On arriving at the space, visitors are greeted by a branded lift lobby before entering the impressive reception area. However, it is the colourful and vibrant breakout space that really brings this workplace to life, and which emanates a true wow factor. This area acts as the heartbeat of the office where staff can relax, grab a coffee, and catch up with colleagues.
There is also a diner-style booth with a beautiful faded wood exterior and herringbone effect tiling inside, that staff can use as an alternative work setting or where teams can host informal catch-ups – flexibility and providing staff with a variety of work settings away from their desk was a hugely important aspect of this project, and the design reflects this.
The space also includes a striking Corian topped, kitchen island, vivacious yellow tiling which makes the space really pop. Encasing the seating area is impressive wooden joinery feature that drapes the ceiling over the main seating area and provides ambient lighting. The open plan area provides all staff with Senator sit-stand workstations while the DTRE blue is prominently visible via the desk dividers used.
In addition, as many of DTRE’s staff are keen cyclers, staff showers and a washer/dryer were installed to ensure their needs were catered for, while also acting to encourage novice cyclists and lunchtime runners.
The K2 Space team thoroughly enjoyed working with DTRE, a progressive client who really strove to create a workplace that not only embodies their brand and values, but that also allows the staff the opportunity to work from a truly amazing work environment.
We worked closely with the client and their appointed project managers from Colliers to deliver the fast-track office fit-out programme over 14 weeks, which involved totally stripping back the office space to its shell and then introducing new lighting, air conditioning, raised flooring and ventilation systems. You can view the complete transformation via our time-lapse video below.
“Our objective was to design a space that made a statement and that reflected DTRE’s desire to create a workplace where staff were proud to work and that clients loved visiting”
Chris Alldred, Design Director, K2 Space
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