The Vision

The Vision

Redde Northgate lease a building in a prime location in Bath – however it has been unoccupied for some years. They decided it was time to reinject life back into the potentially desirable building in order to secure new high-quality tenants. Interaction have worked on many successful projects in the Pinesgate development, so we knew we could help them create a space which instantly aligned to market dynamics and the needs of potential tenants.  

The Action

The Action

We stripped the building back entirely to its shell before carrying out a full CAT A refurbishment – including the removal of all mechanical and electrical elements, and flooring.

There is new mechanical & plumping throughout, including hot & cold-water feeds.

We've provided new distribution throughout, also fitting a new Bauder singly-ply roof, metal pan ceilings and flooring.

The addition of a new glass roof in the atrium opens the space, creating a bright and welcoming entrance.

In the lobby and reception area, a new lift has been fitted and finishing touches include spraying existing internal balustrades matt-black for a contemporary industrial feel.

The toilet and shower facilities have been refurbished to a high standard, encouraging active travel, such as cycling.

Spread across two floors are two self-contained 15,000 sqft office spaces with the first floor already let. The space on the ground floor remains open plan, leaving it easily adaptable into two separate offices allowing for flexibility depending on the requirements of prospective tenants.

Landscaping outside and of the internal courtyard which conjoins the two buildings, consisted of stripping everything back, adding new stones and new edging.

The Result

The Result

The building has been transformed into desirable office spaces within walking distance to Bath City Centre (5 minutes).

Key Design Features

  • Two 15,000 sqft offices with the potential to split into additional space
  • A new Bauder singly-ply roof
  • Mechanical (new AHU and Mitsubishi 3 pipe VRF system)
  • Plumbing including hot & cold-water feeds
  • Electrical & lighting (new BMS system, DALI lighting and controls, with daylight dimming)
  • Refurbished toilets and shower facilities
  • Glass roof in the atrium

The Vision

The Vision

Following the acquisition of 33 Bristol, Trident and Topland Group decided this landmark building would benefit from a comprehensive refurbishment and repositioning to realise its true value in the market.

Interaction were appointed to revitalise the prestigious 33 building with a CAT A fit-out, and we knew that we had to honour the site's existing design and architectural roots while moving with the times.

We created a bold vision which combined the building's art deco heritage and detailing with an industrial aesthetic.

The Action

The Action

The renovation began with a high-grade CAT A fit-out of the entire 4th floor, creating a bright and spacious, flexible space, instantly attractive to new tenants.

In the second phase, we commenced with further structural work, levelling floors and moving walls on the ground floor. This helped to reconfigure a more contemporary, open space with plenty of room for people to flow through, aided by a repositioning of the original door.

To complement the existing architectural features of the building façade, all new mullions, glazing panels and metalwork were respectfully designed to reflect the existing style. The building was rebranded and as part of this, the 33 logo was redesigned and modernised in the art deco style.

Back on the ground floor suite, in the spirit of re-using and making good, we enhanced the existing flush plasterboard ceilings and inserted laser-cut ceiling rafts and backlighting to create a beautiful art deco feature in the space.

This was contrasted in the adjacent reception space with black mechanical ducting and black light fittings. We combined exposed materials with treated counterparts, using exposed, clear-sealed plywood and refined concrete to create a raw yet sophisticated look.

Brass detailing further sealed the "industrial art deco" ambience, with natural-looking tones creating an elegant atmosphere.

Finally, down on the basement floor, we designed clean, crisp, and functional shower facilities. We opted for a striking balance of black and white metro tiles, each room with brass detailing throughout such as full-length mirrors, stools, and coat hooks; and finished with plywood doors to match the subsequent floors.

The Result

The Result

From the imposing frontage to the shower facilities and bicycle parking, 33 Bristol balances sustainability and classic design. Details from the brass inlays in the floor tiles to plywood cladding laser-cut with the striking 33 logo merge heritage with a forward-thinking ethos, creating a premium workspace in one of Bristol's flagship locations.

Key Design Features

  • Sweeping CAT A fit-out creating premium tenant-ready 4th floor workspace
  • Exposed features restored from the original building
  • Imposing façade mixes history with the future
  • Bespoke laser-cut panels inserted within original ceilings, backlit to form feature light
  • Bright and spacious reception area
  • High-end brass inlay tile with laser-cut 33 logo on arrival
  • Brass feature pendant lights in the main reception
  • Bespoke hardwood architrave and skirting throughout
  • Five spacious shower rooms with drying cabinets and lockers

The Vision

The Vision

With its prominent city-centre location, West End Developments were keen to transform St Stephens’ ground and lower ground floors into commercial space.

