Aerial Direct, Hampshire
Aerial Direct is a leading independent telecoms provider and the largest direct business partner of O2. Following a period of rapid expansion, there was a pronounced need for the company to move to a new office location that would accommodate their plans for continued growth - and reflect their leading position within the industry. Based in Hampshire, they secured a 26,000 square foot office space and worked with the in-house design team at Spectrum Workplace to create a brand new, state-of-the-art Head Quarters.
With a brief that stipulated the creation of a range of spaces and environments, including a deluxe management suite, customer facing demo suite, a 3,000 square foot breakout area, training facilities and contact centre, the project included a fantastic mix of luxurious and functional spaces. Using high-end hotel design as inspiration, Spectrum successfully moved away from the traditional staidness of office interiors to deliver a workplace that truly sets Aerial Direct apart from its competitors.
With the Head Quarters being an integral representation of Aerial Direct’s ethos and ambition, Spectrum were conscious to ensure the company’s brand colours were incorporated throughout the building; reflected in the walls, fabrics and accessories. The neutral backdrop is punctuated by an interior design which includes vivid greens, using Camira’s Era in Timelapse, alongside a spectrum of greys and navy to create an elevated, timeless palette.
With a diverse mix of seating installed throughout the space, from desk chairs and booths for collaborative working to informal large sweeping sofas, each fabric had to be carefully chosen to ensure it matched the purpose and environment in which it would be located. As a result, Spectrum employed a range of Camira fabrics across the building. Choosing a blend of colours, textures and styles, Spectrum opted for wool blend fabrics Synergy and Blazer, wool flax fabric Patina, as well as Era, a polyester fabric with a baby herringbone weave.
The combination of the luxurious, contemporary interior and the strikingly unusual exterior of the building have combined to create an end result that perfectly meets Aerial Direct’s desire to provide a high quality and welcoming workspace for its employees.