We have worked with Penspen for many years, delivering design and build projects across the United Kingdom. Below is our case study for Penspen Newcastle Office. When Penspen took the decision to move offices from St Peter’s Wharf they approached Ben Johnson for help. The scheme for the new premises had to reflect a global engineering brand but without being too ostentatious. We were one of three fit out companies who bid for the work on a design and build basis.
When planning the space our designer used the integral curve of the building as a feature. The client suite and employee work area were separated by a curved wall, constructed from a mixture of solid and glazed partitioning. This mix broke up the corridor and created a feature which allowed clients a glimpse into “back of house” and the staff a view of the impressive building atrium. Feature carpet and vinyl was used in the open plan and breakout spaces to create interest and distinguish walk areas. The scheme incorporated a mixture of meeting areas, ranging from the higher spec boardroom and training room to the smaller internal meeting rooms and quiet rooms. The meeting provision was further increased by a number of informal open plan furniture pods; ideal for project meetings and non-confidential discussions. The large kitchen and breakout space also doubled up as an additional informal meeting space outside dining hours.
We decided to award Ben Johnson the project due to their friendly and honest approach. Their commitment to getting the job done is second to none, nothing was too much trouble. From the first meeting right up until project completion and follow up appointments, all staff have been really helpful and have gone above and beyond to ensure our satisfaction. The environment they have created for us is fantastic, in particular the new reception and break out areas. Our staff are thoroughly enjoying working in the new premises and it’s professional look and feel.