The National Institute for Health Research awarded Quantum2 with design, space planning and refurbishment fit-out work of their new headquarters in Liverpool Science Park.
NIHR's office workforce outgrew their existing work space within Liverpool Science Park but didn't want to leave the Knowledge Quarter.
The Quantum2 interior design team began by planning the proposed space on a different floor within LSP and producing 3D concepts. The chosen work space was ideal but unusual given the shape of the building - this was a challenging space for the design team but we do love a challenge!
The curves of the building meant it was tricky using the perimeter areas of the room for workstations. An added bonus of this space was the stunning floor to ceiling glazing around the whole of one side of the office providing staff with beautiful views of the leafy surroundings and Liverpool’s iconic catholic cathedral – a design masterpiece in itself.
As seen on the left, the design concept stage incorporated all fixtures, fittings, textures and colours so as to help the client visualise the finished product. This is a really important part of the planning as often questions arise when we do the ‘walk-through’ and new ideas come to mind which we can then discuss and incorporate where possible.
A full turnkey solution was delivered on this project including the removal and erection of walls to create the bigger open plan space.
Cable managed desks were installed in all open plan areas, each of which had floorboxes positioned under each workstation. Every member of staff has been supplied with the same ergonomic task chair, but each team works in a different colour zone, so the chairs’ seat pads were changed to match the colour of their zone. This helps the overall look as well as contributing to the idea of a team – team colours if you like! Also, within the open plan area you'll find a beautiful, bespoke meeting table, complete with lift out tiles through the centre providing concealed cable management and Pluto power modules for connectivity. For smaller meetings, a six-seater booth provides privacy.
The fit-out element was project managed and completed in under two weeks.
All products & fabrics specified and installed by Quantum2 were from British manufacturers, carrying at least 5 year warranties.