety of stylish breakout and standard furniture types including workstations and chairs were supplied to the open plan areas of the office.

 

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High end modern office fit out and refurbishment
High end modern office fit out and refurbishment

"The new office is an absolute pleasure to work in. The bright and airy atmosphere created by the clean, modern design of the studio produces an altogether enjoyable and productive working environment. In particular, the flexibility of the workspaces available gives the team ample space and opportunity to have impromptu meetings, calls and demonstrations in adaptable spaces.

 

"As someone who regularly greets visitors into our studio, I have heard a countless number of compliments on the design, style and atmosphere created by our new space. Having seen the studio prior to its transformation, in a state of complete disrepair, I am astounded by the beautiful working space that has been designed and produced."

 

Natalie White
Head of HR and Legal

Office reception refurbishment
Office breakout space and furniture

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