Swindon-based office interior specialist Kerr Office Group unveiled its latest office design project at Bristol’s Clifton Heights.
Located on the Clifton Triangle, the project encompassed a redesign of two 3rd floor suites totalling 2,700 ft² office space and has transformed the offices to fit the needs of the modern business, with over half of the floorplan now dedicated to collaborative and breakout spaces.
Despite a perceived popularity of work-from-home through the pandemic, according to the Office for National Statistics, 85% of employees want a ‘hybrid’ approach of both home and office working in the future, cementing the importance of an effective office space.
Leveraging its over 30 years’ industry experience, Kerr Office Group has therefore conceptualised a space that accommodates the working styles of today’s employees.
The open plan, third-floor workspace has capacity to facilitate hot desking and collaborative work zones, alongside formal and informal meeting spaces and a relaxing area for moments of headspace.
Soft seating, various space dividers and angled flooring break up the space into zones in a fun and quirky way to avoid the need to build solid walls. The space, which is ideally connected to both the city centre and public transport links, is therefore naturally lit and open.
With installation of lowered worktop heights and sinks, as well as benches with side-seating that can be pulled out for wheelchair accessibility, the versatile space, which includes reception and waiting areas, is fully accessible for all.
Alex Kerr, CEO of Kerr Office Group commented:
“Reimagined to suit companies stepping out from business incubators, or serviced offices, that may not be ready to sign a 10-year lease on a new HQ, this project forms the perfect stepping-stone for Bristol’s creative industries and growing tech cluster.
“Employees need a workspace that can deliver a diverse range of work types and conversely, businesses want to facilitate the bringing together of their teams post-pandemic. We foster collaboration and the galvanisation of relationships with the aim of powering business growth, while reinforcing our shared purpose and values with our clients.”
The project was commissioned directly by the landlord of Clifton Heights who desired a ‘plug-and-play’ space to attract start-ups and SMEs in the South West.
Acting under the guidance of commercial property agent Avison Young, who identified the rise in requests for ready-to-work space in the region, the landlord selected Kerr Office Group as the partner to deliver on the perfect hybrid working space brief.
Director at Avison Young, Paul Williams, commented:
“We’re delighted to be working with Kerr Office Group on this project. Changes in workplace trends have been accelerated by the pandemic and we’re pleased to be able to offer a workspace which meets the demands of Bristol’s growing start-up and SME community.”
The project in Clifton Heights was designed to accommodate two businesses but the flexibility is there for one business to occupy the whole floor.
Those interested in viewing the space should contact Avison Young.