Building Interiors delivers Lusso HQ
The final touches have been added to the lifestyle brand’s 12,000 sq ft Thornaby headquarters following a phased fit-out by Leeds firm Building Interiors.
After buying the Teesside office building during lockdown, Lusso engaged design and fit-out company Building Interiors to create its new base.
The firm’s turnkey solution included space design and planning, M&E installation, bespoke joinery and specification of finishes and furniture.
Wayne Spriggs, founder and chief executive of Lusso, said he has invested more than £1.5m in providing an outstanding workplace experience for his team, with elements of the office opening up from summer 2022.
Lusso offers single branded collections of luxury furniture, homewares, fixtures, and fittings for residential and commercial settings. Established in 2014, it is now a £50m turnover business.
Spriggs said the new office was intended to create an atmosphere more akin to a luxury apartment as he sought to achieve buy-in from the team.
He said: “Lockdown was a necessity, but it has created a mindset that working from home is productive and better for individual wellbeing.
“I don’t believe that – delivering a luxury product requires outstanding service and it is critical that our customer service team can physically interact with our salesforce, on the ‘shop floor’ every day. We saw a dramatic impact during lockdown, not just in customer service delivery but also in our team engagement and their sense of reward.
“We decided to buy Lusso House because it was highly accessible, just off the A66, with plenty of room for expansion. We enlisted the expert help of Building Interiors to deliver an exceptional place that our team wanted to work in and from which we could attract strong talent moving forward.”
Building Interiors totally redesigned the 12,000 sq ft office building, transforming three floors into modern and agile workspaces.
It said the design supports health and wellbeing with the entire ground floor dedicated to recreation with a 24-hour access gym, pool table, arcade games, bar and social spaces.
Design features include feature walls, zoned carpeting, feature lighting and areas dedicated to neurodiverse needs.
Jeremy Poole, sales director at Building Interiors, said: “The entire team could easily occupy half of one floor in Lusso House, but Wayne was insistent on providing a plenty of breakout spaces for relaxation, fun and engagement.
“We continue to work with Lusso, updating spaces as the business evolves, and we value this project as a flagship for how 100% return to work can be achieved successfully.”