Stimulating work environment
Stimulating work environment

Interior designers and flooring specialists have worked together to transform a 1990s building at Aztec West, Bristol into a stimulating new office environment for building management consultancy Balfour Beatty WorkPlace.

Over 1,0000 square metres of office space taken by the company was redesigned by Interior designers Wylde IA and flooring specialist Rudge Brothers and James.
 
Rudge Brothers and James, who are based in St Philip’s, Bristol, examined colour psychology with Wylde IA, of Station Road, Montpelier, Bristol  to select colour schemes that would stimulate the brain as well as reduce stress.
 
Balfour Beatty WorkPlace

On a practical front, the colour schemes make it easy for staff to navigate around the building as the floor finishes differentiate key areas from reception and client facing meeting rooms, breakout and copy areas and open plan office space.
 
A modular carpet tile - Chenille Warp- was chosen as the feature carpet.

Mike Rowen, commercial director at Wylde IA, said: "It was a very exciting brief from Balfour Beatty WorkPlace for its Aztec facility. It had to be cost effective, functional and professional as well as an uplifting environment to work in. We saw the potential to do something interesting with the flooring to make this an exciting vibrant workplace.

"We have worked with Rudge Brothers and James flooring on a variety of projects and we knew we could rely on their thorough understanding of the InterfaceFlor products and their quality installation service Chenille Warp is a tufted patterned level tip sheared pile carpet with a Graphlex® backing, manufactured from solution-dyed nylon with at least 80% post-industrial recycled polymer. Amtico wood effect vinyl was also selected for the in-house canteen.
 
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Bespoke design using standard carpet tile range.

Rudge Brothers and James and Wylde IA decided to work within the standard palette of Chenille Warp and to use Transformations, a random lay carpet tile in the main office areas. Again the Transformation tile is a BREEAM A rated product and made from recycled fibres. To enhance the design features within the office environment Quantum loop pile carpet tiles were also chosen due to its large palette range of vibrant colours that matched the coloured stripes within the Chenille Warp range. The bright orange and vivid green adds a real wow factor to the office look. The tiles were laid as part of specific colour themes, matching the wall colouring and a stimulating environment.
 
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