Sector: Finance | Size: 3,500 sq ft | Location: Bristol
A corporate but fresh office to serve as a Director’s Suite for senior staff.
Independent finance solutions company, Ultimate Finance, were bursting at the seams in their Bristol office. To free up expansion space, they decided to create a Suite for their senior staff and needed one that expressed a corporate but fresh atmosphere.
After already designing and fitting out Ultimate Finance’s current Bristol Head Office, Interaction were delighted to create an additional space for the Directors and senior staff. With permission to have full reigns of the design and layout of chosen building Linden House (which is situated just around the corner from West Point, Head Office), Interaction needed to include 4 offices, a meeting room, desks and a tea point. The space was to be contrasting to their other office but a corporate and “funky” appearance was desirable.
Ultimate Finance were delighted with the initial layout, finishes and furniture proposed to them and had no intentions to change anything.
The fit out took 6 weeks and Interaction carried out a full Cat B refurbishment. The office and working space reflects the brand subtly though manifestation and overall offers a sophisticated and corporate space by using walnut and minimal colour. A great space to communicate the authority and success of their business.
The energetic and colourful tea point portrays a fun side to the company. This pocket of bright turquoise and yellow has been a success in bringing everyone together at breaks - employees still situated in the Head Office even enjoy coming over for a cup of coffee to sit in this flamboyant breakout space!
The result was a client who states they are “proud” of their new Director’s Suite. Both staff and visitors love the space. It acts as a key factor in attracting new recruits and really enhances Ultimate Finance’s culture and value in the market.
“Following the delivery of a very successful project two years ago, and the subsequent aftercare we have received, when the requirement arose to find additional space we had no hesitation in asking Interaction to engage with us once again. Working under tight time constraints Interaction managed our expectations extremely well right from the beginning and produced a very clear programme identifying all the project stages and key decision dates. Also, following the previous project our design expectations were high and Zoe, the Designer, delivered. Very little changed in terms of the design or layout which is a credit to Zoe’s ability to understand, interpret and challenge the brief.
Due to an unforeseen delay in securing the desired building we had to postpone commencement of works on site at the very last moment. This was never a problem to Interaction and in particular Paul, the Project Manager, who was very accommodating and guided us through this delay to keep us focused. The whole teams collaborative approach made the site works seamless even when we threw in some last minute layout changes and Tony, who has now site managed two successful projects for us, excelled in every area of his role and beyond.
We are absolutely delighted with our new environment and are very proud when clients or potential new recruits visit us. It is a place which enhances our culture and helps us retain the very best people.
We have built a very strong relationship with the Interaction team and look forward to working again with them in the future.”
Ben Dodson, Director, Ultimate Finance
View Ultimate Finance's Head Office here.