Award-winning design, refurbishment, and fit-out specialists DSP (Interiors) Ltd have completed the design and fit out of new agile offices for SureScreen Diagnostics Ltd, at their lateral flow test production facility at Sherwood Business Park in Annesley, Nottingham.

Over the past two years, the company, which is based on the Parker Industrial Estate on Mansfield Road in Derby, has been principal designer and contractor on a range of fit-out projects across their premises in Derby and Nottingham.

SureScreen wanted to centralise their office base for staff across various locations at the same time as moving away from a traditional office structure to an agile workspace that would foster a more collaborative and innovative culture.

The team at DSP (Interiors) has created a new office space, which incorporates the latest in agile office design principles to create a flexible and dynamic workplace. One of the key elements of the design was the creation of a variety of workspaces that cater for different work styles and needs including workstations, meeting rooms, collaboration spaces, breakout areas and social spaces.

Drawing inspiration from local history, a guiding theme for the project was Sherwood Forest and the Major Oak. The design incorporates biophilia extensively throughout, including features such as a striking moss wall with SureScreen branding, an impressive floating wooden ceiling raft intertwined with vines and various other bespoke planters with foliage.

Fabric backed wooden slat walls and fabric ceiling rafts complement the biophilic design and warming flooring whilst providing a more comfortable acoustic environment.

Extensive graphic walls and manifestation to glazing incorporating nature landscapes serve to bring the ‘outdoors inside,’ creating a calming backdrop and promoting wellness in the workplace. A suite of high-end double glazed banded acoustic enclosed offices and meeting spaces provide quiet zones for focused and team-based tasks.

The fit-out process involved the installation of a range of contemporary furniture, technology and equipment to create a modern, efficient and flexible workspace.

The new agile office design has resulted in a significant increase in employee engagement, productivity, and satisfaction. The new workstations, breakout areas and collaboration spaces have facilitated communication and teamwork, enabling employees and other visitors to work together more effectively.

Speaking about the creation of the new agile offices at Sherwood Business Park, Andy Priestley, director of DSP (Interiors) Ltd Derby, said:

“It’s been a pleasure to work alongside SureScreen Diagnostics on this exciting project, which has brought together the latest in agile office design principles to create a new flexible and dynamic workplace for SureScreen’s Diagnostics team.

 “As principal designer, DSP (Interiors) Ltd set out to create a contemporary working environment, which would incorporate biophilia and create nature-inspired spaces that help workers engage with each other and their surroundings.

 We look forward to continued collaboration with them on the next phase of their state-of-the-art manufacturing site at Sherwood Park.”

Alastair Campbell, director of SureScreen Diagnostics, added:

“The new space has helped us to create a more collaborative and innovative workplace. Once again, Andy and his dedicated team have provided an excellent service from start to finish. The variety of the working space and the fit and finish helped in the process of coming together from several smaller sites in Derby, and the team quickly appreciated the opportunity to evolve the way they work together, for the better. 

“For visitors, we can present a forward looking and interesting location for meetings, and the comments from our visiting colleagues has been very complimentary. 

“As a business involved in health diagnostics, we present ourselves as innovators who don’t cut corners, but with an approachable demeanour, and the agile office reflects those attributes. We would highly recommend Andy and the whole team at DSP as they continue to deliver outstanding workplace environments for us.”