Powering a new generation

We created a new office space for Drax, one of the UK’s largest power stations. With a focus on investing in people, they wanted a modern and open space to enable employees to collaborate and socialise with each other, so we transformed an old two-storey apprentice building into a new, contemporary office hub.

Key features

  • Variety of work settings
  • Bespoke feature joinery
  • Cultural change
  • Investment in people and wellbeing

Project description

We stripped the building back to its outer shell and raised the ceilings to immediately create more space. New flooring and carpeting were installed, as well as feature lighting and bespoke furniture.

Flexible working

Rather than traditional rows of desks, we opted for more dynamic workspaces and kept the design as open and fluid as possible. On the ground floor we installed glazed partitioning and folding doors to section off meeting rooms whilst also maintaining a sense of transparency.

We also built casual working zones to accommodate collaborative work. Together individual working pods and secluded areas for people to work more privately when necessary.

Setting the tone

People arriving at the new hub are greeted by a fresh and bold reception area complete with a bespoke desk, branded wall, and multimedia screen. Flowing throughout the building are several breakout areas new kitchenettes, tea points and a canteen. Both floors of the hub are decorated in a colour palette designed with relaxation and wellbeing in mind.

Sustainably stylish

As one of the country’s most sustainable power stations and largest renewable electricity generators, Drax needed its new office hub to align with its environmentally conscious ethos. We supported this ambition by sourcing materials and labour locally to reduce the project’s carbon footprint; incorporating FSC approved bespoke timber panelling and a biophilic feature wall.

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