The Office of the Future

Chris Birchall, workplace strategist at Penketh Group, discusses how changing attitudes at work are influencing office design and predicts how future workplaces will function.  With increased pressures on businesses to reduce costs and continually innovate, there is a huge demand for the offices of the future to bring employees together to Continue reading

£12.8m refurbishment of Victoria Gate in Woking completes

Work on a £12.8 million office building redevelopment in Woking is has been completed by Gilbert-Ash at Victoria Gate on behalf of Aviva Investors. Designed by international design practice Scott Brownrigg, the project involved extending each level of the eight-storey commercial office and retail facility, as well as adding a Continue reading

Kingston School of Art Campus Refurbishment

Workshops and studios spaces at Kingston School of Art are undergoing a major overhaul as part of a refurbishment project due to be completed by 2019. In an extension of the art school ethos that champions collaboration between students across courses, shared flexible spaces will be at the heart of Continue reading

Internal refurb for listed cottage

The refurbishment of a 16th Century listed cottage in Hursley, Hampshire, involved integrating original beams into the interior design and renewing lime plaster in several rooms. A selection of Earthborn wall paints and timber finishes was used to create an understated style in keeping with the age of the property. Continue reading

The Sainsbury Gallery at the V&A

A UZIN system was used to install the ‘herringbone’ wood floor with the new Sainsbury Gallery at the V&A. The Sainsbury Gallery opened in June 2017 as a part of the V&A Exhibition Road Quarter. The expansion created a beautiful and unique space for London, and a world class gallery Continue reading

Furniture fit-out completes at Manchester recruitment firm

Manchester-based furniture and interiors specialist Penketh Group has completed its transformation of Oliver James Associates’ new base at No. 1 Spinningfields. The global recruitment agency has taken two floors at the building on Hardman Square, with Penketh Group having supplied a cutting-edge furniture solution for the branch’s 120 members of Continue reading