Unite Students is one of the biggest student accommodation providers in the UK and Rio was appointed to carry out the detailed design of their new Bristol Headquarters. Rio worked closely with the client and the design team to produce a clean, contemporary environment to suit several working styles, whilst remaining authentic and functional.
The scheme mixed dark metals with softwoods to create an honest and exposed environment, equipped with both advanced technologies and bright furniture.
The introduction of muted light fittings and potted plants helped merge the different colours and textures together creating a whole scheme design.
Meeting rooms of various sizes with distinct furniture and feature-wall colours conveying Unite’s brand were provided throughout the five-storey office. Additionally, a birch ply staff kitchen with Hi-Macs work surfaces, open-plan offices with bespoke birch ply desks and a new reception for visitors and staff were delivered.
On entering the space, a bespoke reception desk and feature furniture items are complemented by a birch ply wall that wraps the postal room.