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Office Reception Design

A reception area should be more than just the first thing your visitors and employees see when they arrive at your office. When designed strategically,  it can be a welcoming, multifunctional, dynamically curated space that delivers a lasting first impression and reflects your brand

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Penketh Group are office refurbishment specialists, with over 45 years of experience, we champion strategic designs that bring your vision to life. Using the latest advancements in comfort, style and technology. We’ll work side-by-side with your business, to construct your new reception design.


How to plan an office reception area

When it comes to creating a welcoming office reception layout, every business has individual priorities, and with offices varying greatly in size and style, there are multiple consideration to make:

Welcome your guests: Showcase your brand, communicate your ethos, and impress visitors from the first introduction. A reception area that has been designed with a carefully considered balance of comfort, style and practicality certainly shows your visitors and staff that you mean business

Consider the finer details: Digital signage to support easy navigation, the use of lighting to create a bright and productive environment, key interaction points and the placement of reception desks to aid the flow and function of the entire space.  Cable organisation hides loose wires for a professional, clutter-free finish

Keep it inclusive: Our team will ensure your reception area is accessible to people of all physical abilities, for example, consider the reception desk height and front door width for wheelchair users

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Benefits of well-designed office reception areas

A lobby is more than a greeting and waiting area for guests and visitors. It’s an opportunity to represent your business with strategic design, branding, and cutting-edge technology.  

It’s important to think of your reception space as the face of your business – you can have the most state of the art workspace in town but if your welcome area isn’t fulfilling its objectives, it can be difficult to shift those all-important first impressions. 

Your office reception also serves an important purpose in terms of security – a well-structured reception helps control and monitor access to the building. 


Our office design showrooms

We’re proud to partner with businesses across Manchester and Liverpool, providing transformative workplace solutions. Our head offices are located on the Wirral near Liverpool, and you can visit our thought-provoking showroom in Manchester. Explore new ideas and designs for welcoming reception spaces, learn about the latest industry trends, and find out how we use style and function to overcome workplace issues 


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