A Look Inside Arval’s Swindon Office
Arval, a car leasing company specialized in full service vehicle leasing, reached out to workplace design firm Area to design and fit-out their new office in Swindon, England.
“In order to truly understand Arval as a business, we worked with them for over a year prior to the project commencing. A feasibility study was carried out on one wing of their current floor plate, which effectively worked as a live case study to trial different materials, desking options and furniture choices. To ensure staff were engaged throughout the process, we conducted staff interviews and worked closely with a designated Arval steering group committee. With Arval occupying space on all floors within the building, undertaking a full Cat A and Cat B refurbishment of the building required a well-conceived and implemented migration strategy, so Arval could remain in occupation throughout the project with minimal disruption. Creating an agile workspace, the design incorporates a variety of work platforms, which have been creatively named to reflect Arval’s brand identity. The ‘Engine Bay’ workspaces, ‘Pit Stop’ breakout hubs, and ‘Cockpits’ – streets of offices and hubs, encourage a more flexible way of working. The ‘Refuel’ canteen underwent a complete refurbishment and also incorporates their brand identity, with the inclusion of seat belt screens and branded seating. To further accentuate Arval’s brand identity, tyre graphics have been applied to glass partitions and ceilings within the Cockpits and a bespoke toy car thumb print art installation takes pride of place in their new workplace,” says Area
- Location: Swindon, England
- Size: 80,000 square feet
- Design: Area