When we first spoke to J&PR they were unsure of how they wanted to change their offices – they just knew the current layout wasn’t working for them any more.
As a team they had grown, their client base had grown and their way of working had changed, but their existing main office had not adapted with them.
As well as accommodating a bigger team Directors Rhea and Kirsty also wanted an office layout that allowed them to face each other – giving them the ability to have regular brainstorms without leaving their desks, freeing up their meeting room for client and account manager liaison.
Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
We designed two separate plans – one using their existing furniture but adapting the layout and another with a new design and new furniture.
Our CAD plans are 3D and in colour to give customers an exact idea of what the layout, and the colours in the room, will look like.
Often businesses we work with feel that rearranging old furniture and adding in bits they may need is a better move financially than having a new office- but as we have a pre-loved section of our showroom we are able to buy existing furniture in part-exchange, and payment plans are also available.
Rhea also visited the showroom in Telford to view the new furniture that had been used in the plan, seeing its true size, looking at colours, and testing the seat-pad drawer units to make sure she was happy.
New and blue
When Kirsty and Rhea at J&PR had seen the new office designs, and had a look at the new furniture in the showroom, they let us know that they definitely wanted to go for the new version – but that they wanted an extra desk added in for a new apprentice who would be joining them and they wanted the colour theme to be blue.
With CAD design we can quickly and easily make changes and were able to add in a new workstation and adapt the designs to meet the needs of the client.
Rhea and Kirsty were also worried about the amount of time the office would be out of action. Although their team works on a cloud system, the need for the team to be back together as soon as possible was high on their list.
Our staff were able to remove all existing furniture within a couple of hours, giving J&PR the weekend to decorate.
As we use our own vans and staff to deliver and install furniture we are able to be flexible when agreeing specific dates and times for collection and delivery and we were able to fit all of the new office desks, drawers and storage in one day as quickly as possible.
They were back at their (new) desks, and hard at work, in no time.
“We had our own ideas about how we could change the office but the ideas that came from Ryan at Chrisbeon were fantastic – and met the needs of exactly what we needed.
“We love the new office, both its look and its suitability for us and the team. We wish we had done it years ago!”
Rhea Alton, J&PR Ltd