Exchange Quay

Space Invader designs Kin-Tec offices

David McCourt

Manchester-based commercial interior design studio Space Invader has been appointed by Kin-Tec, a recruitment agency for the oil and gas industry, to design its 8,000 sq ft premises at Exchange Quay, Salford.

Selected alongside the workplace project management team at Savills, the contract will see Space Invader's workplace consultants designing a scheme to support Kin-Tec's 65 staff.

Relocating from existing offices at Stratham House, Trafford, Kin-Tec briefed the Space Invader team to create a "contemporary working environment that gives employees both traditional workstations as well as a selection of informal breakout spaces, one-to-one meeting suites, a communal lounge and deli area."

John Williams, director at Space Invader, said: "The Kin-Tec office is going to be quite unusual as the firm doesn't have a requirement for a traditional reception area and client suite. As a result, we have been able to dedicate a larger portion of the floorplate to providing staff with a variety of flexible work settings and social spaces.

"Taking references from Kin-Tec's client base in the oil and gas industry, the feature piece includes dark glass finishes and is surrounded by bright white lighting."

Neil McCarthy, director of Kin-Tec, said: "We wanted to put our workforce first, to give them a space that they enjoy working in and are proud of. We are all extremely excited to see the office taking shape."

The new office is due for completion next month.

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