Public Sector Client – Business Lounge & Events Space

In 2019 we were asked by a contract client to redesign an existing ground floor space which received a complete strip-out and refurbishment. The brief included all space planning, 3D visuals, finishes selection and samples prior to the supply, delivery and installation of loose furniture.

Having been a wholly under utilised and very dated area for many years the client was seeking a total transformation of the space into a highly engaging and commercially beneficial agile environment (the various spaces are available for public hire and have proved extremely popular with a very busy bookings calendar!) - this required a highly collaborative project approach between BOF, the client and the Facilities Management Team .

The project comprised of a Business Lounge and Events Space.

CGI visuals and a virtual interior was created for the client and a wider group of stakeholders to visualise the design intent of our proposed interior. The use of AutoCad Revit to create the space plans facilitated the creation highly detailed and accurate visualisations (including the 3D walkthrough) and allowed the client and stakeholders to make fully informed decisions and choices on product, interior design, finishes, layout etc.

Physical mood boards were created to support the computer generated visualisations and to provide a selection of fabrics and materials to help assist with our clients preferred final choice based on our proposed colour schemes – a great tool for stakeholders to relate ‘real-life’ physical samples and finishes to the CAD generated visualisations. Our product guides and bespoke visualisations reflected final, actual colour schemes.

Business Lounge

The Business Lounge was designed as an agile space to encourage co-workers to socialise and collaborate in an innovative style which will facilitate the demands of a modern working environment.

Incorporating furniture and fixings of various types and styles the space is now fully geared to providing great collaborative spaces for small and larger groups alike; from comfortable, relaxing person to person spaces, open plan group tables to acoustic booths the Business Lounge is now a focal point for informal collaboration and an extremely busy space.

Event Space

The Event Space was created to accommodate a multi-use environment in a variety of flexible working scenarios for up to 300 delegates.

The furniture, layout and integration with ancillary fixtures, fittings and functionality were crucial to creating the highly flexible, efficiently functional reconfigurable space required by the client. The Event Space has been designed to allow rapid set-up, clear away and reconfiguration by client staff with no ‘clutter’ so mobile, flexible furniture (e.g. folding, stackable, trolleyed etc.) has been incorporated into design that stores away out of sight within the space when not in use – a key client requirement.

We created design layouts to enable the client to reconfigure the space to suit the format including presentation, television filming, private functions, award ceremonies and workshops.

"We are very pleased with the spaces created and how they genuinely reflect the CGI visuals and the clients initial aspirations. Working closely with the client and facilities management team ensured we fully met the brief within the given timescales,"

Simon Narbeth, Design & Project Manager