Interaction created the vision for the new workspace – one that reflected the client’s requirements and that would also enhance the building’s historical character.

The Result

The Result

Thanks to both project and design-based expertise, Interaction’s team ensured that style and practicality were combined. After 14 weeks on site, the finished result was a contemporary, creative and open plan space – and one that looks appealing inside and out.

St Stephens brings much-needed commercial space to Bristol’s property market – and Interaction have helped to cement it as a sought-after category A development.

Key Design Features

  • The design and implementation of full electrical and mechanicals.
  • The design and installation of a bespoke mezzanine to offer additional space.
  • The addition of WC and shower facilities – ideal for promoting cycling to work.
  • A wow-factor reception, complete with moss wall branding and DDA lift.
  • The sympathetic inclusion of existing features such as stained glass and exposed brickwork.
  • Sleek finishing touches such as concrete-effect flooring and exposed LED lighting.

The Vision

The Vision

Structural engineering company, Buro Happold were in need of flexible open plan offices for their mobile workforce and suitable multifunctional spaces. The 20,000 sq ft office on Newman Street, in Central London needed to include flexible open plan offices for their mobile workforce, as well as client-facing spaces suitable for events, seminars and exhibitions.

The result is a minimalistic and flexible space that reflects the Buro Happold brand and perfectly meets their specifications. Interaction were delighted to have then been asked to continue this refurbishment on additional floors in the building.

Client Feedback

Client Feedback

"We have worked with Interaction on a number of projects including our London and Bath offices. They are a great team to work with and have always delivered to the highest standards."

Paul Timlick, Facilities Manager, Buro Happold

The Action

Buro Happold are a globally recognised company of structural engineers, whose innovative projects in the UK include the Wembley Stadium and Olympic Park. Their 20,000 sq ft office on Newman Street, in Central London needed to include flexible open plan offices for their mobile workforce, as well as client-facing spaces suitable for events, seminars and exhibitions. Interaction were given this brief when they were appointed by Buro Happold to carry out the design and refurbishment.

The design focused on keeping with the modern aesthetic of other Buro Happold offices. A clean benching system was proposed, to allow variable numbers of occupants to drop in. A high performance meeting and exhibition area was also created using double glazed, acoustic, moveable walls from Duvale.

The result of the 20,000 sq ft refurbishment is a workplace to be proud of, and reflects the culture and brand of Buro Happold. The minimal and flexible design allows the team to work effectively and Interaction were delighted to have then been asked to continue this refurbishment, on additional floors in the building.

The Vision

The Vision

With offices already in Queen Square Bristol, identity and access management firm ForgeRock moved their ever-growing engineering team and expanded into Broad Quay House. Interaction created a space that reflects their culture with a strong focus on the end user. The space encourages collaboration, reinforces a sense of togetherness and supports wellbeing. Interaction were on site for six weeks and delivered the project completely snag free. The client is delighted with the result and we’ve heard that the beer tap has had some good use!

Continuous and rapid expansion meant that ForgeRock needed a unified space that would further demonstrate their values as a company. With an emphasis on sociability and openness, their new office is spacious with a large tea point being a central feature that could be used as a hub for social events and for employees to wind down.

The Result

The Result

The use of assorted textures and splashes of colour inline with ForgeRock’s brand, formulated a clean and modern design. The open and bright design illustrated the spaciousness of the office. The project took 6 weeks to fit-out, with the carpets, furniture, joinery, tea point, showers and glazed partitions all being completed – snag free.

The main highlight of the project is the large tea point area. The fresh open clean lines of this space invite staff to step away from the desk and recharge. The tea-point’s curved design flows through to the more open spaced breakout area created for employees to have lunch, informal meetings and general catch-ups. Where they can choose from café style benches, funky tiered seating with adjustable LED lights. For those out-of-hours social gatherings this is a great place for people to chat, perhaps with a pint from their own beer tap installed in the kitchen.

ForgeRock are delighted with the result, the playful workspace has a distinctive personality and identity that reflects their brand and allows their team to work effectively. It's great to hear that everyone is coming together to enjoy each other's company!

