Originally built as a 43,000sqft industrial unit with minimal office space the building had been converted to a contact centre in 2001. The brief from the developer was to return the building to an industrial unit however during concept design a tenant for the building, Advanced Electronics, was secured. Advanced needed additional office space which required the offices to be extended across the whole frontage of the building at both levels.
In a separate commission Seymour Architecture were appointed by Advanced to develop the fit out for their new headquarters. The approached moved them from cellular offices into team centred open plan environments with collaborative settings and private meeting spaces. A main reception, training room and staff canteen were also provided, with a focus on high quality facilities for staff but also the opportunity to enhance visitor experiences. The remainder of the building was stripped back and refitted for industrial use to meet Advanced’s requirements.
Ashall Homes (Shell & core), Advanced Electronics (fit out)
Balliol Business Park, North Tyneside
Completion May 2018