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Equity Housing Group

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Equity Housing Group selected Penketh Group to help reinvent it’s Head Office into a modern, multi functional building – incorporating a new reception, open plan and collaborative working areas, meeting spaces, a new estate agency and a multi-functional ‘WorkCafé’ area on a new top floor, incorporating a roof terrace.

The furniture and workspaces reflect the Equity brand for the future; and have helped to support more flexible working practices.

Additional meeting and informal collaborative spaces; like the ‘WorkCafé’ style setting, gives employees more opportunities to connect with their colleagues and work together in a more informal, relaxed environment.

  • Sectors: Housing Association
  • Project Type: Refurbishment
  • Project Value: 133k
  • Project Date: September 2015
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Response

David Fisher,
CEO
Equity Housing Group

“Our new Head Office provides our employees with a modern, hi-tech, flexible working environment that reflects our culture and commitment to providing innovative, modern services”

 

“We chose to partner with Penketh Group following a visit to their showroom, which really made them stand out from the competition. I was impressed with the Steelcase designed furniture and in particular the ‘WorkCafe’ style setting which helped us visualise how the furniture would look within our environment”

Bench desking in the open plan areas provided the best solution for space efficiency, and by giving employees a choice of where they would like to work (through a desk booking system); they are able to select a workspace that suits the type of work they need to do.

Flexible working is also reinforced with the addition of a bespoke locker system; which is operated with workers individual staff access cards (which also operate the entrance to the building and shared printers).  Employees use the shared storage as and when required, so the need for ‘under-utilised’ personal storage was removed.

Response

Nicola Jones,
Project Manager
Equity Housing Group

“Penketh Group guided us through selecting the perfect furniture styles and finishes to compliment the vision and ideas of the Interior Designer. They were adaptable and accommodating of any changes to the schedule and were a pleasure to work with”

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