We’re very proud of the track record and relationship developed with Ford in the UK over the last 20 years, having already delivered many successful projects together. So, we were delighted when Ford appointed us to design and supply the furniture for the latest refurbishment of the Dunton campus; Ford Credit.
When Ford Credit made the decision to move from Warley to Dunton, the project team wanted to consider all aspects of the way they work and the needs of their people when developing the new space. We were very pleased to assist Ford alongside Steelcase in assessing the change management process holistically in terms of people, place and process and then use the output to help design the space.
Following a series of user engagement workshops, we developed a range of test-fit drawings for the planned relocation alongside a furniture ‘Thought Starter’ catalogue to give an overview of suitable products available on the market exploring different price ranges.
The initial drawings were then evaluated and refined through a series of workshops with Ford where the final furniture and finishes were selected and specified in line with Ford’s Global Standards.
Final plans and 3d visuals were then produced to allow Ford to review the final design before ordering.
We managed the ordering and delivery process working closely with our 12 suppliers to install over a four-week programme fitting into the internal fit-out programme.
All deliveries and installs were completed to schedule with minimal snagging, with the install teams reacting to challenges to ensure that the deadlines were achieved.
Feedback on the new office has been very positive with employees enjoying the extra ‘light and airy space’ provided by their fresh new environment, as well as the new collaboration spaces that they didn’t have access to before.
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