Carlisle Homes’ passion is to create homes for the future – to build people’s dreams.

This vision is embodied in every detail of its new, purpose-built workplace, where visual connections to the growing construction company’s customers are constant, and the work areas are custom designed to support its unique work practices.

Together, Gray Puksand and the Carlisle Homes team developed a deep understanding of the business’ work patterns and interactions to create a bespoke workspace over three levels above the Spectra Centre’s ground-breaking showroom. It’s a workplace that accommodates Carlisle Homes’ needs now while anticipating future goals.

For a fast-moving industry with high levels of decision making, our design response needed to embody balance by providing opportunities for rejuvenation and pause. Collaboration zones stand out through colour and texture and surprising moments punctuate the team’s workday. Self-care havens, games rooms, quiet spaces, massage chairs, indoor greenery and an outdoor park create a sense of fun at work and ensure the team feels valued, energised and supported.

A striking atrium visually connects the showroom and the workspace above, with a ‘stack’ of cafés ascending from the ground level and slicing into every floor to give teams a place to meet or retreat.

"Ultimately, this workspace demonstrates how much Carlisle Homes values its people and their work."

The workspace achieves its aim of expressing trustworthiness while reassuring customers that Carlisle Homes understands their dreams. Solid foundations, like hard floors and polished concrete sit beneath sculptural ceilings that symbolise innovation and imagination.

Ultimately, this workspace demonstrates how much Carlisle Homes values its people and their work. By inspiring a sense of employee ownership over space that’s truly theirs, Carlisle Homes has laid the foundations for a strong future while overseeing a hugely successful post COVID-19 office return.

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