When Rollits LLP, a leading legal firm founded in Hull in 1841, undertook a major relocation and rebranding exercise, Ark interiors helped the company better align itself with the fullest requirements of a 21st-century law firm and the needs of its staff and clients.
The new building’s interior design and layout were tackled with great sensitivity, in keeping with Rollits requirements. Ark Interiors, a part of The Strata Group, and RFD Interior Architects made sure that Rollits need for confidentiality within client areas as well as “quiet thinking space” for lawyers was taken into account when redesigning their new offices. Acoustic rated double glazed partitions were used to punctuate the buildings open plan design accommodating the personal requirements of clients and staff alike. Vinyl manifestations were then fitted to the frameless glazing systems to restrict view and create additional privacy.
The new, open-plan work environment is vastly more contemporary than Rollits previous office structure. The hand-picked materials and products were chosen to create a stylish and functional space. Off Line, On Line Interface carpets, were introduced on each of the 3 floors using a plank form to creating transitions between neutrals and brights, hard and soft lines to give a vastly more expressive feel.
Karndean Palio Clic flooring was used throughout and was chosen for its durability and click locking system, which allows for easy replacement. Desso grain carpet tiles complement other floor surfaces and help to designate working areas. Bespoke acoustic wall panels were fitted throughout the building adding colour and help to soak up noise transfer.
Each floor within the four story building was designed differently, in order to reflect the culture and personality of its designated team and to create a changing dynamic while travelling through the vast building. Internal walls are covered in a range of eye-catching Tektura wallpapers which add vibrancy and texture whilst the paint pallet is tonal and complementary. State of the art kitchen and break-out areas were designed and installed, which included large workbench style table tops in the main canteen area, creating a relaxing area for staff to take their lunch break.
Rebecca Biggart of Ark Interiors said of the project “Working with a client based team on all aspects of the proposed design really helped to create a great looking and functional workspace. Understanding and catering to a client’s needs, whilst maintaining a freedom to use the latest materials is always a pleasure and creates outstanding fit-out results”.