Magpie Office ReLocation
Magpie contacted RE-VIVE in April 2018 as they were relocating their Leeds-based
office to the city centre. As a creative agency, they were looking to create stronger
connections in the city and knew that they needed an inspiring office to build their
reputation and wow their clients with their space, their work, and their business.
We were commissioned to design, procure and project manage the renovation.
Magpie’s company values are to '“inspire, excite and engage” so naturally,
they wanted a workplace that evoked this for their team and their clients.
We knew the space needed to feel full of energy and personality while
still being liveable and welcoming so the look we created for them combined
bold colours and patterns with natural and tactile materials.
Located in the Arts Quarter of Leeds, the top-floor space is an open plan
factory style office with stunning existing industrial features such as 5 exposed
A-symmetrical roof pitches, each with fluted glass roof lights. It was a beautiful
blank canvas to work with but was in need of some resourceful interior design
on a modest budget to make the open plan space feel warm and welcoming.
It was important to Magpie that their staff worked as one force to collaborate
and solve problems however, each of their teams also have different requirements
in their day-to-day roles so we worked closely with Magpie to identify the individual
needs of each team and created zones with specific desk positions and surrounding
furniture to suit their workflow and styles. We then used careful space planning to
consider movement around the space, creating pathways and breakout areas in
ideal positions to create an overall culture of collaboration and a united agency.