The combination of relocating to a new premises and the fact that Wolters Kluwer, like many global enterprises, were adopting a hybrid approach to their way of working meant there were several asks to this project.
Following a joint tender submission with Peacock Interiors, we were delighted to be awarded the contract which included the design of the complete office layout. Wolters Kluwer was in the enviable position of having a blank canvas to work with thanks to their newly acquired premises.
Colour and Flow
The green accents throughout this design were no happy accident, in keeping with the global brand guidelines of Wolters Kluwer the colour green, and indeed the Pantone specific to Wolters Kluwer was central to the interior design of this project. Being a dominant colour in nature, green makes you think of growth, renewal, and life and is associated with refreshment and peace, rest and security.
What’s more, the team in Peacock used this injection of colour to clearly define the zones used to define different areas, facilitating different styles of work throughout the day. We added to this space definition with our selection of furniture for each zone, for example in the welcome area we used Grace armchairs by MDD and Tribeca coffee table by Softline
Visualisation made a reality
Visualisation was made possible because of the 3D renders that our CAD team created further to the consultation between Wolters Kluwer and ourselves, the Bizquip / Peacock Interiors partnership.
This 3D render enabled us to clearly display to Wolters Kluwer how we envisaged their office design, the benefit and flow of the zoned areas, and how we would use different styles of furniture throughout, each with a distinct function. These 3D renders were particularly useful in illustrating the flow between focussed work areas, break-out spaces, dining, and meeting areas.
Defined Zones for dedicated working
Understanding the innumerable benefits offered by open-plan workspaces, and wanting to maintain a contemporary feel, we used a combination of divider grids in an oak and black finish – which also offered storage and display opportunities in addition to bespoke planters at the end of many desks to offer privacy without isolation.
Each zone on the floor plan was designed with a different use or different approach to work in mind and in recognition of that, we used a mixture of tables throughout, such as the Arkitek tables by Actiu in the meeting rooms and the ergonomic design of the electric sit-stand desks ‘Drive’ by MDD on the main floor.
Every office will have different requirements and whilst the meeting rooms are the ideal solution for larger gatherings that require privacy or that hide from the distraction of the workplace, there is also a need for smaller privacy solutions which is where the Hako Acoustic Booth, also by MDD were the perfect addition to the floorplan – this acoustic booth, which is also wheelchair accessible and facilitates cable management was the perfect solution to the individual needs of members of the Wolters Kluwer team for heads-down concentration.
Delivering on the need for personal storage, we opted for MDD lockers in a warm Oak finish which complemented the colours in the divider grids.
Working with a completely blank canvas as we did with Wolters Kluwer is always a huge pleasure and made even more enjoyable when the team, which was made of Wolters Kluwer, Bizquip and Peacock interiors were united in not just their goal, but also their vision.
We were all delighted with the outcome as it represented exactly what our clients had outlined in their brief. We have no doubt that the team in Wolters Kluwer, Dublin will enjoy working from the office as much as they love to work from home… maybe a little more now with these stunning new offices !
About Wolters Kluwer
Wolters Kluwer is a global provider of professional information, software solutions, and services for clinicians, nurses, accountants, lawyers, and tax, finance, audit, risk, compliance, and regulatory sectors.
Their Dublin office is the Product Management and Development Centre for their award-winning Enterprise Risk Management product OneSumX for Financial Services.
The group serves customers in over 180 countries, maintains operations in over 40 countries, and employs approximately 19,200 people worldwide.