Inside SUEZ‘s New Maidenhead Office
SUEZ, a recycling and resource management company that uses innovation and collaboration to implement smart and sustainable resource management solutions hired office design firm Morgan Lovell, to fit-out their offices in Maidenhead, England.
“We scattered a number of small breakout spaces and meeting rooms throughout the office to provide staff with multiple areas away from their desk to concentrate or collaborate. These are each finished with their own style of furnishings and colour scheme to lend a distinctive character to floor. Since moving in, 76% of SUEZ staff can now find somewhere to concentrate, and 79% of staff feel that they can easily find somewhere to work away from their desk when needed. There are a variety of traditional workstations as well as standing desks scattered throughout the office and ground-floor café. In order to support a clean desk policy, personal storage was provided via colourful lockers that’re situated on each floor. These not only provide secure staff storage, but also lend a bright and colourful finish to each of the five floors. To encourage interaction with senior management, an area on the executive floor has been exclusively reserved for hot desking, which increases management’s visibility and interaction with the wider business. To increase space utilisation throughout the fit out, we reduced the number of large meeting rooms, while increasing the number of small and open-plan meeting spaces. This allows staff to collaborate informally and work away from their desks than beforehand – enabling them to choose a space that suits their current task. Flexible partitioning made from a colourful snowflake patterned fabric has been used to divide the open plan workspaces and absorb acoustics. This provides a heightened sense of individual space, while also maintaining the open plan nature of the floors,” says Morgan Lovell
- Location: Maidenhead, England
- Date completed: 2017
- Size: 25,000 square feet
- Design: Morgan Lovell