Break-Out and Dining Space in Manchester With Industrial Influences
The Hub is a break-out and dining space developed by Opus 4 (a design and build interior fit-out company in Manchester, England) for NSG Environmental. NSG- a nuclear waste management specialist – wanted a social ‘Hub,’ an engaging, inspiring space where employees could dine, relax, socialize and hold informal inter-department meetings. The original area was a mezzanine floor used partially for warehouse storage but was largely redundant. The mezzanine floor had to be dismantled, modified and strengthened, then rebuilt in readiness for the fit-out works.
Opus 4’s designers worked closely with NSG’s project team to understand what they wanted from the space and how they would use it. An industrial look was agreed and this was reflected in the finishes. Digital print wall-covering with mixed brick finishes were used on feature walls and combined with Polyflor Expona stone effect luxury vinyl floor tiles and Desso Stripe carpet. High gloss flint grey kitchen units were specified with quality appliances and fittings to compliment the look. The furniture specification included high back acoustic sofas from Ocee Design, upholstered break-out seating and tables from Frovi, a ‘tablet bar’ for web access and library and TV areas with soft seating. Sustainable 100% wool fabrics were selected from Camira. [Photos and information provided via e-mail by Opus 4]