Key Features

  • Large tea point being a central hub feature.
  • Assorted textures and splashes of colour inline with ForgeRock branding.
  • Beer tap installed to encourage social gatherings.
  • Funky tiered seating with adjustable LED lights.

The Vision

The Vision

Arcadis is the leading global Design & Consultancy for natural and built assets, dedicated to improving the quality of life.

They were looking to bring their multiple offices in Exeter into a central hub that reflects their brand and identity. After 8 weeks on-site and a snag free delivery, the refreshed space has been a “resounding success”.

 

Client Feedback

Client Feedback


"From the start, Interaction really understood our brief. We had some prescriptive guidance on the look and feel from a corporate viewpoint, and a wealth of feedback from our people locally on what they wanted from the space. Interaction took that, interpreted it, and delivered an exceptional project, at snag free quality levels, on time and on budget.

We considered very carefully the design and construction partner we wanted to work with and in selecting Interaction, we felt that we made absolutely the right choice. I’ve not previously experienced from other contractors the after sales support which Interaction provide, I feel sure that this will be beneficial as we continue to operate in the new home for Arcadis in Exeter.

Thank you to all at Interaction for the work which you have done. We are truly very grateful."

Gavin Wills, Commercial Director, Arcadis

An in-depth look

An in-depth look


Arcadis came to the lease-end of their multiple offices around Exeter, and the opportunity arose to create a hub to be designed in-line with their up-to-date brand and culture.

Interaction were contracted to do the full design and fit-out, and initially the work onsite began doing a considerable amount of CAT A refurbishment of the space. This work included new ceilings, lighting, electrical and a complete refurbishment of the bathrooms.

Once this had been completed the work began on creating an environment to support the aspirations and culture of Arcadis. One of the highlights of the design is the impressive reception desk that greets visitors as you enter the space. The substantial and distinctive entrance desk is marked by their brand colours. The striking reception was a key part in the design, to create a memorable and lasting first impression, including the Arcadis statement ‘Improving Quality of Life’, that is proudly displayed in this area.

An in-depth look continued

The project involved sourcing furniture from organisations that Arcadis support, such as Hot Foot Enterprises and New Leaf Project. These organisations are social enterprises in which furniture is made locally, in a training environment, up-skilling the community or through rehabilitation of offenders.

Interaction designed and built a contemporary meeting suite, to give a dedicated space for clients and internal meetings. As part of the meeting suite environment, Arcadis ran an internal photography competition and the winners have their photos framed on the walls, showcasing the talent of their people.

After the 8 weeks on site, the design, delivery and support from Interaction has made their move a resounding success. The snag free project was delivered on time and on budget, but not only this, the space allows Arcadis to operate effectively, and maintain their impressive corporate image.

The Vision

The Vision

Opening its first Bath bank in 2007, Swedish-founded Handelsbanken has since steadily grown its customer base in the city.

Relocating from Upper Borough Walls to a property on Henry Street (previously home to Barclays Bank), Handelsbanken called on Interaction to complete the full CAT A and CAT B transformation of the property. Key aspects of the brief included opening up the space and creating a modern atmosphere for the customer-focused team.

The Result

The Result

After 9 weeks on site, Interaction’s design and projects teams transformed the space into a modern environment fit for Handelsbanken’s fantastic reputation. This is particularly key given that the firm’s success is based on prioritising word-of-mouth growth, rather than marketing or branding.

As well as a unique design that matches the firm’s individuality in the sector, the new space offers an array of meeting and working spaces – in addition to making the most of existing historical features. The overall result is an appealing environment for staff and customers alike.

Key Features

  • The design and installation of full mechanical and electricals.
  • The installation of new ceilings, doors and partition walls.
  • The inclusion of traditional features such as sliding sash windows.
  • A sleek colour scheme that reflects other Handelsbanken branches.
  • The addition of design quirks such as panelling and geometric carpets.
  • Glass manifestations that offer meeting room privacy.

The Vision

The Vision

Parmenion were previously based in offices within Bath that were no longer suitable, they wanted to expand and attract new talent so the search for new and larger premises began. Interaction helped evaluate the short list of premises before designing and delivering Parmenion’s new flexible office.

