Twinings – Andover Offices

  • Client Twinings,
  • size 2,500 sqft
  • Year 2014
  • Location United Kingdom, Andover, England,
  • Industry Food / Beverage,
  • Office Principles has completed a brand new fit-out for Twinings’ office based in Andover, England. The office is 2,500 sq ft and took 4 weeks to complete.

    Twinings is a leading British tea manufacturer, and have been providing the best of British tea for over 300 years.

    The new office holds communication and fluidity at the forefront of the design. Twinings told us that their old workspace made it difficult for staff to communicate with one another and collaboration was a struggle, as a result, this had a negative impact on their business productivity. Twinings needed an office interior design that would enable a natural flow of communication, an office where teams could easily move around and interact, an office that would accommodate high performance and allowed for a more engaged workforce. In order to help Twinings achieve maximum productivity, we introduced Twinings to a new way of working, and showed them the benefits of removing the allocated desk systems.

    Ultimately, this allowed the staff to actively flow from one area to another and ensured that they were sitting with the relevant teams at all times. To do this, we implemented a number of different workspaces and these areas included hi-back sofas, bar height tables, small meeting pods and partitioned meeting areas. This helped to create a more flexible working environment for the teams and helped to increase staff engagement.

    Twinings were ardent about creating a workplace that would re-energise the staff; to this end they wanted us to design an office that was bright and vibrant. We wanted to design something that matched that held their brand value at heart and matched the fresh taste of their tea. So we used a range of colourful fabrics and carpets throughout the design and also incorporated a sleek, contemporary tea bar right at the heart of the office!

    Design: Office Principles
    Photography: Paul Cooper