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Case Study

Jumpman Gaming – Part II

Having first worked with Jumpman Gaming back in 2016, when we transformed their offices in St Peter Port, we were delighted when they re-engaged with us in the summer of 2018 to help them identify, design and fit-out a new and much larger office to assist with their rapid growth. The brief was simple – “build us the coolest office in Guernsey” to which we were pleased to oblige!

After evaluating a range of suitable offices with the client, they finally decided that Albert House would be the ideal location for their new home. The space presented a complete open floor plan and blank canvas for us to design the perfect working environment.

Growing from 16 to potentially 50 staff, the open plan collaborative workspace was positioned to make best use of the natural light, on the eastern side of the office. This bright contemporary setting was complemented with Mikomax benching, task seating, lockers and space saving #Hush meeting pods – the client already utilised these systems in their current offices, so our design allowed to relocate all of their existing furniture and expand with new, whilst maintaining continuity of style.

In the heart of the office we created a ‘Contemplation’ zone to enable staff to breakaway from their desk to practice mindfulness or play a game of chess - research has shown that playing chess results in better brain function, improved memory and cognitive abilities, strategic thinking and attention improvement. To form the ‘Contemplation’ zone, comfortable soft seating from Max and Ocee Design was flanked by bespoke plant shelves that we fabricated in our workshop out of recycled scaffold tubes and boards.

Adjacent to the ‘Contemplation’ zone we built a large glass boardroom featuring a Deploy meeting table and Coza chairs from Boss Design. The room was fitted with controllable LED lighting and Autex acoustic panels to provide a calm ambience.

A key part of the design involved creating a fun breakout space for staff and visitors to relax, eat, socialise, collaborate and to facilitate “Super-Experiences” – the concept of a super-experience is to make people feel excited or make them feel that they’ve achieved something; they should stimulate curiosity, create a sense of purpose or instil a sense of belonging.

To create a space to evoke this type of emotion, we extended and painted the MF plasterboard ceilings black and enclosed the space with glass partitioning. A combination of Greenwall and reclaimed timber feature walls were installed alongside new Milliken LVT polished concrete flooring. A central feature of the space incorporated a bespoke kitchen/bar that we manufactured in our workshop, featuring polished plaster decoration and Copper resin bar top, with integrated appliances including a Quooker hot-tap.

The heart of the breakout space features a large Centro poser table and stools from Connection, allowing people to eat, or informally meet and collaborate. The games area features pool & foosball tables, darts board and arcade machines, allowing opportunities for interaction and socialising. To manage the increased noise these types of environment can generate, Autex 3D wall and ceiling panels were installed to soften reverberation.

New mechanical and electrical services were installed, including Sonos speakers throughout the space, which are zoned to play different background music to reflect the different environments.

As works could not commence until the beginning of November 2018, the project needed to be completed under a tight timescale to ensure the client could take occupation before the end of 2018 - the POS management and installation teams rose to the challenge, ensuring the works were completed to the highest standards and enabling the client to take occupation before their end of year shutdown as planned.

We were delighted to work with Jumpman Gaming again and have arguably created the coolest office in Guernsey - here are a few highlights:

Sweet Shop

The circulation space was fitted with a Sweet Shop for staff to collect their treats, or healthy snacks before heading to work.

Games Room

Pool and foosball tables, darts board and arcade machines mean there’s endless amounts of fun to socialise and with colleagues and visitors alike.

Planting Positivity

By adding a large selection of bright, colourful and quirky plants from Auburn Gardens we managed to create a feeling of calm throughout the office.

#Hush Acoustic Pods

The client already owned and loved their #Hush meeting pod, so much so that they decided to add in a closed version to provide staff with another versatile acoustic pod to conduct meetings, phone or conference calls from.

Greenwall

Beautiful hyper-realistic foliage feature panels that create a stunning feature and promote positive wellbeing.

Branded Manifestations

Manifestations featuring the clients ‘Jump Man’ character was installed on all the new glass partitions.

What our clients say

We loved our POS-ed office but outgrew it after a couple of years. Looking at larger spaces wasn’t exciting until we sent floor plans to POS and heard the ideas they came back with. Now everyone says we have the coolest office on the island and productivity has definitely improved thanks to the dedicated meeting rooms, reflection areas and breakout spaces, all created beautifully by the team at POS.

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