An independent software house specialising in the pensions sector, Procentia had outgrown its base in Bath. They needed a workspace that supported their professionalism and to communicate a strong corporate image to visiting clients.
Procentia’s office in Bath was getting tired and had an excess of storage space while, in contrast, workers had little space in which to hold formal or informal meetings. After deciding to take 6,000 sq ft at a Bristol business park, Procentia asked Interaction to come up with a fit out design that would give workers the private and collective space they needed, as well as providing a welcoming environment to clients.
Interaction’s response was to create a fluid floor plan that could flex to suit the changes in workers’ activities. For example, a boardroom that could be neatly transformed into training rooms through the use of flexible partitions. Workers’ desks were placed within an open plan space that used flexible desktop partitions to create privacy as needed.
Informal worker collaboration areas were arranged on each of the two floors, along with an informal client meeting space based on the concept of a courtyard on the ground floor. The aim was to generate an open and airy ‘break out’ space set close to, but apart from, a more traditional meeting room.