We were recently approached by the MK Community Foundation, a charitable organisation who provide meeting facilities and resources for the voluntary sector, to see if we could help them to renovate their offices in the heart of Milton Keynes. They have thirteen meeting rooms, two conference suites and an exhibition space, all of which needed to be refurbished.
The client wanted to create a fresh, bright and flexible environment for their meeting spaces. It was really important that the furniture and interiors matched their vibrant corporate colours without being too overpowering. The meeting spaces had to be inspiring and innovative, as well as flexible to cater for the variety of different organisations that would be operating out of them.
We put together come CAD designs to show the client how various elements of their space could look, with various configurations and finish options available. Having assessed the ideas, it was unanimously decided that the furniture should be finished with a white MFC to maintain the light and open feel in the offices. Most of the tables also had flip-tops and castors to make them flexible and mobile. These were then complimented with a range of made to order seating - which was upholstered in a variety of pinks, purples, greens and blues to match in with MK Community Foundation's corporate colours.
We created a modular reception which continued the light and open theme: lots of storage meant that the area could be kept tidy and inviting, whilst the glass shelves made it feel welcoming and approachable.
The large conference rooms were filled with over 200 upholstered black chairs. These were contemporary chairs with a stylish sled base, as well as being lightweight and stackable to maintain the flexibility. Trolleys were manufactured to make them all easily transportable around the building, to create a truly malleable office space.
"Verve were a great choice for our organisation. They were very knowledgeable in helping us to select the right furniture for our needs, discussing options that suited our venue and our budget to provide exactly what we needed for a very competitive price The fitting service is also excellent and tailored to accommodate us and our working hours.
Everybody that has seen the new space, from clients to staff, have made comments on how fresh and light the facilities are, with many people saying it's a pleasure to hold meetings in rooms that are furnished to such high standards.
Since our initial order we have used Verve again and will continue to do so. We are very impressed with the whole service from start to finish." - Vanessa Bradley, MK Community Foundation