A range of leading professionals from the thriving property and construction sector in the East Midlands were invited by rg+p, the multi-disciplinary architectural practice in order to celebrate the opening of the firm’s new Leicester office. The office was officially opened in last month and sees the architectural company located at Waterloo House in the city centre.
The new Leicester office has been converted by rg+p into approximately 6,500 sq. ft. of open plan, design-led office space that will be able to cater for as many as 100 people. The new office includes a range of dedicated meeting rooms that have been fitted with the latest touch screen technology, a central collaboration space to be used for presentations, workshops and seminars as well as a kitchen and breakout zone that has games tables and a welcoming reception area. The new office has led to the complete transformation of how the company operates.
Discussing the decision to move, the Director or rp+g, James Badley has said that part of the move was to create more space for the growing business, as the company now employs 96 members of staff across two different office locations. However, the main intention of the move was to re-imagine the work environment in order to be more inclusive for clients and colleagues. The integration of interactive technology means that the company is instantly more connected, and allows clients to better engage with the working drawings while also being able to work alongside their London team in a situation that emulates face-to-face communication.
The creation of an open plan office allows sub teams to work more closely together. The result has been a greater amount of expertise drawn from their landscaping, interiors, animation, planning and architectural divisions drawn into one scheme. In order to celebrate the new scheme rp+g invited clients and contacts for an evening drinks reception which included a tour of the premises, technology demonstrations/workshops and a presentation about the architectural firm’s refreshed approach to working.