Featuring a decorative hexagonal theme, in homage to the Giant’s Causeway, a “Snug” mimicking a traditional Irish pub, a “Jungle Room” adorned with hanging plants and swinging chairs, and “Phone Booths” with bifold doors, Teamwork’s new Belfast home is “no ordinary” workspace. Covering circa 8,870 sq. ft. across four floors of Laganview House, a landmark city centre redbrick property, it is the largest Teamwork office outside of its Cork headquarters. Over an intensive 13-week programme, we delivered a “stand out” Category B fit-out for the software as a service (SAAS) provider. Managing the design from concept through to completion, the c£1m project was completed on time and to budget, enabling Teamwork to accommodate up to 85 development and technical support staff.
The perfect platform for Teamwork to “build momentum” in the region and further afield, Laganview House is a modern office development that includes a reception area, first and second working floors, and a third floor breakout and gaming area. We coordinated our specialist supply chain to meet the complex demands of a “unique” specification which incorporates exposed mechanical and electrical installations. Notably, a hexagonal theme is weaved throughout the building and creates a striking aesthetic feel within the third floor flooring, the stone back walls of the kitchen, the metal wall in the “Pink Room”, and the manifestations of the glazing. A reclaimed cast iron fireplace and recovered Belfast brick provide iconic decoration to the “Snug”, while album covers, an album cover table and cymbal light fittings ensure the “Music Room” hits the right note. Further eye-catching elements of the scheme include “automatic on air” lights when the “Phone Booths” are in use, and a stand-out graphic installed on the third floor as a tribute to famous local celebrities and sports personalities. Demonstrating our innovative approach, we fabricated reinforced steel mesh into panels, and painted and finished them with wire brushes to present an ageing effect. They were subsequently hung from the ceiling with feature lighting and ivy draped around them.
“This will be our largest location outside of Cork and we’re excited to build momentum in our Belfast office.”