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Optimising NCC Group’s open plan workspace

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NCC Group is a global expert in cybersecurity and risk mitigation working with businesses to protect their brand, value and reputation against the ever-evolving threat landscape. Headquartered in Manchester, UK, with over 35 offices across the world, NCC Group employs more than 2,000 people and is a trusted advisor to 15,000 clients worldwide.

Working closely with leading commercial designers, OBI Property, the brief was to optimise the two floors of open plan working space. Providing more flexible desking solutions and a number of breakout areas, to enable staff to work in a way that promotes productivity and a good work/life balance.

Our team carried out a five-stage installation – moving departments one at a time – to ensure there was minimal disruption to the company. NCC Group also wanted to be able to increase its IT functionality and our solution provided more mobile power units for its meeting rooms.


  • Sectors: Cyber Security
  • Project Type: Refurbishment
  • Project Date: December 2016
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Rob Horton
European MD of Security Consulting
NCC Group

“The Penketh Group helped us to create a vibrant, fresh office environment. We wanted to create a space that would inspire employees while also providing suitable areas for them to relax and recharge their batteries.”

We created the following:

  • A range of Sit / Stand desks across 20% of the desking space to ensure staff well-being. The height-adjustable Electric Ology bench and FrameOne bench from Steelcase also provide a fresh and modern way for staff to work, with their flexibility giving users the opportunity to increase their movement with ease.
  • Effective meeting rooms designed for optimum flexibility through the use of FlipTop Twin Tables, which are stackable, and chairs with writing tablets attached, saving precious floor space.
  • Bespoke power towers were installed within the meeting rooms, allowing for mobile power use. We also provided flexible power sockets which were integrated throughout the office.
  • An impressive work café area containing a mixture of B-Free High Stools and low-level Frovi bench seating.
  • Reply Air Mesh Chairs throughout the office offering supportive, comfortable seating.
  • Honeycomb Den by Ocee Design making open spaces more private, with its acoustically enhanced design, which provides a space to focus.


Andrew Crompton
Head of Workplace Consultancy and Interior Design
OBI Property

“The Penketh Group was extremely approachable and professional from beginning to end. From working with the design and development team in the showroom to develop the design and specification, all the way through to the install team whose attention to detail on site was invaluable.

Our teamwork allowed for works to progress over 5 phases and allow the business to continue to operate with minimum disruption.”

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