Aerial Direct Offices – Fareham

  • Client Aerial Direct,
  • size 26,000 sqft
  • Year 2018
  • Location Fareham, United Kingdom, England,
  • Industry Telecommunications,
  • Spectrum Workplace completed the office design for telecommunications company, Aerial Direct, located in Fareham, England.

    Aerial Direct are a leading independent telecoms provider and largest Direct Business Partner of O2 in the UK with over 115,000 customers. Aerial Direct chose to partner with Spectrum Workplace on a complete design and build exercise for their new Head Quarters in Fareham, Hampshire.

    Following rapid expansion Aerial Direct had outgrown their premises in Gosport, Hampshire and needed to move to facilitate their business growth plans and to demonstrate their status as an industry leader.

    The new site had to accommodate their contact centre function whilst also creating a high-end feel for hosting clients from across the UK. A key requirement was a state of the art demo suite to showcase the latest products on the market.

    They also wanted to have a workplace that set them apart from any other employer in their industry to attract and retain the best talent.

    Aerial Direct tasked Spectrum with the project as they were willing to take the time needed to develop the ideal design and to work alongside them to achieve their desired goal – a high quality and welcoming workplace.

    Being very busy with their day to day duties of running a thriving business, the directors at Aerial Direct were extremely impressed with Spectrum’s ability to provide a fully managed design and build package. This meant they could focus on running their business whilst Spectrum took care of the project.

    Spectrum’s in-house design team were tasked with expanding the existing brand colors and creating an elevated, timeless palette with longevity to reflect Aerial Direct’s aspirations for development and growth of the business.

    The unusual shape of the building allowed for dedicated wings to be used for different purposes. Aerial Direct wanted to shift away from a classic office design and incorporate influences from the hospitality industry using luxury hotel design as inspiration.

    The demo suite was a completely new concept and needed to be a flexible showpiece space with multiple purposes. To achieve this Spectrum incorporated quiet touchdown areas, informal large sweeping sofas, booths for collaborative working and a mixture of open and enclosed meeting spaces alongside a more traditional boardroom.

    Spectrum Workplace project managed and delivered this 26,000 square foot design and build project on time and on budget. Within the project there is a fantastic mix of luxury and functionality. Key areas we created were: A luxury management suite, customer facing demo suite, 3,000 square foot breakout space, training facilities and a contact center.

    Being an independent furniture supplier Spectrum has access to a huge variety of products to create the perfect blend that Aerial Direct were looking for.

    DesignSpectrum Workplace
    Designer: Hannah Wheeler
    PhotographyRobyn Liebenberg