The objectives

Ultima, one of the Thames Valley’s leading IT solution companies, were rapidly expanding and looking to create an inspiring new working environment for their new Headquarters, located in Reading’s prime business technology campus, Manor Park.

Working closely with award-winning international architects, Scott Brownrigg, Area were selected to deliver a sophisticated and versatile space, with the future flexibility to meet Ultima’s business vision.

Our solution

A series of multifunctional and adaptable meeting rooms were created with concealed movable walls creating a versatile space that can hold 50 up to 300 people. All internal elements such as walls, ceilings, floors and lighting are perfectly aligned with the buildings existing façade and grids to create an open, cohesive feel throughout the tenancy. Materials were meticulously chosen in conjunction with a subtle and calming colour pallet of whites and greys with accents of Ultima ‘red’ to accentuate specific areas such as break out and business lounge.

Gainborough House, Reading
Sq Ft
28 weeks


"Area really took the time to get to know us and as a result produced a design that captured our values and efficiently supported our processes."

Finance Director, Ultima


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