Project:The design, manufacture and installation of furniture into Middlewood Court
Broadstock has recently designed, manufactured and installed furniture into AstraZeneca's Middlewood Court premises in Macclesfield.
Working with AstraZeneca's Project Team Broadstock were introduced to the iWork principle based upon activity working where workplace environments are created around the activities that take place in the space.
The aim of iWork is to create spaces that allow people to express their personal preference over where they work at any given time. It is this freedom and mobility which creates the collaboration to which AstraZeneca aspires.
Faced with relocating IS employees from 2 sites in 5 locations into one building provided an opportunity to realise the iWorks principle.
The refurbishment provided a balance of allocated and flexible desking within an open plan office. In some areas, where ways of working allowed it, they introduced a ratio of three desks per four users. WiFi is available throughout the building including cafe areas. Paperwork filing is discouraged with individual lockers provided in a single area to store personal items. A wide choice of soft seating, project desking, bench style tables and chairs and meeting tables are provided to facilitate informal and formal meetings of different sizes.
The furniture supplied and installed included: Broadstock Bench desking (designed and manufactured in-house), soft seating from Orangebox and Connection, project desking and meeting tables from Orangebox, meeting and breakout seating from Casala, Protocol and Connection and acoustic curtains from Lammhults.
AstraZeneca is a global, innovation-driven biopharmaceutical business with a primary focus on the discovery, development and commercialism of prescription medicines for gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, neuroscience, respiratory and inflammation, oncology and infectious disease.