Full refurbishment of Fountain Court including external façade, core facilities, Cat B fit out and furniture for the 33,000ft² office building to create the new Civic Centre for Middlesbrough Council.
This vision was to create an exemplar workplace that encompassed the councils core values; ‘Passionate, Creative, Collaborative, Focussed and Integrity’, whilst delivering efficiency, productivity and staff wellbeing in a workplace that supported a blended return to the office following the Covid 19 pandemic.
The design developed flexible ‘neighbourhoods’ were furniture solutions created task based work settings which can be adapted to suit the changing needs of teams; supported by high quality centralised breakout facilities, meeting room suite and large ground floor drop-in ‘neighbourhood’ which all council staff could access.
The existing building was extensively refurbished including the replacement and enlargement of windows, new feature entrance and the development of self-contained superloos.
The interior solution was rooted in high quality functional furniture which supported worker needs whilst providing a comfortable, domestic aesthetic.
Completion October 2022