This week we’re looking at an article written just over two years ago celebrating Wylde IA’s win at the BCO Awards. The British Council for Offices Awards had some big name organisations shortlisted for the Best Corporate Workspace and we won with our design scheme and implementation at SECO Tools. Here’s what Building & Facilities Management had to say;

“Bristol Workplace and Interior Design consultancy Wylde IA is celebrating today after winning an award at the prestigious British Council for Offices (BCO) Awards.  The company scooped the regional award for Best Corporate Workplace for their project with engineering firm Seco Tools (UK) Ltd.  The BCOs are the most prestigious office awards in the UK and Wylde IA fought off stiff competition to win the award including an entry from Microsoft.

Seco Tools, a Swedish precision engineering firm, hired Bristol designers Wylde IA following the acquisition of two former industrial units – the brief being to transform them into a state-of-the-art UK headquarters.  In addition, since completing the project, Wylde IA has been appointed to provide consultancy, design and specification for all Seco offices worldwide.

Judges’ comments:  “The team have responded exceptionally well to the challenge in blending together a specialist industrial production facility with a dynamic office workplace that presents a rich variety of worksettings. These encourage and facilitate collaborative working and knowledge sharing so that the Seco team develop best practices in their core business. People issues are well thought through with the workforce enjoying the benefit of an on-site gym; great catering facilities and stimulating breakout spaces. Coupled with a thoughtful approach to the environment has created a winning combination.”

The award winning scheme included a new reception  (complete with a bespoke staircase designed in partnership with a local artist), a technology & production centre, meeting, exhibition and auditorium suites, open plan office accommodation, café, break out areas and even a gymnasium.  As lead consultants Wylde IA also designed external spaces, landscaping and the building’s façade. ”

Here’s to many more award winning design schemes!