Following the successful completion of an earlier project in Canary Wharf, WorkSpace Design were delighted to be again approached by Wolters Kluwer to manage the fit out and furniture procurement of another office in Kingston upon Thames for this global company
The project called for a radical new way of working. Throwing away the tradition of the private office, Wolters Kluwer introduced the concept of zonal working which incorporated ‘Community’, ‘Customer’, Innovation’, ‘Do’ and ‘Melting Pot’ working, allowing employees to choose appropriate zones depending on their roles. Numerous collaborative, huddle spaces and break out areas were formed and were key to the success of this new concept which necessitated WorkSpace Design working closely with client and furniture manufacturer alike, to ensure the design successfully integrated with this exciting and aspirational approach. Sit / stand working was also introduced to ensure the well being of staff was at the top of the priority list
The project formed part of a sale and lease back of Wolters Kluwer’s existing property, which called on WorkSpace Design to liaise closely with the developer to ensure the base build, services and finishes complimented the proposed fit out and general design.
Central to the project was the fluid nature of the ground floor, enabling staff and visitors to enjoy agile working, presentation and Town Hall facilities, a social hub of the café together with soft seating.
Corporate branding was ever present, but not overly stated, to ensure that where required it stood out from the neutral background to ensure maximum impact
WorkSpace Design continue to work with Wolters Kluwer, recently looking to procure furniture for their Lisbon office