People Plus, Elgar House, Worcester
Size: 19,913sq ft
Duration: 15 weeks
Project: Phased Cat B Refurbishment
Contract: JCT Design & Build Contract
Our brief was to create a facility that provided support and professional services to allow ex-offenders the opportunity to gain lasting employment, whilst boosting their confidence in a safe and secure environment.
To achieve this required a detailed understanding of the services to be provided, and the security arrangements and technology that was prerequisite throughout the building not only from a build perspective but for the teams and individuals employed there.
A calm and inviting atmosphere begins in the reception area where understated colours and finishes were chosen based on the clients requirement for a stylish, but functional and economical environment.
Our overall objective was to not only create a functional space to engage and empower individuals, but also to create a secure, positive and practical environment for the employees working there.
The ground floor level is home to interview rooms that have been tailored to suit the varying risk factors associated with the occupiers such as high-risk individuals through to family-friendly spaces.
The training suite on the first floor means that PeoplePlus can work with local employers to replicate their business activities to allow jobseekers to gain business specific knowledge and the skills needed to fill their vacancies.
We designed the second and third floor to exclusively house peopleplus employees. This space benefits from features such as impressive breakout spaces, custom built lockers and glazed units to create ambiance.