Link Group

Location:

Leeds

Architect:

Hermantes Studio

Main Suppliers:

&Tradition, Allermuir, Arper, La Palma, Menu, Muuto, Schieavello, Senator, Thinking Works, Vitra, Worktories

Completed to BREEAM Outstanding rating, Link Group’s new northern hub in the UK serves as a space for connectivity, collaboration and wellbeing through a variety of agile work settings and state-of-the-art facilities.

Hermantes Studio were appointed to realise the design for the global technology company’s new 72,000 sq ft UK office, located in Leeds. The team at Hermantes worked in close collaboration with Link Group’s long-term design partners in Australia to ensure consistency with the overall brand vision and aesthetic.

Tasked with supplying loose furniture and desking for all four floors of the scheme, The Furniture Practice’s Manchester team worked with the designers at Hermantes to develop the specification for a range of settings, focusing on achieving beautiful, design-led solutions whilst providing best value for the client. Key areas include working floors with 650 sit-stand desks to encourage agile and collaborative work, breakout areas, client meeting suites, and the 10th floor reception which hosts the Link Lab – a space equipped with the latest technology, to showcase the firm’s services.

Working to an intense four-week install programme, a dedicated TFP project manager was present on site from start to completion, coordinating all logistics and liaising with other on-site teams, to ensure a smooth and efficient install.

 

Nominated for Project of the Year: Workplace Interiors over 70,000 sq ft, Mixology 2020 Awards

Photography: Marek Sikora