Case Study: High-spec refurbishment in Wakefield using full-wall graphics

Client:Pen Underwriting


Industry:Insurance Brokers

Building:Four-storey building

Date:November 2019

An existing client whose large open-plan office needed an overhaul. This high-spec job included custom full-wall manifestations to add interest.

Meeting rooms formed from full height glass partitions

Office Partitioning

We were working in the Wakefield regional office for one of the largest underwriting businesses in the UK. A sizeable space to work with. The most significant part of this job was the installation of new partitioning – particularly as all the materials had to be manually handled to the third floor! Our team created two meeting rooms using full height glazed windows with full height doors in a walnut finish. This frameless 10mm toughened glass system lets lots of natural light into the space so it doesn’t feel claustrophobic. The glass was finished off using manifestations to tie in with the clients corporate branding.

New Refreshment centre

We also installed a new stylish, open plan T-point area/kitchen. We kept the design sleek and modern looking using high gloss, handle-less units and a HI-MACS worktop. This was finished with a white rock splashback in keeping with the client’s corporate colours.

High-spec, modern t-point for the office

High-end Interface carpet laid in two colours

Flooring works

We used a high-end carpet from Interface as specified by the client. We laid this in two different colours to define designated floor areas and indicate a curved walkway. We also used Interface for the vinyl floor covering used in the T-point area. This was the natural woodgrain “Washed Wheat” finish with a Gradus multipurpose trim that gives a fantastic finish bringing the carpet tiles and vinyl together.

Moveable wall

To give the newly formed meeting rooms even more flexibility and maximise the functionality of the space for the client, we installed a moveable wall. A special sound barrier was installed above the space so there wouldn’t be any impact from noise levels to either room when the wall was used.

Movable office wall in closed positionMeeting rooms with open dividing movable wall

Full height walnut doors with glazed partitioning

Products we used to complete the project:

  • Tenon Fire and Sound partitioning
  • Howdens Clerkenwell kitchen
  • Tektura partitioning vinyl
  • Linea external roller window blinds
  • Gyproc Sound Bloc plasterboards
  • Rockwool acoustic barrier
  • 10mm toughened frameless glass partitioning
  • Altro slip stream splashback
  • RAL 9010 partitioning framework and Walnut solid core doors
  • Interface Carpet tiles/non slip vinyl
  • Moveable acoustic wall

open plan office in Wakefield
free-standing frameless glass partition
glazz manifestation on meeting room partitions