Mullucks Wells, an estate agent who has traded for a number of years in Hertfordshire, Essex, Cambridgeshire and Suffolk, returned to MPL Interiors looking for a spin on their traditional office design before they opened a new branch in Epping.
Jo Wilson, the company's Lettings Director, says the latest office needed to reach a different audience: "We knew we had to get the look and feel of the office right - a blend of traditional and modern but something special." The MPL design team made subtle tweaks and alterations to the standard Mullucks Wells office proposal, carrying a more contemporary flavour to appeal to an image-conscious audience.
Even the biggest corporate chains are recognising that different markets respond to different office designs.
Branches need to be in tune with the target vendors and this does mean breaking the rules sometimes - straying from the corporate colour palette, commissioning bespoke items or introducing new features that the agent knows their customers will appreciate.
The six week job saw MPL create a new branch from scratch, with an extensive stripping out programme before the first stage could begin. The installation included a new shop front, fascia, ceilings, air conditioning, lighting, electrics, a private office, a meeting room, washroom facilities and a kitchen. Inside, textured wallpaper, feature wall lights and custom-made timber desks sets the Epping office apart from others in the Mullucks Wells network, while retaining the unmistakable air of traditional sophistication and corporate and identity that the agent is recognised for.
To personalise the branch, a number of bespoke items were commissioned, including low level LED window displays; individually-lit panels with locally-taken photographs in the reception area mounted to create one large illuminated feature wall, a flex face illuminated wall map and customised timber desks.
Jo sums up by saying: "We have worked with MPL in the past and for this venture, we gave them a blank canvass and asked them to manage the whole project. The office was handed over on schedule and we are really pleased with the end result – it looks fantastic and is exactly what we wanted to achieve."
For further information about MPL’s six week office design project for Mullucks Wells, contact MPL Interiors or to discuss what we can do for you, call 01932 357 980.