putting 'roundy' humans into 'squarey' boxes
Commercial space is a battleground. It’s a battle between ‘roundy’ humans and ‘squarey’ objects. Humans are not square in shape, however most pieces of paper, books, desks, cupboards, and computers have a good deal of square edges and tend to end up, well squarish! If our office space only needed objects, ‘squary’ offices would be a great solution. Unfortunately there are normally lots of humans and not only are they ‘roundy’ they tend to move about too.
So we have a battle between contrasting demands of the contents of our office buildings. The lazy solution is to tend towards ‘squary’ and fit humans into it. We say lazy because it’s not really a solution, it generally will cost more, be boring, and not work. But its easy and requires no skill to speak of to produce ‘squarey’ designs. ‘Roundy’ designs do take some effort because they make ‘squarey’ things fit into them, but they are often stylish, they are attractive to humans as they are both ‘roundy’! They can be very cost effective as there are few square corners of offices that cannot be filled, so they can have a high density.
At the heart of ‘roundy’ designs is the basic element of workplace design – the curve.
The best example of a piece of office furniture with a curve is your chair! Generally there are lots of curves in a good chair. To create a good design the curve is used, but not necessarily on objects, but to create the space between objects. A small office with a round table could have round walls, the curves create the space.
Maybe you have to be a bit feminine to get that, but any blokes reading this – just think, what can we use the square corners of offices for anyway?
Space-pod is a specialist refurbishment, design, build and relocation contractor working for organisations large and small throughout the UK and Europe, but most have their head-offices in London, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Surrey, Middlesex, Essex, or Oxfordshire and have between 20 and 500 desk-based staff.
Our varied client base includes retail headquarters, IT service companies, industrial caterers, recording studios, music schools, dance studios, legal & insurance companies and local authorities. (see our case studies)
We are also used regularly by facilities managers, commercial estate agents, architects and designers to add value and specialist contractor services, to deliver an effective and complete solution to their projects. And the reassuring news is that around 90% of our clients use us on a regular basis.
what we do
Space-pod has a totally different approach to workplace design. We think in cubic feet and how you can maximise your workplace by using walls, ceilings and areas you may never even have considered. Thinking creatively and in three dimensions lets our dedicated project teams see solutions not problems. And this hands-on approach means we can often pluck usable space literally out of thin air, so you may actually need much less floor space than you imagine.
At space-pod we specialise in:
- > office refurbishment & space planning
- > commercial interiors design, build & fit-out
- > specialist acoustic environments
- > out-of-hours office churn & relocation
- > quality office furniture
- > cad bureau services
- > planned & reactive building maintenance
for offices and all types of industrial and business units throughout the UK.
Whether you’re opening a new office over the road, moving your business to a new location or simply trying to improve the space you have, talk to space-pod first. As one of the UK’s most experienced and successful teams of workplace design and build specialists, we are committed to helping you make the most of your workplace.
Whatever the scale of your project, we can provide a comprehensive ‘one-stop shop’, dealing with all the specialist suppliers and regulatory requirements from start to finish.
In fact, we can help at every stage of the process – even in helping you select the optimum site. We can then design it for maximum productivity, build it and move you in lock, stock and barrel with the minimum of impact on the day-to-day running of your business. And with our specialist out-of-hours office churn service, we can even do the moving overnight or over the weekend entirely for you. So you can sleep tight and know you’ll be ready for business first thing the next working day.
Think of us as your ideas people, your contractor, your project manager, your removals company and your maintenance support.
The Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Group works with businesses across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire to help them achieve their full business potential.
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industrial unit refurbishment
catering & commercial kitchen fit-out
showroom & training rooms design & build
acousitic environments design, build & installation
recording studio sound booths
music school acoustics
dance school acoustics
acoustic wall panels & diffusers
acoustic floors, doors & ceiling panels
add space with a mezzanine floor
partitions & glazing
komfort office partitions & glazing
storage wall systems
office lighting schemes
office decoration & finishing touches
office graphics, decal & signage
office I.T. during a move or re-fit
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