Birchwood Park, Warrington
Birchwood Park is an established business park with a collection of buildings which vary in age and standard of office accommodation.
MEPC are undergoing a rolling programme to continually upgrade their buildings to maintain the consistently high standard of business
facilities available to their customers. 104 Dalton Avenue is a shared office building over 2 levels offering four separately let-able open plan floor plates. The brief was to upgrade the common core entrance area and shared WC accommodation to a Grade A office specification.
We made three keyrecommendations for the space: Quality of materials, texture and natural light. The approach was to provide a neutral but warm, tactile palette which could be adapted to suit a variety of end users. To this end we used natural materials such as oak timber which was laid on the floor and wrapped up onto the wall, and solid oak timber blocks which formed the reception desk top and a feature curved wall to the stair. We installed glazed doors leading to the office accommodation and extended the natural slate flooring beyond to enhance the feeling of space. Lighting and air conditioning was upgraded. The space was dressed with colourful and humorous furniture and artwork to make visitors smile but could be very easily be removed for the incoming tenants to make way for company specific branding. Louise James worked on the scheme whilst at Fuse Studios. The client was very happy with the overall result and are happy to provide a reference for the service they received. They went on to appoint Louise for two further projects which are due to start on site in 2013.
Category : Office
Type : Refurbishment
Value : Circa £500,000