New Office Fitout Has Serious Wow Factor

When it comes to office fitouts it’s fair to say that more times than not – the main focus is cost. According to local Perth office fitout company Capital Builders, the days of style and innovation seem to be long gone, having been replaced by cost efficiency, space maximisation, and a minimalist approach.  Noting this, when office design crafted with mind blowing creativity does surface, the industry tends to stand up and take notice.  Such seems to be the case with a recent project undertaken by Paragon Interiors.

A treehouse meeting room, “dream room” and games areas with Space Invaders and a pool table are all key features of accountancy firm PKF Cooper Parry’s office at East Midlands Airport.

Now, as it prepares to open a West Midlands base, it has hired the same commercial fit-out company to carry out the work.

A Unique Office Fitout Approach

Paragon Interiors, the Nottingham business owned by Notts County owner Alan Hardy, will design and fit out PKF’s 17,810 sq ft office at One Central Boulevard, in Blythe Valley Business Park, Solihull.

Lee Harris, executive commercial director at Paragon, said: “It is fantastic to be working with PKF Cooper Parry again.
“It has a refreshing vision and values which align with how its offices operate. Its environment provides the platform for their culture to grow and they have some incredible talent to nurture.

“We pride ourselves on getting incredibly close to our clients before we draw a line on a piece of paper.

“By getting under the skin of an organisation, we can extract their DNA and their deep-rooted behaviours.

 

“We pride ourselves on getting incredibly close to our clients before we draw a line on a piece of paper.

“By getting under the skin of an organisation, we can extract their DNA and their deep-rooted behaviours.

 

“Only then can we honestly create working environments that not only reflect and reinforce the company culture and evolutional process.

“Having been a part of the journey of growth for PKF Cooper Parry we can’t wait to start the next chapter over in the West Midlands.”

PKF announced last month it would be relocating its West Midlands operation from the current base in Calthorpe Road, central Birmingham, to Blythe Valley.

Paragon, which has also fitted out offices for the likes of Adidas, Jaguar Land Rover and O2, designed the company’s 26,000 sq ft Sky View “super office” for its East Midlands headquarters in 2014.

 

The office won a stream of accolades for its bold design and radical reimagination of the workplace.

PKF’s new West Midlands office will include similarly ground-breaking design features such as a wellbeing tent, swings, flexible and agile working spaces and a sports bar.
Ade Cheatham, chief executive of PKF Cooper Parry, said: “One Central Boulevard will provide us with modern, high-specification, grade A office facilities, designed to be flexible, to encourage creativity and collaborative working.

 

“Once again we have chosen to work with Paragon to create another leading edge design, with lots of quirky and fun features thrown in – from Narnia cupboards to Segways, not to mention a running track – to ‘wow’ our staff and clients alike.

“We have ambitious growth plans and are planning to double our market share in the West Midlands over the next two years, adding new expertise and talent across the team. Our offices will play a major part in that.”

Whilst budget is always going to be a consideration with any new office fitout, there is a lot of evidence that environment is a major factor when it comes to productivity, staff retention and overall business profitability.  This creative approach is a fantastic vision that shows what can be achieved when a different perspective is utillised

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