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Savills

Located in the heart of Manchester city centre and spread across 20,000sqft, Savills’ Booth Street office is the hub of their activity in the North of England, and a key strategic location for the leading property company, due to the commercial growth in the city. The office also fell in line with the New Ways of Working policy adopted by Savills country wide.

The significance of the space required a refresh and refurbishment to match. The new space was designed with the intent to reduce the reliance on desk-based working, with a new emphasis on hybrid working areas. As a company with deep roots in the North, we were delighted to work with Ultimate to supply a variety of products for the scheme.

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Connection Harp space divider with biophilia

We were looking for a solution which embraced the concept design of openness and collaboration, as our client embarked on a New Ways of Working programme for all offices in the UK.

The refreshed space now helps them work smarter within an existing footprint and offers a variety of spaces for staff and visitors to use. – Richard McNicholl, Director, Ultimate.

Set within the office reception area, the ability of Harp to bisect a space and create multiple differentiated zones is on full display. However, the immediate impression for the occupier is the sheer volume of biophilia in view, provided by the addition of planters to Harp. Although the primary benefit of biophilia is its direct impact on both the physical and mental wellbeing of the individuals in and amongst it, in this configuration, the visual privacy provided is a substantial benefit, facilitating light passing through but retaining the sense of subtle concealment.

Connection Harp space divider with biophilia and Rollie soft seating chair Savills new ways of working project workplace design
Connection Rollie chair soft seating in collaborative meeting room

Another prominent feature within the office is our Rollie chair, specified in multiple guises, highlighting its versatility and adaptability. Positioned within one of the cross sections of Harp, Rollie’s soft finish perfectly complements the biophilia, creating a calming zone for employees to break away from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the office. Rollie can also be seen in two separate meeting rooms, each designed for collaborative work, both in-person and over video calls.

Connection Swoosh stools Centro tables benches and stools set in a work café area

The work café is quickly becoming an integral part of the modern office, providing multiple functions all in one square footage. The Savills office is no different, with a fully equipped work café area boasting a multitude of uses. Overlooking the street below through a floor-to-ceiling window is a high-bench, supported by Swoosh Stools, ideal for completing individual work with a view, thanks to the power provided alongside. Within the middle of the space, Centro Lite is paired with the Centro Stools & Benches, giving employees the option to enjoy team lunches, or complete group tasks in a relaxed environment.