Project Description

Project: Exactaform
Location: Coventry, UK
Size: 4,101sqm
Value: £3.8m
WyldeIA were appointed to design and be workplace consultants for Exactaform’s new project in Coventry. We have been working alongside the incredible architect team Designscape to create a modern and flexible workplace. Our designs provide smart and professional workspaces – we’ve included artwork and graphics that create a relaxing atmosphere in the break out areas. We’ve carefully selected bold and bright furniture to enhance the brand identity whilst complimenting the industrial aspects of the organisation with exposed structural ceilings and simple lighting aiding the natural light provided through the huge window areas.
Exactaform Cutting Tools Ltd is a high precision tool making company with worldwide customers operating within automotive, aerospace, defence and medical industries. This business was growing and required additional, quality space to facilitate growth. The company chose to commission a new purpose built facility to accommodate their headquarters office, production and storage needs, facilitate future growth, attract and retain valuable staff and demonstrate their ambitions and commitment to engineering excellence.

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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Designscape developed the design of the building from concept, through technical detail, tender and construction to completion – find out more here;