We recently teamed up with office interior fit-out specialists Blueprint Interiors in completing a six-figure transformation at the Beeston site of global payment services provider Worldline. The refurbished office will now become the new HQ for all UK operations for the company.
The new space will create at least 50 new jobs for Nottingham and an all East Midlands team of contractors carried out the refurbishments which also includes digital display and office tech from the TecInteractive team, 200 Degrees Coffee and R&R Hub which specialises in micro markets & workplace refreshments.
The refurbishment has also led to the donation of £137,584 worth of office furniture to the community, 816 items/35,044kg diverted from landfill and 68,291kg of CO2e avoided.
The project involved the transformation of 14,000 sq foot of office space that was previously configured as rows and rows of desks into a space which places the needs of the people using the space at the forefront of design. At the heart of the transformation is a learning and invention suite, where Worldline will host industry colleagues and customers in a state-of-the-art immersive experience. The new space offers employees not just a better working environment, but space that is conducive to collaboration.
Commenting on the investment, James Bain, CEO of Worldline UK&I said, “The investment in making Beeston our new UK head office is a strategic decision. Its central location is ideal and we hope that by completely transforming the space that we will inspire and motivate our people, enabling them to collaborate, invent and work to the best of their abilities. The new space is better than I could have ever imagined. For me, this project wasn’t just about changing the way the office looked, but how it’s used to better support all our employees.”
Lee Jones, Project Manager from Worldline added, “We are really excited to be able to bring our people back to the office with an offer that is so compelling. There are a wide range of spaces which will enable them to focus, collaborate on projects or socialise together. It really is a space in which we can create the future.”
Chloe Sproston, Creative & Commercial Director from Blueprint Interiors added, “Worldline has been totally committed to ensuring their people, strategic partners and customers have all the tools they need to collaborate and be inventive. We have been delighted that our design consultancy, project management and fit-out expertise has helped turn their vision into reality and are really proud of the transformation we have been able to deliver on their behalf.”
Our Commercial Director Tom added, “Workplace technology has been a central part of the Worldline office transformation. Their space is now fully equipped with the latest audio-visual tools to equip their workforce and enable hybrid working. This includes a unique presentation suite with immersive technology to which they can invite customers for training and to learn more about their company. They can now explain the full Worldline story and use tech to deliver their proposition with an unrivalled wow factor.”
Globally, Worldline design and operate leading digital payment and transactional solutions across multiple sectors, primarily working across transport, retail & hospitality and financial services. The teams based at Beeston primarily support the UK rail network delivering rail operations and rail retail services. Worldline have been based at Beeston since 2009, delivering the technology that is the backbone of the UK rail system.
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