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PADI
South West

Sectors:
Leisure / Sport
Location:
Bristol
Project Size:
20,000 Sq ft
Project Value:
£570 k
Programme:
6 weeks
Scope
Interior design
Fit-out
Furniture
Audio visual
Read the brief & results
"Claremont's designer became a member of the PADI team and helped us with the change management process. Our new office will definitely help with staff retention and recruitment as it is a fantastic environment in which to work. It’s now much easier for our employees to get to know each other and everyone seems much friendlier." Neil Fishburne, Vice President of Finance and Operations

The brief

PADI is the world’s leading scuba diving training organisation with over 135,000 PADI professionals and more than 6,000 dive shops and resorts worldwide. The company decided to call The Pavilions in Bristol home for its EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) headquarters. Claremont won the opportunity to fulfill the office design, fit-out, furniture and audio visual solutions for this relocation project.

PADI’s previous office was located in a warehouse on St Philips’ industrial estate in Bristol. Over the years the organisation had grown in this space, resulting in a disjointed and cramped workspace that could no longer cater sufficiently for staff meetings and breakout space. PADI decided to move to a new office building, The Pavilions, which contains a communal ‘street’ that includes a newly refurbished reception, café, shop, gym and meeting rooms which are available to all tenants.

The aim of the relocation was to provide a more productive, spacious and welcoming working environment, bringing the majority of EMEA staff under one roof in Bristol. PADI was impressed with Claremont’s design and understanding of the new space in providing an office interior solution that kept within the organisation’s budget and therefore appointed Claremont for this turnkey project.

The results

PADI’s new office environment encompasses a large open plan office space, which includes room for expansion and a number of individual offices. The synergy between Claremont’s office design and the building’s central atrium allow the light to shine through the workplace, providing a sense of space and openness.

The highlight of the new environment is the view from the breakout area across the office, providing space for staff to relax, communicate and collaborate. The colour palette includes a variety of blues and creams with splashes of green, orange and turquoise – replicating a sea theme without being too literal. Office furniture from Teknion, Orangebox and Boss was installed to create a contemporary feel.

PADI now enjoys an office space that works cohesively and supports communication and collaboration between the different teams. The PADI team were particularly impressed with Claremont’s vision for the new space.

 

Claremont’s designer became a member of the PADI team and helped us with the change management process. Our new office will definitely help with staff retention and recruitment as it is a fantastic environment in which to work. It’s now much easier for our employees to get to know each other and everyone seems much friendlier. Stress levels have reduced dramatically and we’re enjoying being able to communicate and collaborate in a more productive and effective way.

Neil Fishburne
Vice President of Finance and Operations, PADI
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