WHEN Birchwood Park, Warrington, was looking to introduce an all-day meet, eat and work space, the aim was to create a welcoming atmosphere that would promote collaboration and wellbeing.
Specifying 814sq m of Karndean Designflooring throughput, DV8 Designs were appointed to create an informal and inspiring interior at the new EngineRooms, linking the open-plan space to the outside lawned area and lake, where visitors could fuel body and mind.
The new co-working environment required divisions to form pockets of individual seating, giving privacy and diversity for dining, lounging and working. The characterful flooring design installed by TJM Projects was selected to create a sense of flow and connection, highlighting activity zones such as serving, eating and relaxing.
Rebecca Brooks at DV8 Designs said, ‘Loose and fixed furniture helped to create the variation, but we found that divisions within the space were equally as achievable by using feature flooring. Within the scheme we used four large expanses of Karndean flooring to create subtle break lines and signifying different functional areas.
‘The three Knight Tile products we used work really well within the scheme. We felt comfortable that the products were suitable for the end use and would be durable enough to meet our client’s needs long into the future.’
Fleur Carson, commercial sales director at Karndean Designflooring, said: ‘By dividing the space into smaller zones, the interior design has created an intimate environment that combines the relaxed ambience of a hotel business lounge with the sociability of a co-working space and practicality of an ultra-modern food hall. The flooring played an important role in creating the illusion of divisions at the same time as engaging different users to meet, eat or work.’