Value: £1.9 million
Size: 36,000 sqft
Programme: 2013 – 2014
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.