A Look Inside Talent Works’ New Northampton Office
Talent Works, a talent communications agency that helps employers recruit new talent, recently moved into a new, larger office space in Northampton, designed by workplace design firm Area.
“Area’s task was to create a productive and collaborative workplace that would help to attract and retain staff, reﬂect the client’s ethos and culture, and accommodate future growth. It was important for Talent Works to be seen to practise what it preaches, providing an environment that would motivate and support its people and promote communication. Area’s solution is reminiscent of a New York loft, with an open, spacious feel and industrial features that create a sense of energy. We conducted sessions with a crosssection of staff to gain an understanding of how they wanted to work, meet and relax. The resulting ﬂoorplan incorporates plenty of ﬂexible space for big training sessions, breakout areas and diverse meeting rooms. Standard desk settings have been replaced with new ﬂexible stations that allow for agile working. The unconventional but stylish aesthetic includes brick walls, partially exposed ceilings and services, metal frames and wood finishes, and quirky creative touches such as the feature lighting. There are homely areas for sitting and chatting, a striking bar area, and a video wall to showcase work. People have the choice of working in the open-plan desk area, collaborating in groups or meeting in booths in the breakout spaces. Everything is wireless, allowing people to move freely with their laptops.”
- Location: Northampton, England
- Date completed: 2018
- Size: 9,500 square feet
- Design: Area