Skipton Building SocietySkipton, Yorkshire, UK
When Skipton Building Society embarked on the refurbishment of its head office in Skipton, North Yorkshire, it put the wellbeing of its staff firmly on the agenda. With the help of Boss Design and leading fit-out and furniture consultants, Ultimate (Commercial Interiors) Ltd of Silsden, North Yorkshire, the headquarters has been transformed to provide a visually stunning multi-functional space that takes employee collaboration and communication to new heights.
Known as The Bailey, being next door to Skipton Castle, and first built in 1990, the building today provides office space for almost 2,000 staff. At the centre of the project is the creation of a spectacular Atrium – formerly an outdoor courtyard in the centre of the building – which is surrounded by 13 new meeting rooms, a series of hot desk/breakout zones, and six gallery zones. The program also took in existing ground and first floor main corridors, together with ancillary areas. Well-known for its collaborative working solutions, Boss Design was the perfect choice for helping furnish the new interior.