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A workspace to meet WELL standards for Hilson Moran

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Hilson Moran recently moved into Bruntwood’s newly refurbed, Neo Building in Manchester, looking for a city centre location to provide better links and opportunities for the business. Hilson Moran wanted to design an office that would meet the WELL standards – a recently released standard that recognises the importance of health and Wellbeing of employees and creates a healthier working environment. Working with leading Interior Designers Space Invader, our brief was to provide furniture to meet their design concepts and vision for the space.

An essential criterion of the standard was to reduce the amount of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emitted from products and furniture in order to improve air quality. This meant that only furniture with the Greenguard Gold certification or equivalent could be considered for purchase. Penketh Group was instructed to source furniture that would conform to Stringent VOC expectations required to achieve the WELL Standard.

Hilson Moran also wanted to incorporate a ‘refresh area’ to allow staff to integrate and grow their relationships with one another. When not being used for a social space it can be transformed into a working space for staff, utilising the space to its maximum capacity and increasing productivity.

  • Sectors: Property Development & Consultancy
  • Project Type: Relocation
  • Project Date: June 2017
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We created the following spaces;

  • A Welcome space for visitors to wait
  • A soft seating space for collaborative work and impromptu meetings
  • Collaboration areas with low and high seating and a range of privacy options to suit varied work modes
  • A boardroom space for formal, private meetings


Dawn Betambeau,
Premises & Facilities Manager
Hilson Moran

“Penketh Group helped us to achieve the criteria needed for the WELL Standard by working closely with us and putting forward furniture suggestions. The service provided by all of the team that I encountered was excellent – from the initial contact through to delivery – Penketh Group certainly look to exceed expectations and work hard to meet their client’s requirements – they have been a pleasure to work with.”

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