At Amspec, we know that our clients are looking for the freshest new designs, put together in a way that works for them. We’re a design led company, and our in house creative team pride themselves in staying on top of emerging trends and working them into solutions for our clients that are as practical as they are stylish.
One such trend is the rise of the ‘de-constructed office’ – an idea where the traditional ‘white box’ office format is turned on its head to create a space that’s bespoke, functional and efficient.
It’s fair to say that old fashioned offices with stark interiors, clean lines, artificial lighting and a distinct lack of personality have mostly had their day. The commercial office design Liverpool businesses want now, is all about bespoke designs, favouring natural materials, embracing exposed brick and visible ventilation systems as design features and ultimately, creating a space that is full of character and style. De-constructed designs offer the office fit-out Liverpool business owners crave, with stylish good looks and plenty of ways to increase business productivity too.
We’re great believers in working closely with our clients at every stage of the office fit-out process, so that we know exactly what their finished design needs to achieve. Our creative team are experts in coming up with solutions that work, and our construction team have all the knowhow and technology needed to make those ideas a reality.
That’s exactly what we did for Sticky Eyes, a cutting edge digital marketing agency. We undertook the design and fit-out of their offices within a Bruntwood building in Leeds.
Being a creative design company themselves, it was obvious that Sticky Eyes needed us to deliver a space that reflected their own creative flair, as well as one which would excite and enhance the skills of their staff.
Before the project started, the building was tired and run down, stripped back to its ‘bare bones’. Sticky Eyes wanted a design with an Industrial/Urban feel to reflect their contemporary style, so the first decision was to maintain the exposed original brick work and concrete floors, working them into the new design rather than creating a brand new ‘white box blank canvas’, which would have been passé and not at all fitting with the Sticky Eyes brand.
The new lighting and other electrics we installed were left exposed, and further enhanced by teaming them with additional feature lighting in a bespoke design. The exposed electrical routing was transformed into a unique design feature by combining insulated fan coil units with swirl diffusers.
In terms of layout, the office space was kept as open plan and spacious as possible, incorporating all the different areas the client requested. Sticky Eyes also wanted to make the most of all the available natural light, so plenty of window seating was included in such a way that it’s very adaptable – able to be used as space for meetings, work stations, or just somewhere inspiring for employees to have lunch.
With regards to decor, neutral walls and exposed beams help to balance out the industrial style ceilings, while natural wood floors and plenty of greenery expand on the idea of ‘bringing the outdoors in’ to further soften this urban industrial interior.
The entire project was completed in an 8 week period and included both Cat A & B works over approximately 7,000sqft floor plate, all within an occupied building.
If you’re dreaming of a de-constructed office fit-out for your business, or just want to know how it could benefit you, get in touch with us, whatever stage you’re at. Our design and build teams are full of fantastic ideas that will transform your ‘white box’ office into something far more representative of your business brand.