"Despite the restrictions of the building, this is probably the best fit out of all our European offices", says the Facilities Operations Manager for Europe.
Saracen's Workplace design and delivery team is delighted with the finish of a truly inspiring fit out for a long standing client in central York. The previous council offices had an industrial feel with exposed steel beams and bare brick walls which the client was keen to preserve. This gave Saracen a superb backdrop to expose as much of the industrial features as possible but at the same time make it into a functional working environment.
The Saracen design and delivery team headed up by Regional Contracts Director, Colin Roe, worked tirelessly with the buildings landlords to complete the project within a very specific deadline and budget. The half a million pound project took 8 weeks to complete and accommodates 90 staff.
The design concept revolved around exposed concrete ceiling and services. Feature ceiling rafts were installed to accommodate lighting, projectors, power and drop-down screens. Saracen designed open-planned spaces plus fully glazed meeting rooms with all the usual acoustic and video conferencing capabilities plus an exposed ventilation system. Due to the vaulted ceilings bespoke bulk-heads had to be built to support the glass screens of the meeting rooms.
To promote the history of the building Saracen sourced early 19th century images of the famous York bar walls from York County Council. These were then reproduced into 4 complete digital wall images.
Needless to say our client is delighted with their finished workspace.