MEPC Property Developer

The Client:

MEPC is a leading British-based property developer and landlord.

The 22-acre, Wellington Place scheme in Leeds, is a modern, high-specification office space in an established, new Leeds urban quarter. It is the business location of choice for leading corporate organisations in Leeds.

The Brief

We were to provide design proposals, budget costs and an indicative programme for the creation of the new MEPC office and their marketing/sales suite in 3 Wellington Place. The office was to provide work space for five employees and associated storage and equipment. The marketing/sales suite was to be used to primarily promote 3 Wellington Place and also to sell all vacant space and pre-let opportunities across the Estate and for networking and community functions. The suite was not to appear to be the Wellington Place security/estate office.

The Solution

MEPC are a dynamic organisation and the brief for the marketing suite changed substantially during the delivery process.
The brief for the scheme evolved into an environment that had to be relocatable. The fit-out elements were therefore greatly reduced, and the solution moved towards a more flexible furniture and bespoke joinery solution that could be moved to another suite if the existing location was let.

The design was broken down into several zones:

Meet and greet area – Soft seating and feature lighting that was both welcoming and stylish were selected, together with ideas and products to clearly display branding and literature  

Working Zone – It was necessary for this area to be tucked aware but without fixed partition walls, to give the MEPC team privacy while the space was being used by other visitors. A workstation pod was created, with a mixture of 120 degree pentagon desks and  HA desks to give the team a choice of workstation height, along with good quality ergonomic task chairs and ample storage.

Flexible entertainment space – This zone was placed in front of the large feature windows which looked onto the court yard. Passers-by could see the range of events MEPC were holding including a knitting club and book-club. Blinds also enabled the zone to be closed off for private meetings and training.

Meeting Zone – A large boardroom table with built-in technology and a media wall to present to prospective clients was installed.

Overview

Sector: Property Developer
Location: Leeds
Scope of work: Furniture and Bespoke Joinery

About the client

Leading British-based property developer and development landlord