Maris Interiors have just completed an office design and relocation project for Travelex.
Over 40% of the world’s travellers – 1.7 billion passengers a year – pass through airports where Travelex operates. Its main businesses are international payments, bureaux de change and issuing prepaid credit cards for use by travellers. It is the world’s largest foreign exchange bureau.
We relocated Travelex from their previous cramped and tired environment into something that reflects their brand positioning as a professional service provider to a worldwide customer base.
The concept we have created for Travelex is based on a collection of spaces which have the ability to flex and change; making way for teams and spaces to adapted over time whilst retaining a sense of excitement and dynamism. We have broken down silos and created adjacencies between different teams and departments; a range of impromptu collaborative working areas are positioned throughout the office to help create a more holistic and synergistic working environment.
Travelex’s new office is a new inspirational space which allows for innovative, creative thinking which is aligned behind their customers and corporate branding. Bright, bold graphics are positioned throughout the space with particular emphasis on the front-of house reception area. The centre-point of the office is a ‘market-place’ breakout space with in-house coffee bar and informal meeting space which provides a fresh social space. We also amalgamated wall graphics and neon signage into the design to help create a more informal, funky atmosphere away from the main office space.
Travelex wished to use the relocation of its head office functions as part of a larger cultural change program that supports the development of its brand and values and provides a cutting edge, digital environment that enhances its business objectives and its people. A key element of this was the move away from cellular space and the introduction of a wholly open-plan working environment.
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Maris Interiors LLP is the UK’s leading specialist in workplace design and creation. The company design and create world class working environments for occupiers throughout the UK and continental Europe. Their team of experts has extensive and in-depth knowledge of how good design can substantially improve business performance, save vast amounts of money and help retain and attract key people.
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