Client Feedback

Client Feedback

"From our first meeting we felt Interaction clearly understood our vision and how the new office was key to the delivery of our company objectives. We are delighted with our new workplace. As an expanding business it has been great for our on-going recruitment of the highest quality of staff and has been great for our presence within Bristol.”

David Tanner, Partner, Parmenion

An in depth look

They had grown and had further major growth plans, they needed to be in space that was more suited to their business plans, clients and working environment.

Interaction helped evaluate the short list of premises, and then developed the full design scheme for their new chosen offices in College Square, Bristol.

The feeling of a successful business immediately hits you as you walk into the space, and the teams get to collaborate in the different styles of meeting spaces.  The team have continued their success and all comment on how well the space works.

The Vision

The Vision


In 2017, after winning the ‘Small Business of The Year Award’ and experiencing rapid growth, DNA Worldwide decided it was time to expand their office space to accommodate further growth aspirations. With a desire to keep Frome as their home they realised that there was a very limited supply of available office space that could accommodate their ambitions. Seeing a gap in the market the DNA team purchased a Tool and Gauge Factory and site of 90,000 sq ft to house their own offices whilst providing some much needed office space to other local businesses.

The name of Frome Business Park was created, and DNA appointed interaction to transform the crumbling building into a modern, attractive and inspiring building at the heart of the Frome business community. Following proposals and planning applications, the vision, design and build scope of works was developed - 33 weeks later on site, the space was unrecognisable. It now stands as a hub of business activity in Frome and the wider areas (with its iconic roof still recognisable).

The Key Build Stages

  • Testing the ground conditions: Rigorous testing of sites grounds enabled Interaction to detail out the base of the structure and allowed for the design and planning for the car park and underground drainage systems
  • Concrete repairs: The 60-year-old structure was battling water damage and internal steel reinforcement rusting.
  • Creating a solid foundation: Following structural repairs 24,000 sq ft of screed (amounting to 18 lorries full) was poured in the structure foundations to provide the base of the building and flooring.
  • Putting a roof over your head: Just over 40,000 sq ft of insulation and fibre glass panels were installed across the entire roof structure.
  • Natural light: Overall, 600 windows were put in around the building perimeter and into the roofing structure to provide the entire building with natural light.
  • Layering the office space: To create even more space, a 4,000 sq ft mezzanine floor was installed.

The Result

The Result


It was important for Frome Business Park to retain the buildings industrial heritage but to also juxtapose this with the modern utilities and design required in current high-end office space. This resulted in a mash of time periods, marrying Manhattan glazing and steel piping with natural biophilia and wooden internal structures. A key feature of the design and the fit-out is a 25-metre living wall that is seamlessly tied into existing steel elements.

The finished product is both functional and inspirational, practical and motivating. Forming a key part of the brief, and any coworking space, it was imperative to provide a wide variety of working environments to cater to each individual and business need. Key features include 8 meeting rooms, ad hoc high benches, breakout spaces, quiet pods, meeting booths, a gym and soft seating areas all combined with AV and technological support. The result is an innovative, bright and modern space promoting community and collaboration between a number of businesses.

The Vision

The Vision


With a prominent city centre location and amazing riverside views, Legal & General wanted to transform The Landing (formerly Communications House) into a modern and striking work setting. Unusual to the market, the space is fitted out to a CAT B finish, including furniture, to create a stunning and functional space for a tenant to move into.

Interaction set about to design and create a space that would deliver the client’s requirements whilst enhancing the buildings already industrial character.

The Result

The Result


Putting years of project and design expertise to good use the Interaction team began a full mechanical and electrical strip out taking the building back to its original shell. The idea to remove a core staircase to extend the available floor space was carried out, exposing the buildings industrial assets. An industrial style building refurbishment was delivered, transforming a very tired, traditional style interior.

The result is a CAT A+ office space that reflects the identity of the building and is inviting to prospective tenants. Each floor provides a modern tea point, shower and toilet facilities, meeting rooms, open plan desk layout, high benches and ad hoc meeting areas, all with a great view of the river. With such a wide array of working settings the space lends itself to flexibility and people performance for any business.

Key design features

  • Meeting rooms with Manhattan Style glazing
  • Exposed ceiling and concrete pillars for an industrial feel
  • Warm and welcoming reception area perfect for a great first impression
  • Riverside view breakout spaces for casual meetings and catch ups
  • A continued colour scheme subtly throughout the space, enhancing the buildings identity