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The Brief

Procurement Method:
  • Traditional
Our Role:
  • Full design responsibility Workplace Design & CAT A Refurb
Professional Team:
  • Workplace Design – CMI Workplace
  • PM – Aecom
  • Cost Consultant – Fimingers
  • M&E – Aecom
  • Contractor – Overbury

We delivered a Centre of Excellence in Pacific House, Greater Manchester. The project at the site near Manchester Airport, included Cat A (landlord’s areas) and Cat B (tenant fit-out).

The project is part of Vodafone’s commitment to improve customer service in the UK, through the investment in a high-quality working environment designed to attract and help retain valued employees.

The design includes a new meeting suite that can be opened up or subdivided to form a variety of room sizes for both meetings and project work, with acoustic feature ceilings and lighting to suit all scenarios.

The workspace enables staff to work in ways that suit them, with collaboration spaces and focus pods providing an interactive, collision workplace, encouraging the sharing of information between teams. Vodafone describes this as “opportunistic collisions”.

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Flexible working

Pacific House was designed as a flexible working environment following Vodafone’s Better Ways of Working philosophy. Providing 1200mm wide workstations at a 6:10 workspace to headcount ratio, no workstation is ‘owned’ and a varied selection of alternative work-settings are provided throughout the building. These include collaborative spaces such as touchdown tables, project rooms, write-on-wall surfaces, lounge seating and breakout tables. As the project involved the building CAT A refurbishment alongside the fit out, Vodafone had an opportunity to enhance the level of finish to a quality beyond the standard speculative office block, providing a continuity in colour and materials with other sites. The conference suite offered the greatest flexibility, providing individual meetings rooms and a 125-person facility created by automated folding partitions and Skyfold systems.



Unit 231, Metal Box Factory
30 Great Guildford Street
London SE1 0HS

T: 020 3567 0811

Milton Keynes

11 Warren Yard, Warren Park,
Stratford Road, Milton Keynes,
Buckinghamshire MK12 5NW

T: 01908 224 160