Workspace consultants and commercial office interior fit-out specialists Blueprint Interiors has completed the fit-out of an iconic high-profile 1950’s office building located on the A5 in Nuneaton.
Formerly the original HQ of HORIBA MIRA, the building underwent refurbishment and has been leased as a temporary solution to a Swedish automotive brand, who will eventually move to a brand-new purpose built complex within MIRA Technology Park, one of the UK’s leading locations for automotive research and development.
The overarching objective was to be sympathetic to the key features of a 1950’s building whilst also modernising the interior office space to ensure HORIBA MIRA was able to retain its tenant and continue occupancy within the technology park.
Delivering the design vision meant stripping out several areas where over the years lowered ceilings and office partitioning had been added. When the ceiling in the reception area was removed an amazing double height space was revealed. This feature is now a central focal point which ‘wows’ visitors and helps to convey a positive first impression.
Internally the style takes its lead influence from the building’s iconic original crittal windows.
The entire space has been transformed, including a wide variety of functional desk spaces, break out rooms and meeting rooms. Functional features such as toilets and showers have been refitted with modern energy efficient equipment.
Commenting, Mark Rogers, Facilities & Maintenance Manager, at HORIBA MIRA said, “Blueprint Interiors has delivered a great result and we’re delighted with the transformation of the building. We now have the wide variety of workspaces that we required with the building modern, people-focused and climate-controlled with an exceptional main reception.”
Chloe Sproston, Creative Director from Blueprint Interiors added, “The deadline, the budget and some of the 1950s features found during the strip out meant the project presented some unusual challenges, making it truly unique. It’s given both us and the client great satisfaction to know we’ve breathed new life into a special space that will continue to live for many more years to come. We are very pleased that the feedback about the transformation has been summed up by the client in just one word - amazing!”
Based in Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire Blueprint Interiors has previously been involved in the commercial fit-out of the social hub within MIRA Technology Park and has recently completed projects for other high profile brands including The Melton Building Society, Gleeds, Roythornes Solicitors, Worldline and Futures Housing.