With lease breaks approaching, Midwich, a multi-award-winning technology distributor, wanted to consolidate their office space from two separate buildings into one space, so they acquired a 50,000 sq. ft. new build shed with existing albeit limited office space in Bracknell.
As part of their vision for the new workspace, Midwich wanted to be able to create a showroom where their vendors could display and demonstrate the latest technology. Along with the showroom, training rooms, a demonstration suite, warehousing and service areas were also necessary.
A key requirement of the brief was the coordination of a number of different stakeholders including the developer, landlord, build team, client company and client vendors. The late addition of a private cinema into the design coupled with a tight timescale and fixed budget added another series of challenges.
Woodhouse took the building into possession at shell and core stage and created the entire workspace complete with furniture and fittings. A large mezzanine was added to extend the first-floor office space whilst creating a storage area on the warehouse side and a service centre at ground floor. An additional floor was also installed above the first floor to create an area for installing training rooms.
The large warehouse is filled with light and has a newly carpeted mezzanine floor to store their AV hire equipment cases. The office space has been designed to include a full-height atrium to maximise openness and light. This area houses open-plan desk space, a training centre and meeting rooms. The new “Demonstration Centre” has significant space for big technology exhibitions and Midwich now has a new state-of-the-art home cinema, equipped with the latest technology. This provides them with a platform to demonstrate and showcase their products and business offering in a spectacular manner. An exceptional Smarter Workspace has been delivered for Midwich.
Woodhouse carried out a 7 figure fit-out for us on a brand new building. The scope of works was extensive and included office, demo, servicing and warehousing and we relied heavily on their technical expertise. The project was well planned and managed and was delivered on time. Since moving in, we have received numerous compliments regarding the design, workmanship and furniture. I would be happy to provide further feedback to anyone considering using the services of Woodhouse.