Client: SECO Tools

Location: Brno, Czech Republic

After the first SECO Tools project in Alcester, UK won several awards the design scheme was chosen to be rolled out globally. We have used the original brief in combination with the site specific needs at Brno to transform the units into another state-of-the-art precision engineering firm.

As lead consultants, Wylde IA also designed everything in relation to the move including external spaces, landscaping and the buildings’ facade.

The specification of furniture for the project was based on that developed during the SECO UK project.  The furniture solution had to have high quality design, manufacturing and service levels, whilst ensuring the best possible, ergonomic environment offering the ability for all areas to be used in a multitude of flexible ways.

We have developed a range of spaces that enable employees to work flexibly, there are hot-desks, break out spaces and a variety of areas purpose-led to allow collaboration, teamwork, private concentrated focus and informal meetings.  The design scheme was reproduced for brand continuity – with bold colours, modern furnishings, timber surfaces and eye-catching artwork and graphics.

We’ve transformed the Czech headquarters with a focus on the interpretation of the ‘corporate identity’ that Wylde IA have developed for SECO worldwide. Interpreting it for the local area but keeping it’s recognisably consistent across all the sites. For this project it was vital we worked closely with both the in-country MD and SECO Global Real Estate. Wherever possible we try to work with local suppliers and we worked hard to source local products to match the standards, through regular on site meetings and visits to Czech furniture manufacturers

The scheme included creating a congregation space or ‘townhall’ at its centre to link reception, the Technology centre & Production space,meeting, exhibition and auditorium suites, open plan office accommodation, cafe, break out areas and even a gymnasium.

We think it’s a ‘chip’ off the old block! (Titanium of course).