Swiftpage (Act!)

The Brief

Swiftpage had only 3 months to become fully operational in their new Newcastle office in Quorum Business Park and needed the interior scheme to mirror the design of the Denver office.

The office had to accommodate 75 staff immediately with scope to grow, together with a number of break-out meeting areas, a training room and a boardroom. The scheme also had to incorporate a kitchen facility, software maintenance areas and a creative area which encouraged innovation, free-thinking and strategising. All staff members had to be visible at all times meaning minimum use of restrictive partitioning was required creating an open plan working environment.

 

The Solution

The creative area was the centrepiece of the plan, easily accessible to all teams, with the workstations arranged in groups of 4 staff clusters. The resource area was centralised, and impromptu meeting areas were created through a combination of mobile seating, meeting pods and fully-glazed cellular rooms. The training room was easily reconfigurable depending on the specific requirements

Following the successful fit-out of the Newcastle Office, we were also commissioned to Design & Build the new Reading office for Swiftpage. The scheme was designed to the same themes and palette as Newcastle and Denver.

Overview

Sector: Technology
Location: Newcastle, Reading
Size: 10,000sqft
Scope of work: Design, fit-out, Furniture & Move Management

About the client

Originally an American company based in Denver, Swiftpage were acquired by Sage. As the company diversified in its products, Swiftpage became autonomous early 2013. They are the makers of the contact & customer management software Act!