The brief

Social care provider, Dimensions, relocated to new premises and required a working environment which would better support the individual teams and the business function.

Providing services for people with learning disabilities and autism, the not-for-profit organisation required a design solution which would maximise their long-term investment, whilst also creating a practical yet inspiring environment for their employees to work within.

Our solution

Dimensions’ new workplace has completely transformed their way of working. Employing a diverse range of people, the workspace has been designed across one floorplate with open-plan workstations, breakout areas and collaboration zones to create a sociable and connected working environment. Additionally, Dimensions have invested in a flexible meeting space which has eliminated the requirement of all off-hire venues for the regular internal and external meetings they hold.

Writer and illustrator of the book “Different Like Me”, Jennifer Elder, gave permission for bespoke graphics to be created based on people from the book. Using inspirational figures from the world of science, art, maths, literature, philosophy and comedy, the graphics have been applied to the walls round the workplace and represent Dimensions’ ethos and vision.

Location
Reading
Sq Ft
11,000

 

"Working with Andrew and the team at Area resulted in the delivery of an inspiring new office for Dimensions. Throughout the project the Area team worked with us on design ideas to refine the final layout that maximised the use of space while keeping the spaces open and welcoming to staff and visitors alike."


Project Manager, Dimensions

Project insight

“Wanting to maximise best value, the Area team worked carefully to ensure the work was achieved within Dimensions’ budget expectations. Close collaboration between the Area and Dimensions’ teams enabled us to deliver a workplace which has radically changed their way of working and truly represents who they are as an organisation.” Andrew Harris, Project Director, Area

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