The Brief

Neuro Partners (now KEYFORT Group) appointed Ben Johnson to assist them with planning the interior layout for their new workspace and training facility, and to provide advice and support with the selection of new cost effective contemporary furniture.


The Solution

Neuro Partners acquired the building where they occupied the ground floor, and decided it was time to refresh and redesign the space, with plans to relocate their operation to the first floor. Ben Johnson developed interior space plans for both floors demonstrating how their business could be best arranged into the space, this included a new training facility on the ground floor and a space available to lease to an external business.

The first floor (phase 1) was designed as a large open plan workspace to encourage communication and provide transparency between the teams, this also allowed maximum natural light into the space. Ben Johnson carried out a storage audit to identify each of the teams requirements, and from the findings, made suitable suggestions for contemporary storage solutions, such as, white steel storage with varying internals including dual shelving and pull out draws. To help in reducing overall costs, the need for under desk personal storage was challenged by Ben Johnson, and lockers as a contemporary alternative storage solution was introduced, which was adopted for the scheme. The client chose contemporary straight cantilever desks with crisp white tops, coloured fabric screens were included to not only help with acoustics, but to provide identity and division between the teams within the open plan arrangement.


Sector: Not for profit
Location: Gateshead, North East
Size: 5000sqft
Scope of work: Furniture Supply & Installation

About the client

KEYFORT Group (previously Neuro Partners) provide bespoke packages of care including brain injury and neurological services.