Sanderson recruitment had a need to refurbish their 20,000sqft headquarters to meet the new demands of the workforce and encourage people to return to the oﬃce following the working from home experienced during the pandemic. Spread over two ﬂoors in the historic and fashionable Whiteladies Road in Bristol, it was important for them to create a space for staﬀ and clients to both work and relax, creating a fun and active working environment incorporating social spaces and quiet working areas. To that end, Sanderson recruited Aether Consulting to conduct a Design & Build tender process to provide three proposals from which to choose. Aether approached the commercial property market for recommendations and our long standing client and collaborator recommended EFB after successfully working with us previously.
We worked alongside Sanderson and their consultants to put together a range of design options. Once we were set on a general layout plan we set to interior design and specification. The works included full refurbishment of facilities throughout the building, reception lobby, general oﬃce area, meeting suite, social spaces and breakout areas as well as informal meeting areas and private working pods. The client had a clear vision direction for the aesthetics so we developed this vision into a comprehensive 3D walk through model to provide the inspiration for the potential outcome of the space, as well advising on technical details and a full M&E design and specification.