SES Water can trace it’s origins back to the mid 19th century when Victorian engineers began to supply water direct to people homes. In 2017 the Sutton and East Surrey Water rebranded to become SES Water plc to celebrate 150 years since its foundation.
Because of increasing staff numbers and a new working partnership with Clancy Docwra, office space at the SES Water plc HQ building in Redhill, Surrey, had become very stretched and was not the environment that was required to integrate and develop the working relationship of the two teams.
Trevor Blake were appointed to design a new office layout of the main open plan areas on the Upper Ground Floor complete with an initial specification and headline budget for the fit-out works.
The client brief included the need for more permanent open-plan desk positions than were currently installed on the floor, a number of cellular offices for Directors, meeting rooms, a staff kitchen/breakout space and collaborative and flexible work areas where staff could work together away from their desks.
New workbenches were proposed to enable the increase in desks required and to also allow the creation of space for other uses.
A new central “hub” area became the focus for the collaborative and agile working that SES Water were keen to embrace.