Space for discussion

Space for discussion

Boardrooms & Meeting rooms

Meeting room design requires consummate skill and creativity in meeting a range of demands, including:

  • The purposes that the specific meeting space may be used for
  • The assets and limitations of the given area affecting office meeting space design and budget planning
  • The style objectives of the individual client business in terms of both enhancing the work environment and creating positive visitor impressions
  • The character of the premises in which the facility is located (contemporary or period, special features etc.) and how this can be used to advantage
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Working to purpose

For instance, concepts for a modern boardroom design might need to vary from small conference room ideas. The design of functioning areas, location of furniture, fittings and other key elements will depend on criteria such as:

  • Is the meeting space in question to be mainly used as a place for formal negotiation or informal interaction?
  • What technological equipment needs to be included?
  • How will the meeting room design ensure that these resources are located, discretely or otherwise, for convenient use?
  • What is the overall look and impression required for this specific area?
  • Are there any special features, such as an exceptional view from a picture window, which can be used to good purpose?
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Versatility and perception

Flexibility is frequently required in an office meeting space design, so that the area can be multi-functional and fulfil differing communications requirements.

At the same time, meeting spaces need to:

  • Reflect the positive outlook of a successful commercial enterprise
  • Ensure a setting where productive interaction can take place
  • Provide the comfortable furnishings and surroundings that display the outlook of a considerate business partner, associate and employer.

One of the ways for building versatility into a space for meetings is by using modular furniture, such as a long boardroom table that can be split up into smaller sections. This allows the room to be repurposed for different functions, such as using the separated table sections for workshop groups or removing them altogether to configure the room for a theatre style seating arrangement.

Both corporate professionalism and a caring workplace ethos of an organisation need to be apparent wherever people meet and communicate, and effective meeting room design can achieve this.

Contemporary trends

The outward face of business as displayed in the way office premises are fitted out and refurbished has changed radically over recent years and continues to evolve in style and substance.

In the past boardroom design guidelines tended to a formality that displayed corporate gravitas. Formal settings can still be appropriate to keep in character with a business premises or to reflect the long established history of a company. However, they can also be made to look extremely stylish and to reflect the company's innovative values.

For over 40 years, Glenside has been carrying out a wide range of meeting room design projects and our knowledge of trends, styles, materials and the effective use of space is founded on wide-ranging experience. If your business is looking for a modern boardroom design, or the effective design and fit-out in any office meeting space, however extensive or limited, contact us to discuss your objectives.

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