Following the signing of a new lease on Halford House, Pick Everard reaffirmed its commitment to staying in the central location of Leicester City Centre, in the building they had originally designed. The length of the new lease provided the firm with the opportunity to invest in the refurbishment and remodelling of the interior of its workplace. The brief was simple; the interior needed to reflect how the firm works, its brand and future vision. The office had to be a place where Pick Everard can showcase its work, entertain clients and provide a welcoming environment for both guests and employees.
The transition from a ‘traditional office’ to an agile ‘open plan environment’ including collaboration spaces, informal meeting areas and breakout zones, imposed a cultural change for Pick Everard and its staff. Space planning was a key element of the design process to ensure the office would suit several disciplines while maintaining the correct amount of private space alongside open plan working. We were able to keep the project within budget with no compromise on quality through our strong relationships with trusted suppliers, with whom we collaborated closely to ensure the original concept would be consistent with the realisation.
Understanding the business and disciplines working within Halford House allowed us to design an interior that we knew would accommodate the needs of staff. We identified a range of spaces which would meet the requirements of staff’s daily activities. Drawing on first-hand experience of the space, we were able to apply our knowledge of the building to the design.
Utilising our in-house multi-disciplinary offering, we ensured that our collective efforts allowed us to deliver the programme and project more efficiently, with better outcomes for Pick Everard. Our collaborative ethos and technical expertise enabled us to efficiently deliver quality modern office accommodation within budget.
Client: Pick Everard