Douglas & Simmons is a business primed to take advantage of any smooth opportunities and its takeover of a former paint shop in Wantage was a perfect opportunity to display its prowess.
MPL Interiors completely refurbished the premises, with a contemporary front-of-house and a more quirky, individual back office. “The new office lent itself perfectly to the Douglas & Simmons vision,” comments Daina Sakenyte, lead designer. “The shop was already divided into two halves, with separate entrances and an internal dividing wall, while the floor plan and structural elements were almost a mirror image of each other. We used these existing boundaries to create two offices for one business – sales and lettings.”
“It was requested that the back offices be connected so that the staff could freely walk between sales and lettings, so we made an arch opening at the rear of the office,” adds Daina. “It’s a passageway very much hidden from the general public, so the sense of two separate offices is still retained.”