Local property and venture capital group Pemberstone, based at Whittington Hall, commissioned ONE Creative environments (ONE) to provide design and project management services to carry out an internal refurbishment and interior design style for their reception area, boardroom and offices.
Interior Design, Building Services,
Built in 1902, this Neo-Georgian house at the centre of the Whittington Hall complex maintains all of its original period features, such as the structure of the entablature, ornate picture rails, friezes and architraves. The interior design scheme needed to enhance the building’s style while conveying a sense of professionalism and maintaining a comfortable and welcoming feel for clients.
It was essential this work was carried out with minimum disruption to existing staff, therefore a phased approach was taken to the refurbishment.
A palette of English oak, cream, brown and powder blue provided the basis for the colour scheme, interspersed with dark greys and teals to draw the eye and provide visual clarity and definition to the interior spaces. The subtlety and elegance of the refined colour palette provided a canvas for a number of sculptural light fittings which created dramatic centre pieces in the front of house areas. All furniture and finishes were chosen for their robustness and durability, reducing or eliminating where possible the need for future maintenance or replacement.
IT requirements were seamlessly incorporated into the scheme, concealing cable runs and outlets neatly into the bespoke designs for desks and meeting tables. Touch screens replaced flip charts and speakers were hidden from view so as not to detract from the finished product.
ONE’s role as designer and project manager offered the client peace of mind, ensuring smooth delivery of the refurbishment works from inception through to completion.
From a carefully chosen palette of colours to the seamless integration of technology into the design, the refurbishment has provided an improved working environment for employees, while conveying and maintaining the company’s strong and ‘well-established’ appearance.
The staging of work into various phases allowed the project to be completed with minimum disruption to employees and visitors.