We acknowledge clients need for a speedy resolution to their issues and so use our expertise to design, cost and execute work to a high standard and short programme. Our clients have included BMW GB Ltd, Guinness PLC and Prudential Portfolio Property Management. Professional practices include The Anthony Smith Partnership – Reading, RMA – Newbury and Maunder Taylor in London.

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Modern Office Design

Whether you have a cosy country office or a larger corporate premises on a business park, how it looks and feels is a key factor in employee productivity and work satisfaction. As more and more businesses offer flexible working and a happy working environment to attract and retain the best talent, then hot desking, break out spaces and home working have become the norm.

Office planning is no longer all about square footage per employee and functionality, but more about a work experience – happy employees are more productive workers so making their working environment an aesthetically pleasing and comfortable place to be is critical for business productivity and successful collaboration.

 

Your office is part of your business DNA. How do you create a stylish workspace that will bring the best employees in and keep them there? Start by considering tactile furnishings, floorings and décor. Plain bench desks in rows and an uninspiring office kitchen are not a draw to potential employees, nor a joy for existing employees. Here at Voke Interiors, we recognise there’s a need to find a happy compromise between functionality, style and cost.

 

In larger offices, leisure spaces should be accounted for. Whether they’re filled with pool tables, TV screens or simply some furniture that encourages lounging, employee comfort and mental health is far higher up the list than it used to be when considering office planning.

 

Embrace your building style – if it’s an old warehouse, then let it guide your choice of floorings and furnishings with some of the many industrial fittings and fixtures that are bang on trend, therefore widely available, in 2019. If you work in a cosy cottage, don’t just consider whichever furniture you can get in miniature, but which items will preserve the integrity of your building too, perhaps quality carpets, wooden furniture and less intrusive technological hardware.

 

Quiet spaces are a must. As conference calling replaces face to face meetings, the need for quiet and privacy becomes greater. One of the great joys of home offices is the greater level of uninterrupted peace, whereas the large open plan spaces that are commonplace in modern working environments are not wholly compatible with such practices. Consider where your employees will go for conference calls, quiet time to review documents or private phone calls. Perhaps an office ‘library’ where quiet is mandatory would work for your business?

 

Invest in good seating. Employee comfort is not up for negotiation – buy the best you can afford. We are approved dealers and installers of Verco furniture and have access to many other suppliers. A mix of colours and styles looks modern and delivers comfort to various areas - work stations, break out areas and board rooms. We can arrange factory visits so you can see first-hand the care that goes into your chosen product.

 

If you’d like to talk to us about revitalising your office space, please give Philip a call on 01189 576 337 or use the contact form.

Latest projects:

Office

When the tenants of this office space were moving out they had an obligation under their lease to leave the building in the condition in which they found it. After a number of years heavy wear and tear, Voke Interiors were appointed to redecorate, upgrade the kitchenette, supply and install new carpeting, service the lighting and replace any damaged venetian blinds. The works were completed quickly and efficiently below the cost provided by the landlord's surveyors. On completion, the space was handed back to the landlord with praise for a good job.

Apex Plaza, Reading

Our team has repeatedly visited Apex Plaza over many years to assist with preparing the building for incoming tenants with fresh flooring or assisting in the refurbishment of space for the owners to get areas ready for re-letting. In the early days of this building we fitted out the office suite for the onsite management team which included upgraded floor coverings, furniture and fittings.

Period Building in Pinner

This property, which had stood empty for some time and was being refurbished by local builders, needed to have new flooring fitted throughout. We specified the required vinyl for the utility areas, the use of a wood plank vinyl in the reception area (as pictured) and the installation of Adams Broadloom carpeting through the general office areas and common parts. We developed a brighter, safer and quieter environment for the archive in the roof with the installation of Heckmondwike Iron Duke flooring.  

Why not talk to us about your office and commercial flooring requirements, whether it is refitting warehousing, offices or retail, we would be delighted to assist you.

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