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Seafish is a Non-Departmental Public Body set up to raise standards across the seafood industry. Their existing premises were tired and in need of refurbishment and reorganisation to better suit their current business needs.
SPACE were engaged to look initially at a feasibility study which advised on space efficiencies, design, budget and programme. What was important to the Seafish team was to make better use of the 1st floor office areas and give more facilities over to staff welfare. The visitor experience at the entrance was also really important and we worked closely with the in-house marketing department to tie the design in with the corporate brand and image. During the detailed design stage of the project we took account of Seafish’s operational requirements and arranged departmental adjacencies such that working efficiency was improved. Careful consideration was given to the provision of contemporary Staff Kitchen / Lounge facilities along with Break- Out / Meeting areas, Print / Copy areas and Tea-Points on each floor. As new ceilings were installed, energy efficient lighting was installed to meet current standards, greatly improving the working environment as well as reducing running costs. A new passenger lift was installed to improve access throughout the building including alterations to the structure to facilitate the works.
Works around the business, dealing with all aspects of project management, move management and the furniture deliveries and installations. This minimised the disruption to the workforce and allowed the construction works to be sensibly and safely completed. The end result is an improved and modernised environment for visitors and staff whilst better reflecting the business vision and brand through clever and thoughtful design.