Eight years on and Wylde IA are still transforming and rejuvenating environments. This week we’re looking at an article from way back in 2008! The article is headlined ‘ Makeover can give lift to staff’ – which we absolutely still swear by and have proven many a time since this piece was written!

Making over an office space, restaurant, school, whatever your premises may be, is proven to be a long term solution. The reworking and redesign of a space can boost moral, productivity and reduce employee turnover or churn. Its also an affordable solution – making it unnecessary to relocate or search for new premises- particularly relevant at the time the article was written whilst the UK was in the depths of the credit crunch.

“Bristol interior design consultancy Wylde Interior Architecture is bucking the economic downturn after securing a record order book. The Montpelier-based practice, which specialises in commercial interiors, is enjoying its busiest year to date following a number of high profile contract wins, including work for King Sturge and Baker Tilly.

The 11-year-old consultancy has seen its turnover jump by more than 20per cent over the past year. Managing director Tracey Wylde said: ‘The credit crunch has prompted more companies to spruce up their existing workspaces instead of moving premises, so although we aren’t seeing as many new build projects the demand for refurbishments remain strong.

‘In the current economic climate, many firms are also looking to boost staff morale and a small-scale office makeover can be an extremely cost-effective way of doing this.’ By the end of 2008, Wylde IA will have completed the design and refurbishment of 185,000 sq ft of commercial space, including enhancing Bordeaux Quay, the Harbourside restaurant and bar.’ ”

And that we did – along with Bordeaux Quay we’ve completed many award winning projects since using the same strategy – reinventing spaces rather than moving…