The brief

When commercial ceiling solutions provider Armstrong Ceiling Solutions were relocating within Uxbridge, Area were appointed to complete the design and fit-out of their new workplace.

Armstrong had previously worked within a cellular environment with little opportunity to collaborate with other team members. We assisted Armstrong with initial test fit plans and a design concept that would allow them to accommodate headcount within a reduced space, whilst also encouraging collaboration across teams. In addition, being a global leader in supplying quality ceilings, suspension systems and wall solutions, Armstrong also wanted to showcase their products within the space.

Our solution

Encouraging collaboration and engagement across teams, Armstrong’s new open-plan workspace includes a breakout area, informal and formal meeting opportunities, and a stunning reception area. Showcasing their latest products, a number of feature ceilings have been installed within client-facing areas, including TechZone™ integrated ceiling solutions in the meeting rooms and TrioGuard™ dirt resistant ceiling solutions in the reception and breakout space. The adoption of this new way of working has saved them a significant amount of space and captures perfectly the company’s mantra of Inspiring Great Spaces.™

We worked with the Armstrong team using their own ceiling solutions to minimise noise and ensure the space plan provided the right department adjacencies and positions.

Location
Harman House, Uxbridge
Sq Ft
8,835
Duration
8 weeks

 

"Area were a pleasure to work with, they offered continual support and no request was ever too much trouble however trivial or mammoth the request was. Moving offices can be an extremely stressful project to manage and without Area I don’t believe it would have run as smoothly and even though we had a few hurdles along the way, we relocated to our new office space on time, within budget and all staff were working the first day by 10am, an amazing accomplishment especially within the very limited timeline set."


Area were a pleasure to work with, they offered continual support and no request was ever too much trouble however trivial or mammoth the request was. Moving offices can be an extremely stressful project to manage and without Area I don’t believe it would

Project insight

Due to issues with the original building Armstrong had selected, the main project challenge was to design and cost plan the second floor of Harman House in a reduced timeframe. However, as we already had a good brief and space plan, we were able to complete this exercise in good time to ensure Armstrong were in occupation by the intended date.

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