Wylde IA took the role of Lead design and formed a collaborative project model with Designscape Architects to design with them a building that would prove its strategy for combining blue and white collar activities under one roof. We worked together with Artworks solutions to design solutions to tackle Acoustic control whilst incorporate branding. Another key point in the design scheme was the furniture – we went for ‘Diamond’ black desks creating a bold and sophisticated statement.
The building design connects the manufacturing space with the public and office areas, providing visibility to the hi-tech production equipment and breaking down barriers between office and engineering staff. The HQ areas were designed and space planned by Interior Architects Wylde IA. These are based upon the principle of flexible, activity based working to provide working environments to suit the tasks of all those working in the building. The project was completed and occupied in September 2017 and a Post Occupation study has revealed that staff levels have increased by 25% and production is now over 200% of that achieved at the old factory.
Exactaform required a building to set them apart from their competitors, impress their customers and one which reflects their corporate aspirations and ambitions. They also wanted an efficient and economic building. As a result, the sharp, clean appearance of the building challenges, yet refreshes some of the more dated aesthetics of its business park neighbours, it does so utilising standard, generally available building technologies; specified, detailed and constructed with care.
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