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State-of-the-art glass partitions in Macclesfield’s Peaks and Plains offices 

As our first installation of glass partitions in Macclesfield, we are happy with such an innovative fit-out. BAND Architects’ bespoke scheme facilitated the improvement of communications, sharing of resources and closer working relationships. With this in mind, we installed our stunning glazed partitions and doors into Peaks & Plains new offices to give the new offices a dynamic and homely feel as specified by design. Furthermore, we worked to a tight programme installing our glass partitions into the new Macclesfield offices. Our installations team showed resilience in the face of a challenging fit-out. As a result, we were delighted when the project won “Public Sector Interiors Project of the Year” at the region’s most prestigious awards ceremony for the interiors industry, Mixology North. So, congratulations to BAND Architects and Brown and Bancroft Interiors!


Ropewalks, Newton Street, Macclesfield

BAND Architects

Brown and Bancroft

Promoting collaboration, communication and well-being

Macclesfield based housing association Peaks & Plains Housing Trust recently upgraded their 11,500 sq ft office space. The client laid out specific requirements, and alongside BAND Architects we created a homely, inspiring and motivating environment. On the other hand, the project reflected the diverse communities within which the trust works. Peaks & Plains are bringing  together core operations into one single floor. Furthermore, they incorporated several bespoke partitioning systems. Looking back, this innovative workspace now promotes collaboration, communication, and well-being amongst staff through a variety of different settings.

Glazed partitions and “Work Pods” create a vibrant space

Joining the project late in the design process and with challenging time constraints, we worked closely with BAND Architects. Brown & Bancroft Interiors created a completely new work environment. The offices spread over three floors at the town’s Ropewalks building. Brown & Bancroft updated the space into a vibrant new open-plan layout for the trust’s 130 employees. This covered many different areas, for example, offices, meeting rooms, work pods and two kitchens. The space was stripped back to its shell and the fit-out incorporates a new lighting scheme, air conditioning, flooring, and decoration throughout. As a result, the glass partitioning is paramount in striking the right balance between the open plan layout and enclosed spaces, as well as defining routes throughout the large floorplate.

In addition, the scheme uses several solutions including Shoreditch Edition glass screens and doors with their distinctive lattice framework. Furthermore, Shoreditch Edition glazing creates the meeting pods which also work well with the Siberian larch cladding.

Seamless delivery

Once again, design expertise and precision worked harmoniously. In addition, practical solutions achieved the architect’s inspired design. On the other hand, some challenges were presented throughout the project. Tight programme deadlines and some complex design issues proved problematic. Specifically the product development team created a bespoke steel post detail for the Shoreditch Edition partitions  to ensure structural stability and comply with Building Regulations.

Reflecting upon the project’s success, Chris Thomason, our Operations Manager said: “We are proud to have worked with the project team on this innovative space and are delighted that BAND Architects were awarded the Public Sector Interiors Project of the Year at the Mixology North Awards 2017.”

In conclusion, the end result is a stunning award-winning workspace for Peaks and Plains. BAND Architect’s innovative design, which is reflective of both domestic and urban living, has successfully created a new sense of identity for the housing association. Furthermore, the use of natural materials and a neutral colour palette helps to create a tranquil environment within the core working area, whilst the striking work pods add vibrancy. In short, our glazed partitions have played an integral role in the creation of a unique and inspirational space which fosters collaboration and communication.

“We were delighted to work with Band Architects and Brown and Bancroft on this innovative space. Congratulations on winning the Mixology North Award 2017.”

Chris Thomason. Optima North, Operations Manager

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