SpaceInvader’s latest project completion is a new HQ for the Regatta Group at Trafford Park, Manchester. The £10m project saw the client make a very brave decision… to convert the company’s existing warehouse, originally a WW1 arms factory, into a striking Grade A office environment.
The aim was to bring together the Group’s three international outdoor brands – Regatta, Craghoppers and Dare2b – alongside the Hawkshead retail business on a single floorplate which meant that for the first time in the company’s history all of its 350 HQ employees would be under one roof.
The solution was achieved through strategic space planning and working with the brands to construct a workspace that incorporates four distinct neighbourhoods each individually designed to reflect the core DNA of the brand and therefore each with their own look and feel.
The concept has delivered a unique working landscape complete with trees, plants, boardwalks, a wooden pavilion and a central ‘Campsite’ where employees can eat, meet, interact and collaborate. The design team took inspiration from Regatta’s ‘great outdoors’ brand and created the great indoors – a place where each brand is brought to life.
We are incredibly proud of the project and excited to announce that it has been shortlisted for ‘UK Project of 2015’ at the FX Awards and ‘Commercial Interior Design Project of the Year’ at the Northern Design Awards.
To learn more about this project, please view the full case study here