DSP (Interiors) Ltd have recently completed the design and fit out of new agile offices for SureScreen Diagnostics Ltd, a leading manufacturer of lateral flow tests, diagnostic testing kits and screening equipment.
Guided by the team at DSP, SureScreen was looking for ideas to enable them to centralise their office base for staff across various locations and also to move away from a traditional office structure to an agile workspace that fostered a more collaborative and innovative culture.
The new office space incorporates the latest in agile office design principles to create a flexible and dynamic workplace.
One of the key elements of the design was the creation of a variety of workspaces that cater for different work styles and needs including workstations, meeting rooms, collaboration spaces, breakout areas and social spaces.
Drawing inspiration from local history, a guiding theme for the project was Sherwood Forest and the Major Oak. The design incorporates biophilia extensively throughout, including many features such as a striking moss wall with SureScreen branding, an impressive floating wooden ceiling raft intertwined with vines and various other bespoke planters with foliage.
Fabric-backed wooden slat walls and fabric ceiling rafts complement the biophilic design and warming flooring whilst providing a more comfortable acoustic environment. Extensive graphic walls and manifestation to glazing incorporating nature landscapes serve to bring the ‘outdoors inside’, creating a calming backdrop and promoting wellness in the workplace. A suite of high-end double-glazed banded acoustic enclosed offices and meeting spaces provide quiet zones for focused and team-based tasks.
The fit-out process involved the installation of a range of new furniture, technology and equipment to create a modern, efficient and flexible workspace.
The new agile office design has resulted in a significant increase in employee engagement, productivity, and satisfaction. The new workstations, breakout areas and collaboration spaces have facilitated communication and team work, enabling employees and other visitors to work together more effectively.
Alastair Campbell, director at SureScreen Diagnostics, explains:
“The new space has helped us to create a more collaborative and innovative workplace. Once again, Andy and his dedicated team have provided an excellent service from start to finish. The variety of the working space and the fit and finish helped in the process of coming together from several smaller sites in Derby, and the team quickly appreciated the opportunity to evolve the way they work together, for the better.
For visitors, we can present a forward looking and interesting location for meetings, and the comments from our visiting colleagues has been very complimentary.
“As a business involved in health diagnostics, we present ourselves as innovators who don’t cut corners, but with an approachable demeanour, and the agile office reflects those attributes.
“We would highly recommend Andy and the whole team at DSP as they continue to deliver outstanding workplace environments for us.”