Mane Contract Services had outgrown their existing premises. They had inadequate space for a host of activities and their staff were spread across two floors, causing segmentation between the departments. They required an office design and fit out that would connect all the teams as one. It needed to facilitate future expansion, as well as other collaboration areas such as a larger breakout and a respectable boardroom. A key consideration to the breakout was flexibility in the furniture, so full-floor presentations could be conducted.
The final space
The final space presents a vibrant, modern workplace for the recruitment company, that they are proud to invite clients into. The Woodhouse design plays on the layout with their ‘A’ logo, featuring various angles throughout the space; in the central walk through, on the carpets and integrated on the glass manifestations. This installs a more distinguished link between the front and back of the office, and connects the teams, brand and workplace as one. Each department within this is represented by a colour scheme, creating a palette of places whilst still maintaining the wider connection. The design highlights the amount of natural light available and reaches across to all areas, including the middle offices. Overall Woodhouse delivered a smooth seven week turnaround of the 9,450 sq ft, accommodating room for 100+ staff, in a flexible stylish office.
Having moved into this workspace, I think for everybody there is a sense of one. It gave an instant boost to all staff, just in the way that people have even come dressed to work. The biggest thing has been a much greater collaborative approach, probably with having the breakout areas and more communal areas. Productivity has improved.