About

About

Our office interior designs will inspire the way you think about working

Waghorne Workplace Design was set up to meet the individual needs of clients who are looking to move, upgrade, refurbish their current office, or to simply make an improvement to their office interior.

 

Steve Waghorne - Design Director

Waghorne Workplace Design was set up in 2016.  Steve Waghorne, the founder and Design Director, identified a gap within the workplace design market.
With 35 years of design experience he brought with him a wide variety of interior design, and marketing  skillsets having worked with many top London design agencies. Having previously set up Waghorne Interior Designers in 2008, as a freelancer, he wanted to streamline his business and focus on what he enjoyed most – office interior design.  Steve wanted his new business to offer a flexible approach to design allowing his clients to commission as much or as little of his services as their budget allowed. He wanted to tailor his service to the clients requirements, whilst at the same time switching them on to the best in British and European furniture design, materials and products. Steve’s business model differs from most workplace design companies as they are only interested in projects that incorporate the design and build element, furniture and materials specification. 

His idea was to offer a fee paying consultancy service where his clients could just pay for the design plans only, leaving them to tender and choose their preferred fit-out contractor, but could also offer additional support service if required.  He designs mainly to the company’s budget, marketing and operational objectives taking into account the type of clients they engage and do business with. 

Market positioning and the budget is key as this affects the choice of whether it’s top end, mid-range or budget furniture to use in the project but should reflect the look and feel of that particular company’s culture and sector and needs to be selected carefully so it doesn’t clash with the company values.

He also did not want to be tied up to a particular fit-out company. His designs can be tendered out to the client’s preferred refurbishment company for competitive pricing. Of course, if required, he’s happy to provide an all in one service and has his own preferred fit-out and refurbishment company geographically positioned to ensure the best customer service is deployed.

Waghorne Workplace Design offers an eye-catching range of services to the client along with finance packages. Details can be found on the Services page. 

 

Learn more about the Design Director in a recent interview

 

 

From the outset building a relationship with you is our primary goal, because that’s when great things happen. You will find us very reactive to your requirements and flexible to your needs and we can normally deliver a design within one or two days depending on the complexity of the project. 

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We undertake all kinds of office design problem solving issues: from overcrowding, health and safety, noise, staff focus, increasing productivity, privacy, air quality, communication, collaboration, separation of departments, light, to creating agile workspaces. Not every client has the budget to undertake a complete office redesign or refurbishment, so we are just as happy to redesign with your existing furniture, but using the same amount of care and attention to detail, as if it was new.  To get the best from your project, it is important that we understand your operations and existing working environment.  So getting to know your business, your work styles, your concerns, aspirations, objectives, and of course your wish list, helps us to build a detailed design brief for us to work from.

We do ask many other questions to build up a thorough understanding of your ideal working environment.

Your workspace should enhance and support your working culture, employees’ creativity and ideas. It is important that your office also attracts, excites and retains the best talent, so we have ideas on this too.

This will encourage personal wellbeing, productivity and teamwork.  We are passionate about our work, honest, straight-talking and good listeners, enabling us to collaborate with you on your own ideas – whilst adding our own creative twist and expertise.

It is our aim to add value to your business through great design and in turn create your future office environment for your business to thrive.