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Office Reception Design and Fit-Out

You only make a first impression once!

Your office entrance and reception area is the first physical element of your business that your clients, customers and partners will see. How you present your brand within this space is crucial because it has the potential to influence their future interactions with your organisation.

Arguably, the reception space of an office fit-out is one of the most important sections. A comfortable space is key to ensure your visitors feel welcome and relaxed, but new visitors will take in everything from your lighting and seating to reception desk and furnishings. Creating a professional impression of your business that gives visitors, stakeholders and partners confidence in your organisation is essential.

If your reception space has a dual purpose and is utilised by employees as much as visitors, it’s important that style doesn’t override substance. Our experts have years of experience that will enable them to create a space that forms a positive working environment for staff, offering them designated areas for tasks, correct lighting, and comfort while they undertake their duties.

Often, a reception area will be a walk through area for employees stationed elsewhere in your building, and so a warm and inviting reception fit-out will begin the working day on the right foot.

A reception area that’s fit for purpose

When it comes to designing a reception fit-out, it’s important to keep in mind the purpose of your reception area. Will you be holding regular meetings and need a large seating area? Is it a space for visitors to pop in and take a look at your products? Are the only visitors likely to be new employees coming in to interview?

At SEC Interiors we have extensive experience of designing and implementing reception fit-outs, and we know exactly what to ask to ensure you receive a space that suits your business. Every one of our clients is unique, and for that reason, we take the time to really understand what you need your reception area to achieve.

Within our office fit out service, we can advise you on lighting, layout, furniture, furnishings and function – and everything in between. As part of our complimentary space planning service, our interior design team will be able to produce high-quality visualisations and 3D concepts before delivery of your project begins. This service can help you see exactly what your office reception area could look like, and will help make the decision process as smooth as possible.

SEC Interiors holds Constructionline, CHAS and FIS accreditations, as well as full SafeContractor certification. You can rest assured that your project will be delivered to the highest of standards, whilst remaining fully compliant with all building regulations and health and safety requirements. We’ll take care of every aspect of your reception fit-out, so you can focus on running your business.

Bring your office reception design to life

Axalta interior design with pink chairs and formula 1 car

Bespoke office reception elements

We’ll work with you to identify the best finishes and fitting for your reception area. At SEC Interiors, we have connections with a wide range of interior product supplies across the UK, meaning there’s almost unlimited potential in terms of what we can source and supply for your reception area.

As well as off-the-shelf options, we can also source, design and install a variety of custom elements for your reception or waiting area. Whether you’re looking for a statement and bespoke reception desk, a colourful lighting feature or unique but comfortable chairs, we’ll do everything we can to accommodate your ideas.

Showcasing the personality and values of your brand can easily be achieved through the right choice of furnishings and furniture within your reception area. If you’ve got ideas of your own, we can work with you to bring them to life, or we can suggest new designs that can open your eyes to the true potential of your reception space.

Office reception furniture

Your office reception is likely to fulfil many functions and so it’s really important to strike a balance between design, functionality and durability. We know that a high-quality space that will retain its look and feel is a priority for our clients. That’s why all of our furniture is carefully selected to provide value as well as style.

Depending on who will spend time in your reception area, you may require furniture that can be used in various scenarios. Comfortable sofa areas are ideal for waiting visitors, but can also be utilised for impromptu meetings and collaborative working. Reception tables are great for offering company literature and filling out paperwork, or they could be upgraded to include data points or mobile charging ports.

Our experts have experience of thinking outside the box to ensure your reception fit-out provides maximum value for your business. Even your reception desk has the potential to be so much more than simply a working space. A large desk or bespoke design can ensure your reception desk is the focal point of the room. It may contain storage, advertising space, or provide a vehicle to reinforce your brand.

Open Office Design

View some of our projects

Purple Office Interior Design


Monarch Airlines is a leading UK-based airline, that provides flights to holiday destinations across the Mediterranean, the Canary Islands and various skiing destinations.  We were asked to deliver a complete redesign and refurbishment of the B134 building reception area. The required brief was to present a space that was both modern and striking, combining a variety of features that would leave a lasting impact.

  • Re-design and refurbishment of Monarch’s B134 building reception
  •  Installation of a new automatic sliding door system and side entrance, and a new suspended ceiling with recessed LED lights & ambient lighting effects
  •  A multi-panel, embedded media wall and custom made reception desk with a gloss laminate finish and Monarch branding

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