In their move to the iconic Shard, MITIE wanted to reposition the brand and create an energetic, agile environment that showcases their “Connected Workspace” FM offering. The result looks stunning and provides an incredible range of settings for focus, socialising, collaboration, inspiration, and rest. The underlying brief for this scheme stressed agility and connectedness in support of Mitie’s brand and product strategy.
Mitie were looking to lead by example. They wanted a space which could showcase all the possibilities for anoffice environment and ensure that the new office was somewhere which they could bring clients to demonstrate all Mitie’sservices across the business.
The workplace has a wide range of settings designed to fulfil any requirement from focused work through to townhalls for 300 people. The 176 sit/stand desks are clustered in villages and allocated to teams. No one has claim to their own desk,instead staff use smart-lockers to store any personal items that remain on site, and book or appropriate whatever facilities they needat the time. Along with the desks there are 100 positions in a variety of open and semi-enclosed settings, plus a further 100 inmeeting rooms.
The scheme is highly original in scope, with some truly unique elements such as the Living Lab and Regeneration Pods. The interior design emphasises warmth and visibility with advantage taken of the spectacular views where possible. There is extensive use of rich colours and veneers, including replacing a considerable amount of the white metal perforated ceiling with acoustic timber tiles. There are many changes of texture, acoustic treatments, light intensity, floor, ceiling and wall finishes, to ensure that there is constant variety of experience as one transitions the space.
Material Used :
1. Camira – fabrics – vintage collection
2. Formica – laminate – colourcore
3. Kvadrat – fabrics – memory 2
4. Grestec – tiles – emperor collection
5. Cosentino – work top – silestone
6. Johnson tiles – tiles –herringbone
7. Textura- wallpaper – excess
8. Shaw contract carpets
9. Miliken carpets
10. Polyfloor Vinyl