Chameleon Business Interiors has been appointed for a three-year contract with The University of Hull, securing the first project to design and fit-out the new Energy and Environment Centre at Hull University.
Located in the Chemical Engineering Building, the university is looking to provide an innovative and modern open-plan workspace to further drive the successful institute, placing a strong focus on the health and wellbeing of the team.
Chameleon will work on all aspects of the design process, to ultimately provide a modern, functional interior that is immediately ready for use.
With sustainability being a key element in the design, 100% recyclable carpets have been sourced from carbon neutral business – Interface, alongside eco-friendly fabrics from Camira Fabrics. Plants will be a focal point within the design, which will help to purify the air within the Centre. The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of September this year.
Once finished, the Energy and Environment Centre will be used as an example of what can be achieved at the university – showcasing the benefits of open-plan working. This is the first step in creating a more agile working environment across Hull University, as they look to remove the cellular offices across the campus.
Established in 2016, the Energy and Environment Institute gathers leading scientists together to conduct impactful research into the global challenges that currently surround climate change, and its potentially devastating consequences. This includes focusing on predicting how the world’s climate will affect communities to ensure that people can carve out a sustainable future.
Kevin McIntosh, Head of Design at Chameleon Business Interiors, says about the project: “We view this as a fantastic opportunity to work with the university and the EEI department in creating a tailormade solution to support their needs, enhancing their productivity and enabling them to grow with a design centred towards sustainability and wellness in the workplace.”
Professor Dan Parsons, Director of the Energy and Environment Institute at The University of Hull, says: “The Energy and Environment Institute is at the forefront of innovation and research in some of the biggest challenges our planet faces today.
“We are a hub for research across campus, working with businesses, organisations and communities across the world to seek out ideas, systems and solutions that will tackle a range of issues – from flooding and cutting carbon emissions to renewable energy and waste management. It’s important that we have an inspirational collaborative space to do that and we are delighted to be working with Chameleon Business Interiors to achieve that.”
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