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Communal Area Designs

Office Kitchens and Break Room Fit Outs

In every office, it’s essential that staff have comfortable spaces to work and relax. Communal areas like breakout rooms, staff rooms and office canteens can create better working environments to encourage happier and more productive employees. When your employees work well and feel valued at work, every layer of your business will benefit, and your entire organisation can become more successful.

Modern office designs incorporate a range of different communal spaces that vary in size and contents depending on the floor space available. Whether your employees need somewhere for informal meetings and brainstorming sessions, product testing and development or simply somewhere to spend breaks and lunchtimes, we can create a communal area that’s perfect for your organisation.

By trusting SEC Interiors with your communal spaces, we can provide advice, guidance and ideas at every stage of the process. With decades of experience within our team, we understand how to ensure you receive maximum value from your space and utilise your building’s full potential.

All of our ergonomic designs include durable and practical furniture and fittings that will give your communal space style that lasts. Our communal fit-outs are easy to maintain and comply with all health and safety requirements. Covering all areas of the UK, whether your office is in London, Oxford, Bedfordshire, Stevenage, Aylesbury, St Albans, Watford, Cambridge, Luton, Milton Keynes or even Northamptonshire, we can help.

A Communal Space Created For Your Business

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Multi-Purpose Communal Areas

As well as practical communal areas that have one purpose, such as a cafe or tea room, we can also create multipurpose communal areas to amplify the value of your space even further. For example, a relaxed meeting room could be used for collaborative working, group presentations or hot desking. Your communal area can be designed to suit your brand colours and values, and when used by external staff, can help emphasise the professionalism of your organisation.

Creating multi-purpose communal areas can also help future proof your design and ensure it’s suitable for further developments and plans. With our end to end process, we’ll make sure we understand everything your space needs to do now, as well as how the space can be included in any plans for the future. From vibrant working areas to chilled out eating spaces, we can help you create a communal area that will add value to your office space.

Kitchen communal areas can be modernised to include sociable spaces as well as functioning appliances and preparation worktops. At SEC Interiors, we are experienced in designing and installing everything from full kitchens to smaller tea rooms, and we’ll work with your organisation to provide a space that works well for your workforce, visitors and partners.

Benefits of Communal Space Fit-Outs

Communal spaces can offer a variety of benefits for an organisation. When many people picture communal spaces, they think of canteens, break rooms and staff rooms. These are essential areas within any business, and providing workers with a designated space to switch off and recharge is invaluable.

However, communal spaces can also be useful to encourage different ways of working. Creative teams can use communal spaces with comfortable and sociable layouts to brainstorm new ideas and invent original solutions. Morning meetings can take place in communal spaces that encourage collaboration and contributions from workers. Co-working spaces help employees to share ideas, skills and engage in discussions.

Rooms that enable colleagues to socialise can help strengthen trust between workers and create stronger and more productive teams. Communal spaces can also help provide space for flexible working and hot-desking. If your teams are often on the go or work in various locations, communal working spaces are ideal for someone looking to set up quickly and get stuck into their tasks.

We understand that sometimes our clients need us to demonstrate just how much they can achieve with their space, and that’s why we’ll always be on hand to offer suggestions and solutions. Similarly, if you have specific functions in mind for communal spaces, but you’re not sure how to create your vision, we can help you form a working plan of how your communal spaces can work for your business.

Communal spaces can become the heart of your working environment

Invest in a comfortable, stylish and versatile communal space that can benefit your workforce now, and easily be reinvented as your business evolves.

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REWIND FX

REWIND is a creative agency and digital production studio based in St Albans. They are specialists in virtual reality and the creative production behind unforgettable experiential events.

REWIND were looking for a new location to relocate to as their team had expanded. Our aim was to create a stunning modern office environment complete with a variety of fully furnished workspaces to suit a digital production studio culture.

Some of the major challenges we encountered were that the building was derelict which meant that a careful inspection was required to understand the condition of the property and what requirements were essential to reinstating it. Due to its angular configuration, it required careful consideration to best practice when utilizing the office space available.

We introduced stylish kitchen tea-points on both floors, with the larger first-floor tea-point featuring a breakfast bar complete with break-out furniture and pendant lighting. A full height, LED-backlit feature wall was embedded within the corridor dry-lined wall on the first floor, along with the installation of an oak block wall cladding feature in the reception area, helping to set both spaces apart. To create the feeling of more space, tasteful full height glass partitions embossed with the brand logo were installed to create both the reception and boardroom areas on the first floor. The design was finished with high-end executive style office furniture, supplied to finish the boardroom, and a variety of stylish breakout and standard furniture types including workstations and chairs were supplied to the open plan areas of the office.

Motor Fuel Group

Motor Fuel Group (MFG) is the largest independent forecourt operator in the UK. It has over 900 stations operating under the BP, Shell, Esso, Texaco, JET and Murco fuel brands.

Two breakout spaces were also formed in the new office; the first being a smaller tea-point, which is situated between the main office and reception area. Dark grey kitchen units and a red-tiled splashback feature were installed to form the bulk of the kitchen works, along with a Smeg fridge and Costa coffee drinks machine to finish the space. An Aircon sound attenuation system was then installed to act as a divider, separating the tea-point and breakfast bar feature leading into the main office.

The second kitchen space is positioned at the heart of the office. This space is fronted by a glass partitioned wall, complete with an optically clear, UV printed bespoke design. Stylish, wood-effect flooring was installed to the space, along with new kitchen units, mixed colour furnishings, and an additional Costa drinks zone.

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Taste of Sicily

Stud and track partitioning was installed throughout the mezzanine forming a variety of new spaces, including a staff kitchen break-out area, a small product showroom and general office space for the Taste of Sicily team.  The ground floor kitchen break-out area was fitted with new units, stylish mosaic effect splashback tiles, integrated appliances and a breakfast bar feature, whilst the product showroom benefitted from a similar aesthetic treatment.

Need help or advice with recreating your office communal area? Contact our team now and we can discuss your project requirements!

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