Morson Group PLC, Manchester

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Background —

Morson Group is the eighth largest recruitment company in the UK employing more than 500 people and engaging with more than 10,000 contractors worldwide. In celebration of their 50 year anniversary Morson Group engaged Diamond Interiors for a brand new Manchester office design that would rmodernise the reception area, staff break out areas, floor landings and lobbies in their Corporate Headquarters. Their brief was to incorporate a more biophilic design, with moss walls, hanging plants and a 16 metre Bamboo tree complete with stone base.

The Brief —

Initially in the staff breakout area and executive floor we supplied some Hub meeting pods. We also added hanging plants and new lighting to the ceiling rafts in the ground floor and first floor breakout areas above the kitchen islands. We added crittle glass dividers to the breakout areas. We updated the existing storewall by vinyl wrapping with images of trees, and we vinyl wrapped the printer hubs on various floors with images of famous Golf holes. Behind reception we installed a feature slat wall and ceiling, including all the Morson signage. The main sign was updated to introduce a ‘50’ to highlight the anniversary. We also included plants above the revolving door and two side walls around the entrance. In the lift lobby on the Ground floor, we installed a wooden slatted ceiling complete with new lighting, together with a stainless framework and pelmet to incorporate a 12m2, 100% bun moss wall with led plinth and pelmet lights. We also installed a 12m2 moss wall around the fourth-floor lift. Finally in the atrium we supplied a 16 metre bamboo tree from the ground floor up to the fourth floor, complete with base and decorative stones.

The Result —

The end result was so well received, that Morson subsequently added moss walls to the first and third floor lift lobby areas. They also enhanced the outside entrance space with further plants and greenery to create an impact before you even enter the building

Information —

Location: Manchester
Sector: Private Sector
Completion time: 12 weeks

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