A Leeds-based commercial interior designer has completed a stunning office refurbishment for Mackinnon Bruce at its Park Row offices.
Design Tonic completed the refurb for the international executive recruitment company to support the business as it grows from 50 to 85 employees.
The new design brings four separate business units under one roof allowing each to grow individually but as one entity providing the recruitment firm with high-quality workspaces specifically designed to boost innovation through collaboration.
In the build, Design Tonic, whose high-profile clients also include Leeds United and Yorkshire County Cricket Club, included a high-tech kitchen with a bar for social events, state-of-the-art training areas and improvements to IT and communications.
A welcoming reception area leads to bespoke booth seating which adds a pop of colour and encourages staff to take five minutes away from their desks to help promote well-being. Branded signage and graphics throughout showcase brand identity but the piece-de-resistance in n the breakout area is a ceiling-to-floor graphic of the Beatles from their Sgt. Peppers era.
Amanda Cook, director of Design Tonic, said: “It was really important for us that we created a space which works with our client’s needs. Andy and the team at Mackinnon Bruce were very keen on creating different working zones within the office so we added wooden tiered seating and high tables to promote collaborative working with individual acoustic phone pods to create a private area where staff can work quietly or take a private call. The overall results are simply fantastic and I’m proud of the work we’ve done on this.”
Andy Bruce, managing director at Mackinnon Bruce, said: “It’s made a massive difference to our business. We’ve been able to give each business unit its own space to grow but still maintain a group atmosphere so we’ve got the best of both worlds. The finish of the work is really impressive and it’s a massive improvement on what we had. The team at Design Tonic were great to work with and it was a good overall experience. We had excellent communication throughout the project and it was very collaborative. I would highly recommend them – and already have!”