Projects > Symantec
- Reading, Berkshire
- Client: Symantec
- Size: 557sqm / 6,000sqft
- Services: Interior Design
We have completed a number of workplace design projects for this California-based technology company. This project converts a tired and poorly-branded space within a business park campus into an attractive and welcoming IT help desk - the ‘IT Pit Stop’ together with a new staff café space.
The IT Pit Stop is part of Symantec’s new philosophy of bringing their IT help desk function into the front office with direct accessibility to their staff. The retail design ambience of the environment and the high quality of support service encourages staff to bring in their mobile-working devices, discuss technical issues, upgrade their systems and understand new technology devices and services. The audio visual system is loaded with interactive video games to encourage staff to come into the facility and the adjacent cafe brings an energy and buzz to the area.
Our design creates an informal all day amenity where staff can feel comfortable while working and meeting with their colleagues. There are a variety of seating areas providing choices for high and low benches, booths, lounge seating and a working ‘kitchen table’. The exposed services, timber and feature lighting are specifically designed to appeal to a tech-savvy and mobile workforce and specifically to not look or feel like a traditional workplace.
This pilot design is proving to be very successful and is intended to be rolled out in other locations.