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Through our consultation and subsequent design and fit-out services, we delivered an office that lives up to the manifesto that drives them – to create beautiful moments for special people.
Interflora’s Sleaford headquarters wasn’t reflecting the brand or its people. The traditional layout, with rows of fixed desks and cellular offices, meant departments could have felt somewhat siloed, and the lack of natural light often made for a dark environment.
Having occupied the building since the 1970s, Interflora was looking for radical change. They wanted an immersive workplace experience for their employees and customers that reflected their culture and brand. Before the design and fit-out phase, we were commissioned to work on an in-depth consultancy piece, to help define what meaningful change looked like for Interflora and how it could transform their future of work.
Throughout the consultancy period, we held vision workshops to share data and insights, and align the leadership team. Before moving to the design and fit-out stage, we also needed approval from Interflora’s parent company. Outlining the cost and the benefits of turning three floors into two helped gain board approval.
Together, we agreed on headline objectives, which meant putting sustainability, productivity, well-being and employee/visitor experience at the forefront of design.
Interflora now has an incredible hub that inspires its entire brand while nurturing the health and well-being of the people working there. It supports hybrid working and moments that matter – socialising, collaborating and celebrations.
The unified and cohesive aesthetic incorporates both Interflora’s and Flying Flowers’ colour palettes. By opening up the front of the building, people walking through the heart of Sleaford can, for the first time, see Interflora and get a feel of the energy and vibrancy inside.
Interflora’s new full flower show suite means the team can hold workshops with their florists and display products, offering an impressive and welcoming visitor experience. The ground floor, with its amphitheatre, library, retreat areas and multi-functional spaces, operates as a social heart for collaboration, relaxation, meetings and learning.
“TSK listened, advised and worked hard to improve and hone the design along the way and we’re so happy with the final result!
We absolutely love working in our newly remodelled home and are extremely proud to showcase it to our customers, suppliers and partners – even the people of Sleaford that pass by the windows now get to see the energy coming from the new Interflora House.”
Sian Fell, Director of Human Resources and Facilities at Interflora
The first floor has flexible desks, breakout areas and a well-being room. The spine in the centre of the floor plate is designed to support innovation and connection. By implementing better workplace technology throughout, employees can now connect to anyone, anywhere.
Creating a more sustainable, resilient and flexible office for the future was a key consideration for this project. The new design means Interflora now occupies two-thirds of the space it had previously, which has helped reduce its carbon footprint. The building has also been assessed for greater energy efficiency, resulting in the installation of a brand-new air cooling and heating system.
This will be a landmark space in Sleaford town centre for a long time to come. As it develops and influences the surrounding environment, it will help attract and retain talent for Interflora and support its continued workplace evolution.