The Crane Building, SE1
Smart Energy GB’s mission is to help everyone in Great Britain understand smart meters, and how to use their new meters to be cleaner and greener with their energy and they needed an office fitout to strongly reflect their business vision. On this project transformation we devised a sustainable design and fitout scheme that focused on upcycling and reusing more than 50% of the existing fitout.
- 6 weeks
It’s been a pleasure working with Open. You were always on top of everything, ready and committed.”Smart Energy GB
A sustainable office fitout
To create an exciting and energised space fitout for their team to work in – one that helps create a buzz and promote individualism and flexible ways of working – we focused on the keywords that define Smart Energy’s business culture: creative, passionate, smart, fun and sustainable.
The relocation of the business to the ground floor at The Crane Building offered the possibility to achieve the client’s sustainable mission. The space’s current design already offered some of the features to accommodate their ways of working, so we repurposed what was available and enhanced it to better suit their needs.
Creating a cohesive workspace
With the meeting spaces and the break-out area already in place, we focused on enhancing the potential of these spaces to meet our client’s needs. We installed new LED lights, redecorated the walls and the floors. We then enhanced the practicability of the workplace by introducing new workstations and personal “zoom” rooms for virtual meetings to minimise the sound transfer and the reverberation. This resulted in the creation of five quiet rooms across the space with two more break-out zones designed to enable their collaborative approach.
With sustainability at the heart of this project, more than 50% of the existing fitout was utilised and repurposed. To achieve this we worked closely with our client and our friends at The Bluum Group, and offered smart fitout options to create a cohesive workplace. Our teams hard work on this project was rewarded with some great feedback and makes us feel proud of what we achieved.
“The team really loved the opportunity to be back in and were very complimentary about the space. You guys have done a great job. It’s been a pleasure working with Open. You were always on top of everything, ready and committed. I would recommend you to anyone who cared to listen.” Alistar Gibbons, Director of Operations, Smart energy GB.