Office Refurbishment Swindon | Oaktree Interiors

We’ve placed much coverage on the growing business community in the areas in-and-around London, but even places in the South West are experiencing growth thanks to their relative proximity to the capital. Swindon is one such place. Located an equal distance between Bristol and Reading, it represents something of a business gateway between the west of the country and the South East. In this blog, we’re going to look at an initiative designed to promote the business sector in the town and explain why undertaking office refurbishment in Swindon, will better prepare a local company for success.

The growth of the local area & the need for great office refurbishment in Swindon

The Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce, a group set up to promote the business community in the local area, describes Swindon as a 'high tech centre of excellence with a thriving industrial and commercial centre'. Being home to companies such as BMW, Honda, Thames Water, Zurich Insurance Group and Great Western Railway, the Chamber's hopes for the town is that it will continue to experience growth and innovation; attracting the brightest talents and the best businesses.

The formation of a group that works with local businesses and the local authority comes at a perfect time; with London currently experiencing high house prices and rental rates, talented people and businesses alike are looking further afield to live and work. Being well located as the gateway between the east and west, gives Swindon great scope to grow.

For existing businesses in the town, this ambition of expected further growth gives them a great opportunity to improve and expand too. The caveat to this, of course, is that a bigger business community will undoubtedly mean more competition for clients and talented workers. So how can they stand out amongst their peers? An office refurbishment in Swindon may help.

Why does office design matter?

  • Creates a community. Undertaking an office refurbishment is a great opportunity for a business to take stock of what they have, think about their company culture and how it can be expressed in the design of their office. A particular popular aspect of a company culture that a business wants to improve is the ‘sense of community’ and camaraderie between co-workers. Creating a positive feeling between people who have to work together can only benefit the business when the time comes for them to have to collaborate on projects. Communal areas (such as breakout rooms and large kitchen areas) with comfortable seating and relevant equipment for them to use will go a long way in increasing their appreciation of their workplace. These communal areas can act as informal meeting places too; giving people the opportunity to share ideas and chat about their work in a comfortable setting, at their own pace.
  • Elevates Productivity. Different employees will have different ways of working. This is why it’s important for office refurbishment in Swindon to be able to reflect multiple working styles. An open office space allows people to collaborate as they work, for example. Then there are private rooms, which allow someone to get on with their work without being distracted. This is just a small example of how employees can find the right environment to work in; once they can find their ideal working conditions, their productivity will likely rise.
  • Better health and wellbeing. Spending most of the day at work, it goes without saying that the office space and everything that goes on within it, has a major impact on the health and wellbeing of those who use it. Whether it’s stress and frustration created by the work, aches and pains caused by unadjustable furniture or simply because of a lack of facilities and tools, there is much in the workplace that can negatively impact us all. This is why there is an increased focus on health and wellbeing in modern office design; from creating breakrooms/areas for people to relax in, updating furniture installations to creating more opportunities for natural light to infiltrate the office, there are a plethora of ways in which a business can improve the health and wellbeing of its employees.
  • Improves Morale. The point that sums up why an office refurbishment in Swindon is so beneficial, is that it helps to improve the morale of employees; giving them a greater appreciation of the business and driving them forward to succeed. Being able to take ownership of their working environments, improving their productivity rates, as well as their general wellbeing at work; it’s no real surprise that this helps employees to embrace their jobs and fosters a genuine ambition of wanting to achieve great things for the business.

Bespoke office design, by Oaktree Interiors

If you're looking to improve the look and feel of your office design with a unique, bespoke refurbishment, then you've found the right place here at Oaktree Interiors. For over 30 years we have helped business operations of all sizes, in a wide array of industries to improve their workplaces, making for a better, more-customised experience for their employees.

If you would like to learn more about how an office refurbishment in Swindon could potentially help your business to progress, please don't hesitate to get in touch with one of our friendly office design experts today. Give us a call on 0345 21 86955 or you can e-mail us at hello@oakreeoffice.com.

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