TSK’s brief was to design and build a new tech hub for MoneySuperMarket in Manchester. This new hub had to feel like a MoneySuperMarket office, but most it importantly, it needed to attract Manchester’s top engineering talent, as well as creating symmetry between the Manchester and London offices.
MoneySuperMarket’s Software Engineers were historically spread across four offices in Manchester and Chester. These dispersed teams were not able to effectively connect with one another, or their customers. It was TSK’s task to design and build and an office where MoneySuperMarket’s top tech talent could work together as a united team, moving faster to build better products.
The space needed to inspire people to operate effectively, efficiently and collaboratively. MoneySuperMarket’s developers also needed the opportunity to form better connections with their customers empowering teams to create world-class apps, websites and digital solutions.
With great natural light throughout, combined with organic materials, TSK’s design creates a sense of arrival when walking into the space. They capitalised on the amazing views, combining them with warm tones with bright pops of brand colour to take staff and guests on a visual journey, and give a real sense of excitement at what can be achieved.
To help build the united team MoneySuperMarket wanted, the floors were knocked through to create an interconnecting staircase, allowing the two floors to flow and create a relationship between them. A bespoke, seven metre tall, dual sided LCD screen also links both floors through stairwell opening and gives a live connection through technology to their customers.
Each part of the workplace was designed to facilitate a more agile approach to working. TSK designed multiple neighbourhoods within the office space, creating overlapping and shared areas where these different neighbourhoods could come together and collaborate. This design style gives employees a sense of belonging while bringing the staff together as one community.
The exposed ceiling has been designed with feature acoustic rafts, the Whisper Acoustic Polyester from Creatif Architectural Products, across the central ‘townhall’ spaces, which creates an amazing visual and allows sound to be contained.
The integrated site to site technology allows the Manchester office to connect to the other offices and their audience. The bespoke customer experience labs, complete with original artwork, have been designed around a living room setting.
MoneySuperMarket’s new Manchester office creates an environment for their staff to form better connections with their customers, as well as empowering teams to deliver their best work.
- Address: No.1 Scotts Road
- Area: #24-10 Shaw Centre
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