Maria Mallaband Nursing Homes – Glazed Office Partitioning Project, Leeds.
Established in Leeds in 1996, Maria Mallaband Care Group is an independent company that has expanded organically and through acquisition, thanks to an outstanding reputation for providing quality care homes and services.
With more than 60 elderly care homes across the UK, Northern Island and the Channel Islands, the group has the knowledge and expertise to provide exceptional standards of care in luxurious surroundings. As a leader in the UK care home industry, Maria Mallaband Care Group in supplying high quality services for residents and are always on hand to offer their full support and dedication throughout any stay with Maria Mallaband Care Group.
In 2004, Avanta UK Ltd, the Leeds based office refurbishment specialist, successfully tendered for a full office refurbishment project for Maria Mallaband including the design, supply and installation of: –
- Full height glazed office partitions
- Floor coverings
- Mechanical & electrical works
- Welfare facilities
- Suspended ceilings
- Office storage wall
- Office desking
Creating a bright, modern office working environment that is the envy of many businesses in the local area and a great place to meet potential and existing clients.
The group moved to larger premises in 2008 and again, Avanta successfully tendered for the entire office fit out at their new premises at Westcourt, Gelderd Road.
As the care group has expanded even more over the last 3 years, Avanta have consistently modified the offices to suit a growing business in terms of accommodating increasing numbers of staff within the existing office space.
In October 2011, Avanta were asked to provide a solution to try and accommodate an additional 16 finance staff within the same office space and adapt some larger offices to split them down in to two offices whilst minimizing disruption to the day to day business and maintaining the productivity of the existing workforce. This was due to Maria Mallabands recent acquisition of a number of nursing homes and head office staff was required to support this expansion.
Working closely with Lisa Denison of Maria Mallaband, Avanta designed a solution that included: –
A full height curved glazed partition with 2x single door access to enclose and sound proof the main office area as you enter passed the reception area. The partition was supplied with the Maria Mallaband corporate identity. Within this area Avanta UK Ltd designed and installed 2x bench desking systems, pedestals, desktop screens and operator chairs to accommodate 16 new starters and a hot desk area for area managers. Existing desking and tambour storage units were dismantled, reconfigured and relocated throughout the office. Additional storage wall modules to match existing units were supplied and fitted to create storage for the marketing department.
Additional works included new glazed partitions to the boardroom and HR corridor and dividing an existing management office. Existing glazed partitions in the HR office were dismantled and relocated.
Additional new furniture for the HR office included a new meeting table, meeting chairs, desking and chair.
Avanta’s David Beattie commented “It is felt that with the office reorganization we have helped to future proof the head office of a growing organization for at least the next couple of years. Our original installation used demountable glazed partitions and this has helped us reconfigure the existing partitions with new utilizing shared components to create a bright attractive office environment.”
Lisa Denison of Maria Mallaband added “It was a real pleasure to work so closely with Avanta yet again to modify the needs for a growing organization. The work was carried out to tight timescales over weekends and evenings but the results speak for themselves. We were lucky to have some space to play with. Even with the additional staff employed at Westcourt, we still have the ability to shift and change the office space should we need to again over the coming 3-4 years. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the team at Avanta for any brand new office design or modification to an existing layout.”