Farnell Offices – Krakow

Colliers Define created a balanced, comfortable, and modern office space for Farnell's location in Krakow, focusing on a functional layout that supports collaboration and a calming environment for employees.

  • Client Farnell,
  • size 12,917 sqft
  • Year 2023
  • Location Krakow, Poland,
  • Industry Manufacturing,
  • Colliers Define was engaged by Farnell to create a balanced, comfortable, and modern office space for their location in Krakow, Poland.

    The creation of Farnell’s new workplace in Cracow was a realization in which a flexible approach was a recipe for success. It is a balanced, comfortable and modern space. Colliers Define specialists were responsible for preparing the arrangement project for the company’s new headquarters, carrying out the work in terms of comprehensive fit-out of the new office, delivery of furniture, AV system and greenery.

    Among the main objectives of the realization for Farnell was to create a calm and supportive environment for employees. The design of the new office was supposed to be adapted not only to the new location, but also to the hybrid work model. This is reflected in a functional layout that supports collaboration and allows flexible use of the office, adapted to the changing needs and diverse activities of users. In designing the new space, emphasis was placed on common spaces – meeting rooms of various sizes and social zones that foster employee integration.

    In the arrangement of the new office, Colliers Define experts focused on colors and materials inspired by nature – the predominant colors are neutral tones such as beiges, grays, combined with greens and blues, which were offset by warm accents of materials such as wood and cork. In the social spaces (i.e. chillout, kitchen, coffee point), rest and relaxation for employees are supported by wallpapers with floral motifs.

    A major challenge in executing the project for Farnell was the long delivery times for materials. In order to deliver the finished space within the client’s expected time frame, orders for key materials (e.g., air-conditioning units) were placed before the work began. In turn, to meet the expectations of the architects and our Client regarding the aesthetics of the finishes, special molds were brought in to shape the decorative felt panels used as wall cladding.

    In the Farnell office, modern solutions and environmentally friendly materials have been used. The B building itself, where the office is located, significantly reduces energy consumption through SMART LED lighting with motion and dusk sensors and access to daylight from every work area, as well as through investment in top-of-the-line electronic equipment that meets international energy standards.

    Work ergonomics was also taken into account when designing the interior – the desks and chairs are made of sustainable materials and feature flexible height adjustment and a wide range of configurations for users. Outside the building there is a green courtyard with places to unwind while working either sitting on comfortable benches or in a hammock. Employees of the new office can also play table tennis, foosball or relax among the trees and flowers.

    Farnell’s new office is more sustainable, comfortable and modern. Thanks to the smooth operation of all parties, employees can meet in a space that impresses, integrates and increases efficiency.

    Design: Colliers Define
    Design Team: Agnieszka Ulatowska, Magdalena Kubicka, Maja Bielecka
    General Construction: Sebastian Socha, Mirosława Baran, Judyta Haduch, Urszula Handzlik, Tomasz Chodań, Stanisław Wiktorek
    Photography: Adam Grzesik