Take a Look at CPI Books’ Colorful Office
CPI Books, a company that can print and distribute your books in any format, any quantity, and any run length recently hired office design firm Interaction to refurbish their offices in Melksham, England.
“CPI Books had an office in Chippenham that was becoming increasingly cramped and tired. Strongly committed to staff wellbeing, they called on Interaction to refurbish a larger site in Melksham to create a quality workspace their staff deserved. CPI Books wanted this 7,000 sq ft space to bring its administrative departments together in a place that would enable staff to communicate and collaborate more effectively, and inspire a sense of belonging and ‘togetherness’. Formerly an industrial unit, the site in Melksham was in a state of extreme dilapidation. One of Interaction’s first moves was to remove the unit’s suspended ceiling; this revealed a characterful roof with an array of industrial features and, importantly, skylights. Key to the fit out scheme was the creation of a cosy yet professional atmosphere that would feel welcoming to both staff and clients. This was achieved through the use of bright, warm colours in the decorative finishes, and the careful use of furniture and partitions to shape snug breakout spaces. More formal meeting rooms were also given a fun and colourful edge. Despite difficult site conditions, including the discovery, and subsequent removal, of Chrysotile White Asbestos, Interaction completed the fit-out within a ten-week build programme. Interaction has transformed CPI Books derelict commercial unit into a bright and modern office that nurtures collaborative working, embracing staff and clients alike. The environment provides for the varying needs of people, whether carrying out individual tasks or team based work, encouraging everyone to fulfil their talent’s potential. Inspiring, buzzy and fun, CPI Books says its new workplace is ‘extraordinary’”, says Interaction
- Location: Melksham, England
- Date completed: 2016
- Size: 7,000 square feet
- Design: Interaction
- Photos: Rebecca Faith