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.
DV8 Designs was 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 both body and mind.
Rebecca Brooks at DV8 Designs explained: “We felt that the new layout required divisions to form pockets of individual seating, giving privacy and diversity for dining, lounging and working.”
Making the most of the large space and natural light that floods in through the extensive floor to ceiling windows, a neutral colour scheme with pops of colour and natural materials was chosen for a relaxed rustic industrial vibe. Then a characterful flooring design was selected to create a sense of flow and connection, highlighting activity zones such as serving, eating and relaxing.
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.
Rebecca told us: “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.”