Project in a nutshell
Size: 12,600 sq ft
Ultimate Finance's office relocation to Bradley Stoke called for a space that perfectly reflected the company's brand. Throw in the fact that two offices were moving into one to enhance efficiency, Interaction and their CAT B experience were called on to give the new space a lease of life. After just seven weeks, this was achieved by creating an environment that perfectly combines style and practicality.
An in-depth look
The brief was clear for this project: to create a practical office space that reflected the Ultimate Finance brand. A key aspect of the design would be offering flexible working spaces that appealed to every individual in the team and their preferred working styles.
In addition to offering a multitude of working spaces, the Ultimate Finance team wanted a vibrant breakout space that was starkly different in design to the rest of the office. The aim of this space would be to provide a more relaxed atmosphere, whether for eating lunch, having ad-hoc meetings, or for creative collaboration.
Condensing two offices into one meant a lot of left-over furniture! Rather than letting this go to waste, Interaction incorporated selected pieces into the office design, such as the sofa that makes an appearance in the pictures above and below. Combined with bright colour schemes and finishes, these pieces of furniture add a quirky edge to the vibrant and multifunctional breakout space.
The overall end result combines practical office desk space with a multifunctional breakout hub, which can act as a function room or more ad hoc meeting area, with features such as a pool table and sociable seating areas.
Completed in less than two months, the Ultimate Finance team are delighted with their new working environment, and especially the enhanced flexibility it provides. A favourite feature is the vibrant orange reception, which certainly helps to create a positive first impression.
Having worked with Ultimate Finance twice before, refurbishing both a main office and Director's Suite, Interaction have a strong relationship with the company - and hope to work with them again in the future.