Scott Brownrigg has completed the sophisticated refurbishment of the new Headquarters for Ultima Business Solutions’ in Reading.
The 56,000 sq ft (5,200 sq m) Gainsborough House is located on the prime business technology campus, Manor Park. Appointed for the refurbishment, interior design, external landscaping and the design of a new glass reception atrium, Scott Brownrigg worked closely with the Client on all stages of the project; from the initial design concepts through to final construction, providing Cat A and Cat B design and furniture layouts, together with workplace, furniture and lighting advice.
The delivered design is minimal, elegant and sophisticated, providing future flexibility to meet Ultima’s business vision.
A series of multifunctional and versatile meeting rooms have been located within the centre of the floorplate. With concealed movable walls, spaces can be adapted and extended as required and can host client and internal events holding events and meetings from 50 people up to 300 people. All floors and ceilings surrounding the space extend through the frameless glass partitions, giving the impression of a floating and transparent glass cuboid within the heart of the building.
All elements of the building, such as the walls, ceilings, floors, lighting and furniture align perfectly with the existing façade and grids. The selection of materials and the subtle colour palette of whites and greys creates a calming, fresh environment, with accents of the Ultima “red” used to accentuate /designate certain areas in – including the break out area and the business lounge.
This versatile, inspiring new working environment provides a sense for uniformity and sophistication, to be enjoyed by Ultima employees and visitors alike.
The official opening took place on Thursday 4 May, with special guest Gabby Logan.