Collaboration: A dynamic office environment that works for everyone
A primary goal of the office refurbishment project was to create a dynamic environment where staff can choose to work in a variety of spaces to suit their individual needs. With this in mind, the Interiors Design Team set about creating a number of spaces - in addition to the new breakout area - that would help to achieve this.
The ground floor now features two fully refurbished meeting rooms: 'The Summit', which serves as a traditional boardroom and client meeting space, and 'The Refuge', a smaller co-working come meeting room positioned nearer the back of the breakout area.
'The Summit' has an internalised TV/computer setup and a coffee bar hidden within a back wall storage cabinet. The room is also fitted with luxury furnishings and conferencing facilities, and also features an impressive, suspended bulkhead ceiling detail with recessed neon lights that can cycle through an array of colours via a dedicated ambient lighting panel.
The boardroom space is also adorned with photo frames showcasing SEC's various projects and award wins throughout the years; a simple touch which finishes the space off nicely.
The secondary co-working space, titled 'The Refuge' has been fitted with a dedicated TV and computer setup along with brainstorming boards. This functions as the perfect space for employees to get together and have a quiet and relaxed meeting without interruption.
Overall, the refurbishment of the ground floor area has provided the SEC team with a dynamic, multi-purpose environment that will help to promote employee collaboration and focused working, helping to develop a work culture that is more befitting of an ever-growing, multi-generational team.
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“We really feel that we have taken a ‘practice what you preach’ approach to our new space and used our experience and knowledge to produce an overall workplace that is reflective of that which we have been offering our clients for a number of years now.
By adopting and applying these design and workplace behavioural principles, we believe we’ll be able to showcase the positive effect of good office design to our clients in real life rather than just through plans, visuals, reference to studies and rhetoric.”
Director of SEC Interiors