Being industry leaders in gas supplies and equipment in the UK, The BOC Group PLC wanted Ovo Spaces to create a modern and exciting office solution for the refurbishment of their Barlborough site near Chesterfield.
BOC were looking for aesthetically pleasing furniture of a high-quality standard for the refurbishment but within a reasonable budget. Creating a solution for the project, a selection of innovative and stylish products from the Boss Design Group portfolio of brands were carefully selected by Ovo Spaces. Creating the perfect showcase for new ways of working in the office sector; something that Boss Design has become increasingly renowned for.
The refreshed office interior for BOC consisted of a white, blue and green colour pallet, to create a bright environment for employees and visitors. An open-space and hot-desking area provided BOC with an ad-hoc informal meeting solution. Designed for longevity and durability, the App task chair by Komac Design seemed to be the perfect choice for this working environment.
Agent high chairs and Entente booths from Lyndon Design were specified by Ovo Spaces for the brainstorming area. As society moves away from the tradition of the personal desk, both were seen to be the best fit for BOC’s requirements. Agent high chairs were specified against a white, open, desking area to emphasize the need for personal space, without the typical “everyday” office desk restrictions. Entente provided the use of multifunctional workspace; the booth concept ideal for collaborative meetings but also encouraged the possibility of more private interactions.
With the workplace moving towards a more relaxed and healthier environment, flexibility and the feeling of space were also an important part of Ovo Spaces project brief. With this in mind, Chill provided the perfect chair to be specified for the canteen and breakout area.
Its distinctive look and high level of comfort reinforced a more modern and relaxed environment. Alongside this, Agent bar stools were also installed around high tables to help create a more social atmosphere. BOC wanted to change the mind-set of their employees not to have lunch at their desks, but encouraging them to interact with one another more frequently with the breakout area being a great way in bringing all departments together.
Meeting rooms were by no means any less considered in the BOC refurb than the rest of the building. Various meeting areas of several specifications were populated with the award-winning Coza task chair. Being both aesthetically pleasing and functionally unique, the Coza chair fit the requirement for a more contemporary meeting space.
Commenting on this latest specification, Kieron Heffernan, Workspace Solutions Manager at Ovo Spaces said: “BOC came to us looking for imaginative and inspired designs, with their opening line upon first meeting being “We are looking for creative inspiration. We are accountants!””
“From the outset, BOC were looking for an aesthetically pleasing, high-quality piece of furniture to do the job without breaking the bank. Boss Design was the perfect fit for this. Due to the strong relationships maintained, both Boss Design and ourselves at Ovo Spaces were entrusted to fit the best products in the right scenarios, creating the collaborative working environment BOC aspired to achieve. The results are exceptional and BOC are delighted with the outcome.”
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