Powerhouse office supports hybrid working

Flexible design inspires new working styles for the best and brightest talent in the energy industry.

Project description

Certas Energy is in a period of growth, and it needed an office to accommodate its expansion; somewhere flexible that would entice its 120 employees back to the workplace and support hybrid working. The concept, design and CAT B fit out needed to attract and retain the talent who make up the firm’s workforce by offering easy-to-use tech-enabled spaces for everything from concentration to collaboration.

The agile layout extends from a central collaborative hub, which boasts a variety of working zones and furniture types. The focal point is the single kitchen and main breakout area; a gathering spot that’s relaxed, trendy and comfortable. With an expansive media wall, this space can easily transform to support a “town hall” setting for meetings or exhibitions.

Using textured wallcoverings and fabrics, natural materials, and earthy hues and tones, the interpretation of the natural world fits with the firm’s brand identity. A firm favourite are the bespoke wallpapers featuring crashing waves and atmospheric forests. A real tree, biophilia and natural materials introduce organic shapes into the office.

The new office reflects a company in the throes of an exciting evolution towards a sustainable and environmentally responsible future. Each furniture piece was carefully selected from manufacturers with a proven track record of using products that contain recycled materials, including sofas made from plastic bottles with seats repurposed out of old clothing. We also added a QR code to every furniture item for quick digital access to its sustainability story and credentials.

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