The space created gives belonging and purpose to the whole NGP community. It is designed to boost productivity, with a variety of spaces created to focus, collaborate and relax which enhances the emotional wellbeing of all.
Working in partnership with Tri Construction and Avison Young the project was completed in 3 months during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The heartbeat of Northern Gas and Power and its amazing success is down to the incredible performance of their people. The Directors were absolutely committed to building a space that not only invigorates success and drives their teams but rewards them too, through its design, ambience and amenities.
AMH studied how the teams at Northern Gas and Power worked, how they interacted and observed their energy and creativity on the sales floor. The new space is inspiring, with furniture solutions that help people connect, collaborate and support agile working.
Biophilic design runs throughout the whole workspace, which enhances the wellbeing by creating an environment that is totally natural. By ‘Bringing the outside in’, AMH designers’ created foliage walls with neon signage in the ‘Feel Well Deli’, with storage planters throughout the workspace that break up desk space, along with added sustainable preserved foliage to enhance the acoustics within each floor.
The addition of plants within the design has been well received by the employees at NGP, as the benefits of plants in the office help reduce stress, increase productivity, help reduce sickness and absence, reduce noise levels and also boost creativity.
The ‘pièce de résistance’ is the amazing Boardroom. Banded double glazed partitioning gives way to a fabulous vista over the Gateshead Millennium Bridge. A 6 metre William Hands table and luxurious chairs add a wonderful focal point to what we can only describe as the best Boardroom we have ever seen.
Workplace features include: Ergonomic task seating from Steelcase, Desking from Mobili and Elite, Acoustic solutions from Creatif and Friends of Wilson, Flooring from Interface, Biophillia from Innerspace, Acoustic Meeting Pods from Era, Soft Seating from: Sixteen 3, Connection, Verco and Bolia. Fabric from Camira and Agua, Lighting from Synergy.
Thank you to all our partners for making this project as awesome as we first imagined, what a truly amazing workspace the team at Northern Gas and Power have!