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!
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 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
Swiftpage engaged 4 fit out companies to complete the Newcastle tender but it was agreed that Ben Johnson had created the best interpretation of the brief at the right budget. The team did not disappoint and were a pleasure to work with, so much so that following the successful delivery of the Newcastle Office we also asked them to complete our Reading office.