About Robert Half International

Founded in 1948, Robert Half (NYSE symbol: RHI) pioneered specialised recruitment services and today is the world's leader in helping companies hire accounting, finance,banking, technology and administrative professionals on a temporary, contract and permanent basis. Businesses turn to Robert Half's specialised divisions for personalised service and access to the most qualified talent for their temporary recruitment, project consulting and permanent recruitment needs. We provide a cost-effective recruitment solution for our clients, helping them hire highly skilled professionals quickly and with minimal disruption to productivity.

The Brief

Following some fantastic feedback from the previous Reading office project Robert Half invited the Oaktree team to view alternative floors within the Whitefriars building in Bristol. Further to providing variousgeneral arrangements and budget fit-out proposals which was vital in order to assist Robert Half in reaching an informed decision as to which floor would be best suited for their requirements. Having occupied their current space for over 13 years they took the opportunity to relocate to another floor in order to create more impact with the office fit-out and also to keep more in line with their Reading office design scheme.

The new space holds 60 staff and in particular the focus is for creating new meeting / interview / training rooms, in addition to a new boardroom, break area & IT Server room. New office furniture, ceiling grid and tiles, LED lighting and AC adjustments are also part of the project brief.

The Solution

Working with the client we developed the initial designs to incorporate all departmental specific requirements while creating a space that provided a strong visual identity for both Robert Half and Proviti. Large graphic walls depicting local points of interest in strategic locations provided a strong Bristol identity whilst also injecting a sense of fun and colour into the environment.The corporate colour pallet was used to give a strong identity to meeting rooms, and collaborative spaces while 3D acoustic coloured cork boards have a double use of acoustic baffles and bump rails for furniture. The break out area is located to create a central hub / social area between work space and meeting rooms, it has a strong identity with seating booths, lockers and a bespoke ski jump bench which sits as the focal point to the space. The office space is a functional modern space with glass write boards & TV screens, but has been given a softer & eclectic feel by using heritage brick wall paper on the central columns and then hanging picture frames on the columns in a random design. The whole effect has given Robert Half an office that is both practical and fun, enabling staff to work more effectively, and collaboratively. Giving the staff an office to enjoy being in and be proud of.

Client Feedback

"We’re really proud of our new Bristol offices which have already had a hugely positive impact on our culture……Collaborative, innovative, agile, flexible and fun. We’re delighted with the results. The team have done a sterling job and were very professional and accommodating throughout the process. Would highly recommend”.

- Leo Hewitt. Associate Director -

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