The project was part of a major office relocation for one of UK’s leading corporate and safety clothing suppliers; Safpro in Gloucester. Until the end of 2016 their sales, admin and management staff were housed in several small offices off a long narrow corridor off the warehouse, but during the last 2 years they have constructed a large ‘state of the art’ commercial building on their current premises. The ground floor houses a large storage & distribution area, a trade counter and safety wear shop, washrooms, and a meeting room. Then on the second floor they have designed and created a very modern, light and airy office area, incorporating breakout areas, a kitchen tea point and extra washrooms. The landmark building offers a large open plan space for workstations and training space over 2 floors, set off by a full height entrance hall with galleried staircase, and plenty of car parking outside. The contract requirements from Safpro included the supply of all new desking, task chairs, storage, breakout furniture plus carpet and LVT flooring. The directors felt they needed to increase efficiency and cost-effectiveness, while modernising their current office space.
We were very fortunate chosen to specify & supply loose furniture to the entire new building. This project required us to use our extensive experience to specify the correct product for the right purpose. To facilitate both sales and management staff, we used the ‘Chemistry’ Height Adjustable desking range from Senator, to create a busy and inspiring open plan office, partnered with Senator ‘Freeflex’ Task Seating. There was a lot of thought injected from head designer – she created spaces for informal and formal meetings throughout, using various Frovi social furniture products and a selection of Forbo carpet tile and LVT flooring products, to form a unique ‘Catherine Wheel effect’ design on the main office floor. We also provided high class soft seating from the Jig and Elk ranges, again from Frovi, for the needed collaborative and staff relaxation zones. Then applied the finishing touches, by installing matching Forbo flooring to the main entrance, staircase and washrooms