AMP House: reinvigorating under-used space

Open plan spaces, Refurbishment, Tea point & breakout areas,

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AMP House is a prestigious serviced office in central Croydon. The management team had been contemplating how to offer additional service space for their clients and improve the overall experience

AMP House is a prestigious serviced office in central Croydon. The management team had been contemplating how to offer additional service space for their clients and improve the overall experience of their offering.

The brief from AMP House

In February 2019, IRS was asked to review an under used area that was neither breakout, dining nor meeting space.

Although it did have a selection of odd furniture, a TV and a number of vending machines, it didn’t entice their tenants or visitors to use it to its optimum. Which was a real pity, because not only did it offer fantastic views over East Croydon, but it also provided an access and egress space as they went to and from their offices.

The IRS solution

Our plan was simple:

  • Enhance the current assets of the space, particularly the views
  • Provide distinctive styles of furniture that were appropriate for their purpose
  • Deliver a unique and inspiring decor

The furniture we recommended included relaxing stylish chairs from Deadgood, high tables for hot desking and casual meetings, as well as bistro furniture providing somewhere to sit and eat or hold small meetings.

By adapting the existing floor covering and creating a winding wood plank vinyl pathway through the space, we were able to lead people through the space and also demark break out space, areas for vending machines and a notice board space for promotional and informative notices.

Exclusive artwork by Gavin Kinch

AMP House had commissioned local artist Gavin Kinch to create stunning mural sized pieces for the business centre which have been installed with dramatic effect throughout AMP House.

It was Gavin’s futuristic style that encapsulated the modern Apollo landing themes of many of the buildings in Croydon that encouraged us to also recommend circular hanging lights to really set off the space.

The outcome

We certainly believe that the final space really offers a unique addition for AMP House and their clients, offering something not available anywhere else in Croydon, while at the same time focusing on the elements that are really important to tenants, clients and visitors.

 

Testimonial

- AMP House

Our breakout space needed a refresh and overhaul. Bob gave us a plan for a stylish, contemporary fit out to make the space flow and work for tenants and visitors. Bob’s suggestions for lighting and flooring enhanced the whole area and finished the look entirely. The team came in on schedule and to a high finish. We are highly delighted with the results and proudly show the space off to prospective tenants as a great area to work, eat and rest, away from their desks. Sarah Cusack, AMP House