MULTI PACKAGING SOLUTIONS
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Eight months of intensive design for MPS,
ready to attract high-end clients
The Client Brief
When Steve Waghorne met with the director at Multi-Packaging Solutions (MPS) early in March 2018 at their Littlehampton offices, nobody would have guessed how extensive this project would become. Founded in 2005 with a vision to redefine full-service print and packaging, MPS specialises in packaging solutions for the branded and healthcare markets. Its new business strategy was to penetrate a whole new market: blue-chip companies and other high-profile clients. The directors were ready to invest money into the building, design and rebuild, if that’s what it took. Steve made it explicit that the whole process would take time and would be based on months of intensive design work before the building programme per se could start. MPS directors gave him the go ahead and commissioned the very best for their future clients.
Eight months on and the offices have changed dramatically. The building programme for MPS has now finally started after all the hard work. Steve’s designs are now being implemented along with state-of-the-art technology. He’s upped the level of specifications and materials to transform the functionality of the building and offices.
The building built in the early 1950s had been left untouched for decades so our designer’s task was first to remodel the office areas creating many new areas, including training rooms, a new canteen, upgrading both client and staff toilets, meeting rooms, new offices and upgrading the main office and MD’s office on both the ground and first floors, extending out onto the mezzanine floor areas.
Phase One of the build will include the refurbishment of the boardroom, reception areas and staircase. Enhancing these areas is important as they are client-facing so sophistication has been required in the design. His carefully chosen materials include carpet from Milliken (an American luxury manufacturer), a bespoke walnut and silver 4.1 metre-long boardroom table, LED lights with sophisticated controllable dimmer switching, quality boardroom chairs and fabrics, a new reception desk and bespoke sofa. Once completed this new project will showcase the designer’s skills in upgrading a corporate image to convey that of a highly successful, knowledgeable and trustworthy company. We anticipate that this newly branded organisation will attract an upper-end market segment and will fulfil this new clientele’s criteria.
Steve Waghorne provided an excellent service when we needed to revamp the front end of our business. The site in Littlehampton, part of a multinational company, needed to create an environment in which global clients would feel at home in. We also wanted to create a great working environment for the staff. Steve was passionate about delivering this brief from the first meeting through to design presentation and overseeing the actual refurbishment.
My expectations from the brief were translated into the design with a great choice of materials and finishes which created the right end result. I would definitely use Steve again for future projects.
Phil Smith, General Manager - MPS