Location: Wilbury Mews, Hove, Brighton & Hove, East Sussex
Work carried out: Survey and interior design and support suitable for shopfitting exercise on a modest budget and tight timescale.
We helped Space Doctors move into these two units in double quick time and make it a set of spaces that would work for them immediately and be suitable for their presentations to globally important clients. Achieving a deadline was very important. The two units were available from different owners – one a photographer and one a graphic / product designer, so each had its special requirements. One was to be the main office on 3 floors and required alterations mainly to Kitchen and WC areas and new lighting with general refurbishment and decoration. The other unit was to be a high spec meeting and conference room and a staff chill-out room.
The Conference room was a bespoke fit-out with raised floor incorporating under-floor heating and ventilation with a stretched skin ceiling overhead. Our favourite disappearing doors connect the two parts. New Mews doors were built to keep the character of the Mews intact with inner glazed partitions to offer varying levels of access, security, privacy and cosiness!
Contractor: Select Building
David Kemp and DK Architects created and executed an inspiring vision for Space Doctors’ three new office spaces in Wilbury Grove, Hove. He produced a scheme for Space Doctors main office building, workshop areas and meeting spaces, smartly taking into account the ways in which we wanted to work allowing for our foibles and idiosyncrasies and suggesting improvements as possible. David spoke to employees individually about the new spaces and their desires and created a scheme which married design inspiration and great practicality and embodied the values and nature of the Space Doctors brand. We are delighted to receive great compliments from our clients and suppliers on our new site. The experience of working here is comfortable, bright, and easy for everyone. David brought great professionalism, a gentle but firm manner and points of creative inspiration to making it all happen – a great experience and one I’d not hesitate to recommend!
Office Refit, Hove (2013)