Covéa Insurance


The Brief

Ben Johnson were appointed to deliver 700 workstations for Covéa Insurance’s new office in Halifax. Our project team also delivered their vision for the building within the desired budget. As a renovated mill, the building had some interesting curves and areas that needed to be utilised by furniture whilst also giving the feeling of space and free movement. With over 700 employees, the breakout area furniture on each floor needed to accommodate a large amount of people and satisfy their needs quickly so that others could then use the space.


The Solution

Pilot samples were installed at the client’s existing premises for user feedback. We also invited the client to visit various manufacturer showrooms to help them visualise their requirements.

Ben Johnson Interiors developed several bespoke meeting tables to maximise the space in the tower sections of A & B Mill. Solutions included a large squarial table and a “statement” veneer barrelled table for the boardroom.

The Covéa Insurance design scheme included a variety of meeting rooms. From a flexible training facility with a bi-folding wall, to a range of general meeting rooms seating 4-12 people. Ben Johnson Interiors found practical solutions for each room that matched the open plan bench workstations. Covéa Insurance picked the Strata Oak finish from Senator, a unique MFC which brought out the warm detailing in the exposed brickwork.


Sector: Professional Services
Location: Halifax
Size: 30,000sqft
Scope of work: Furniture Supply & Installation

About the client

Covea Insurance Plc is a UK underwriting business (of the leading French mutual insurance group Covéa), handling the insurance needs of over 1.3 million policyholders, across its motor, household, protection, mid and high net worth, and a range of commercial insurance products.