Our modern office design features a bespoke central touchdown area which creates a space for both team meetings and somewhere for staff to sit and send out a few emails in-between meetings. It encompasses a bespoke high table with enhanced connectivity and an acoustic engineered canopy to reduce sound reverberations.
In another section of the office design, rows of fitted custom lockers offer a place where staff can store their personal belongings when hot desking. Manufactured in-house by Liqui from sustainable timber they are finished in an oak veneer.
Behind the glazed partitions, there are groups of bespoke desks that have also been manufactured and installed by Liqui. They house all the wiring inside integral cable trays that have lids for ease of access. Wireless charging points for mobile phones and ‘pop-up’ chargers have been installed on each desk, making it easier for staff to charge their devices.
Acoustic elements have been considered in numerous parts of our modern office design. The breakout room has carpeted floor with acoustic underlay and sound absorbing soft seating. In the central area, acoustic pod sofa’s have been incorporated – offering staff a quieter place to sit within the bigger space. Also, there is the added benefit of a large acoustic canopy directly above the central area to reduce noise levels and eliminate echoes in the space. The desk area is sectioned off from the main thoroughfare with Crittall style windows. These, along with the felt desk dividers and acoustic light fixtures, also cut down on the effect of noise travelling around the room.
Liqui Group seamlessly integrated with Sika’s project work stream to enhance workplace wellbeing. Through collaborative efforts, hot desking was adopted based on employee preferences, aligning with Sika’s attraction and retention strategies. The human-centric approach to office design prioritized wellness, incorporating elements like well-designed furniture, lighting, acoustics, and greenery.
The environmental impact of the office design was carefully considered, addressing lighting efficiency, waste reduction through furniture recycling, and the installation of an energy-efficient VRF HVAC system. The positive effects on workplace wellbeing were evident, with improved climate control, sound engineering, and continuous positive feedback from staff.