News / 03 Mar, 2022

The Importance of Lighting in the Workplace

 Lighting is incredibly important in office spaces. Take a midday walk on a sunny workday and you’ll experience first-hand how lighting can affect your mood and productivity. While ambient lighting can influence the atmosphere and affect mood, task lighting is essential to ensure employees are always working safely and comfortably without straining their eyes.

In fact, a full one-third of workers would be happier at work if they had better lighting in the office, (Staples Survey 2018).  Finding the best office lighting has, with good reason, become a top priority for design teams and office managers.  Recent trends include pendant lighting in kitchen and canteen areas, circular lighting in meeting spaces and the industrial look remains on-trend and timeless because of its versatility.   

Also, energy efficient lighting has become increasingly important, setting up motion-sensored lights in areas that are used periodically, like bathrooms, basements, and supply closets. Putting lights on a timer and  installing dimmers allows you to turn down the lights when your work doesn’t require maximum brightness. 

Vintage lightbulbs give off a warm glow and bring a sense of retro character to a space, brilliant for modern offices looking to create a unique, charming design that is still functional

The industrial look remains on-trend and timeless because of its versatility. While the industrial aesthetic can be sleek, refined and professional, it can also be a playful style that indulges creativity and personality – perfect for the demands of a modern office!

Get in touch today to see how you could redefine your workspace and brighten up your day!

hello@anchorpointinteriors.com or call us on 0131 341 3066

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News / 04 May, 2021

Creating Collaborative Workspaces: The Anchorpoint 4-Step Process

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Your office is more than just deskspace: it’s where your workplace culture is born. It’s true, shared workspaces bring people together, but if they’re designed with people at the heart they can do so much more. Anchorpoint is proud to design interiors that forge relationships, foster creativity and promote wellbeing through intelligent design. 

We understand the power of smart spatial planning, furniture placement, colour selection, lighting and all the tiny details that breathe your brand personality into a workspace. That’s why we’ve developed our holistic 4-step process to create vibrant zones that people love to spend time in. Here’s how we do it:

The Anchorpoint 4-Step Process

DISCOVER:

We recommend working with external business consultants to identify key areas that require change and set out tangible objectives to address them. That way, we can discover your aspirations and overcome any uncertainties or doubts you have about a redesign project. We’ll work diligently to achieve your goals and deliver a space that surpasses your requirements. 

DEFINE:

We assess your current environment and establish whether it can fulfil the ambitions of your objectives. Should you stay or move? Could we refurbish or should we find opportunities elsewhere to meet your expectations? We’ll come up with the right solution for your business and use our industry expertise to find the perfect premises for your people.

DESIGN:

Our experienced team will guide you through every step of the design process. We’ll take care of everything: from design visuals and spatial planning, to product selection, sampling and ergonomics. You won’t need to worry about a thing: safety is paramount to us and we guarantee all designs are developed with regulatory compliance at the core.

DELIVER:

We’ll never compromise on anything we design. That’s why we project manage the construction phase to ensure your expectations are exceeded and all plans are flawlessly executed. We supply and fit to the highest standard and hand over a workspace that has been transformed through intelligent, contemporary design.

Reimagine Your Workspace with Anchorpoint

We focus on what works best for your people. That’s why we’re here to help your business make design-led, smart choices for your space. If you have any questions, we want to hear them. Get in touch & we’ll find the right perfect solution for you. 

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News / 20 Apr, 2021

Why Anchorpoint office design delves deeper to get results

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As a leading specialist  in corporate and commercial workplace design and build, our clients might expect us to start pulling out colour charts and furniture examples as a first step.

But the Anchor Interiors design process goes far deeper than that. We have a four-step process that takes you from initial feasibility and design through to completed project.

Step one of the Anchorpoint Interiors design process

The first step alone includes a site survey and information gathering process, along with a client brief. We work with our clients to develop the brief as it becomes clearer what they need as the process continues. Step one will also include a concept design, project programme  and of course an outline cost.

Any design begins with looking at the very heart of the business. We find out how the business runs, what its vision is, what happens in the workspace, and any future plans.

This enables us to conduct a design and feasibility study, so that we can create an office space that really works for you and your employees, increasing productivity, encouraging collaboration – even improving staff engagement and retention.

Our aim: to create an office space that your employees look forward to spending time in. This is important because it’s estimated that disengaged workers can cost their employers anywhere between £3,400 and £10,000 in wasted salary each year. Your new office should also be able to grow and transform with your business, and offer your team opportunities to work in the most creative and productive ways.

During the design and feasibility process we will consider:

  • Numbers of staff: this includes staff who work full time in the office, those who come into the office part time, and those who work remotely.
  • What happens or will happen within your office: do you need breakout areas and collaborative areas for brainstorming and spontaneous meetings? Perhaps your team needs meeting rooms with teleconferencing facilities, or flexi areas or hot desking facilities for workers who do not spend all their time in the office.
  • The psychology of how you use your space: this can affect the flow through the office, where you might place social areas, storage, partitions and breakout areas.
  • Your business identity: If your office welcomes a number of  visitors and clients, it will also need to convey your business identity and vision.
  • How much space you need: once we have completed our site survey and information gathering process, our expert team can calculate just how much space you need.
  • How your business might change: we can make the office space flexible enough to suit your growing needs, whether that means more employees or a pivot in the activity that takes place in the workplace.
  • Use of light: making the most of available light will have a positive effect on anyone working within the office. Our expert designers know how to maximise its effect within a workspace.
  • Rules and regulations: whether they are regulations related to suitable working environments, or specific guidance related to returning to the office during the pandemic, our experienced team will ensure they are adhered to within the project.
  • Your budget: we can help you make a business case for the outlay of an office design, and work with you to make the most of the available budget.

While there are many factors to consider when planning an office transformation, Anchorpoint Interiors has more than 21 years of experience in corporate workplace design and build. Our team of experts can guide and advise you to create an office that not only looks great but will also prove to be a productive workplace for you and your employees.

To make the first step towards a new workspace, call us today, without obligation, on 0131 341 3066 or supportteam@anchorpointinteriors.com.

We’re here to help.

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