Cream & Black we’re appointed to design the new headquarters for an international group of companies, in a prominent location in the heart of Edgbaston. The property comprises a Grade II Listed classic Georgian Style frontage and a modern open plan open plan space to the rear.
Due to the unusual existing shape of the architecture to the open space plan space, we designed & created a walkway through one of the work-spaces. We designed ‘floating’ partitions & change in floor finish to define the walkways and work-space without comprising the open plan feel & flow required; this then leads to further offices, a communal break out space, a communal co-working space and meeting rooms.
When space planning we designed breakout areas to encourage and develop interaction between the companies, giving employees an environment to retreat from their desks. Within the breakout areas we have designed communal co-working spaces to boost creativity, and further develop interaction between teams.
When designing for a group of companies we met with the individual business directors to ensure each of their requirements were captured in the design, to create a balanced workplace that appeals and works for all.