FEATURING a slide, gym and real wood treehouse, Woodpecker Flooring’s new offices make a day at work feel like no work at all, says the company.
Tucked away in Caerphilly’s Pant Glas Industrial Estate, the once empty shell of a warehouse has been transformed into a fantastic workplace, owing to a £2m investment from the company.
The two-storey space is just 500 yards from Woodpecker’s distribution centre and previous offices. Designed by fit-out company OEG, it’s decorated in the brand’s bright colours and imagery, along with many of Woodpecker’s natural woods on the floors and walls.
Huge windows spill natural light into the building while an indoor tree reaches between floors, bringing a sense of the outdoors into this naturally inspired environment.
The Woodpecker team can choose to sit or stand at their desks with just the press of a button. Or, they might prefer to relax in one of the many casual meeting spaces, including comfortable sofas, group pods and the wooden treehouse.
There’s a gym and showers, along with a large breakout area for lunchtimes. Fridges are stocked with snacks to help with mid-morning hunger and afternoon dips.
Customers can visit Woodpecker’s very first onsite showroom to get a feel for the natural colours and textures of the flooring range and take away samples for their home or project.
There’s even the option to skip the stairs and take the slide between floors.
Proud of the new space, chairman Nelson Ker says: ‘The new Woodpecker offices and showroom combine a truly wonderful experience for our great team who live, breathe and sleep the Woodpecker brand, and our customers who can come and experience the Woodpecker atmosphere.
Staff and visitors can be surrounded by the product in use, in a naturally inspired environment where they’re able to touch and feel the woods, receive training and develop an understanding of not only the floor but where it’s come from.
‘It has taken us almost two years to achieve but we now have a workplace which reflects every aspect of our values and enables us to truly live the Woodpecker dream.’
Managing director of Woodpecker Darwyn Ker adds: ‘This workspace is like no other, providing a truly inspirational space to both showcase the Woodpecker collections and for our team to operate from. As our global headquarters, it sets the bar and displays the true Woodpecker heart!’
Woodpecker Flooring design and manufacture naturally inspired, real wood floors with retailers UK-wide. Browse the collections at its website.