Centenary Quay is Crest Nicholson’s vibrant development of houses and retail units in Southampton and like all new developments, a welcoming sales office is essential.

Crest Nicholson

The Project

  • Office Layout Design
  • Space Planning
  • Breakout Areas
  • Meeting Rooms

Brief

We were appointed to design and build a new workspace within the development to allow the company to relocate the sales office.

Having sold the original larger unit, the challenge was to house the same number of people within a smaller unit.

Due to timescale restrictions, the build aspect of the job also needed to be delivered within a three-week window to allow the team to relocate quickly and retain continuity.

The Project

The design concept was to create a similar style to the old sales office within an open-plan environment, whilst presenting a welcoming atmosphere for visiting customers.

An 84” 4K interactive screen was installed so that employees could exploit the potential to present virtual tours for customers or use it for internal meetings through various applications built directly into the device without the need for additional hardware.

Customer collaboration is key and the open-plan design of the office enables fluidity for the team to interact with potential buyers in a variety of ways; whether it be standing, on the move or using iPads at one of the coffee tables.

A secluded meeting room was installed that allows the option for internal meetings, whilst also serving as a private space for employees to work individually or with customers one-on-one.

The meeting room was also designed with a wall covering showing a view out onto the quay, opening up the room to make it appear larger.

Two toilets were installed and the kitchen was relocated. This includes an informal seating area for staff that is well situated to the rear of the office and includes plenty of storage.

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