Your Housing Headquarters, Warrington
A fit-out for creative and collaborative working

Your Housing

Location: Warrington
Value: £1.9 million
Size: 36,000 sqft
Programme: 2013 – 2014
Service: Interiors

Mark Waugh & James Maddox

2014 Mixology North, Winner

Located in a new build three storey office in Birchwood Business Park in Warrington, this 5plus project has comprised the fit out of the new headquarters for Your Housing.

The brief was for a fit out that allows the housing association staff to work in more collaborative and creative ways. The design includes a number of traditional workstations shared by the staff but is complimented by a more playful approach for the collaborative areas. Furniture is selected and positioned to create informal team working, semi-private meetings, and storage.

On the ground level a Customer Academy is created for meeting and training. The space brings together a wide range of people undertaking a wide range of work activities.

A cafe is provided within the Academy. The creative interior design and mix of furniture provides a relaxed setting for working and relaxing.

The finishes are inspired by the domestic colourful materials used throughout to create a non-corporate but fun environment.

A photographic commission of Your Housing clients was a means of engaging with service users and linked quotations and prints are mounted on the walls.