Case study > Bruntwood

A double furnishing project for two Bruntwood buildings

Bruntwood selected Penketh Group following a competitive tender process to furnish their two new city centre offices – Trafford House and York House in Manchester, relocating 200 staff from their Manchester Head Quarters.

  • Project type


  • Date

    August 2016

  • Sectors

    Property Development & Consultancy

Balancing work and productivity 

Working closely with leading design practice TP Bennett LLP, the brief was to create a flexible, dynamic and vibrant workspace where communication and working together is commonplace.

The space and flexibility inside the two floors at Trafford House and the three floors of York House were turned into a great place to allow employees to work in a way that promotes productivity and work life balance.

“We have had a very positive response from staff. Creating an office environment where employees can relax and have fun also makes coming to work much more enjoyable, allows us to get more from our workforce and to attract and retain the right people in the business.”

Craig Barratt, Head of Finance - Property Management Bruntwood

Making an impact 

As part of this project for Bruntwood, the Penketh Group created impressive meet and greet areas to welcome visitors including Naughtone sofas, coffee tables and Snowflake pendants.  It also comprised of multi-purpose meeting spaces including Quiet Booths and furniture for Focus rooms and Library areas to encourage collaboration in areas away from the main office and to allow project teams to work together for longer periods of time

Some extra finishing touches included:

  • Furniture solutions for social collaboration and multi-functional areas including Study Booths, Living Room, Seminar/Yoga space, Customer Lounge & Coffee Bar
  • Large work café with a games area
  • Ergonomic chairs and furniture solutions including sit/stand workstations, hot desks and removable screens
  • AV screens behind meeting tables
  • Flexible furniture with a strong focus on bold and inviting colours
  • Comfortable and domestic furniture such as High Back Chairs and Armchairs to encourage people to work together
  • Alcove seating for the Coffee Area
  • Individual lockers and tool boxes

“The Penketh Group were great to work with on this project, which we had to deliver within budget and to a very tight deadline… The team knew exactly what the client wanted and were excellent at offering everything from alternative products when needed to finishing touches such as contrasting pop coloured buttons in the reception chairs.”

Melanie Zarins, Senior Interior Designer TP Bennett
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