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Is your workspace ready to attract and retain the top talent in your industry?

By Chameleon, Office Design, Office Interiors, Uncategorised

Flexible working is becoming a major consideration for professionals seeking a new role post pandemic…

New research has shown that more than half of UK professionals consider flexibility of hours or location to be more significant when seeking a new role than it was before the pandemic, whilst 38% thought that workplace culture would play a greater role!

While the majority (68%) said flexibility about work location had improved during the pandemic, and more than half (57%) said flexibility of hours had got better, attitudes towards workplace culture were less positive – only a third of respondents said the quality of their company’s culture had improved in the pandemic, with 20% saying it had declined.

Workspaces now have to adapt to suit the changing needs of their users, including introducing technology to make flexible working more accessible for everyone.

Find out more about how we can transform your workspace into a flexible hub that encourages collaboration and inspires team culture here!

 

Chameleon creates contemporary experience centre for Victory Leisure Homes

By Chameleon, Office Design, Office Interiors

Victory Leisure Homes have been creating luxury leisure homes and lodges for over a decade and in the summer of 2020 they enlisted us to bring their customer experience centre vision to life at their head office in East Yorkshire.

The once empty and under-utilised reception area has now been transformed into a 140m2 showroom. The bright and modern space includes: a welcoming meet and greet area, a refreshments corner and an L-shaped seating zone, where customers can look through samples and discuss design options. There are also two meeting rooms included in the design.

Fiona, our interior designer said: “Victory wanted an experience centre that would be welcoming for customers but would also work for more corporate, formal meetings. Together, we developed a space that perfectly balances an aesthetically pleasing, relaxing customer area alongside practical, ergonomic meeting spaces.

“It’s a fantastic project and we’re really proud to have been a part of this impressive transformation.

“We developed a tonal colour palette, which has created a very relaxed feel to the experience centre. There’s lots of wood, planting and neutral accents that all naturally complement one another and create a really contemporary finish.

“The meeting rooms’ foldable walls mean that these rooms are very flexible. Victory wanted the option to transform the meeting spaces into VR rooms, so the ability to reconfigure the design via the foldable walls is a great addition.

“We designed a handleless storage unit, incorporating wooden slats to the front of the design, creating interest whilst incorporating the natural design elements Victory requested. The piece large enough to hold a variety of samples without being too bulky. It’s sleek and smart and ties all of the natural elements together perfectly.”

Gary Corlyon, MD of Victory said: “Our new customer experience centre is exactly what we were looking for. It’s light, bright and modern, giving customers a taste of what they can expect from one of our models. We’re extremely proud of the space and truly believe that it sets us apart.”

See more of this project here – Victory Leisure Homes

Say hello to David, our new Senior Project Manager!

By Chameleon, News

This week we welcome David Creek to team Chameleon as part of our latest recruitment drive. David joins us as our Senior Project Manager working alongside Richard and Harry to ensure the smooth running of our sites across the UK.

We caught up with David to ask him a few questions about himself and his new position:

Tel us about your new role! I will be working on the management of multiple projects across the UK. This will see me getting involved in the planning, organising of our sites and also directing the completion of specific projects, ensuring they are completed on time and we leave the client excited.

What are you looking forward to most about working for team Chameleon? I am really looking forward to the new challenges and learning more about the company’s culture and values. The team seem great and I am excited to be part of it as we continue to grow!

Tell me a fun fact about yourself! I enjoy long romantic walks to the beer fridge!

We wish David the best of luck in his new role and are delighted to welcome him to the team!

 

Spotlight on: Ideagen

By Chameleon, Office Design, Office Interiors

In summer of 2020 we completed the design, fit out and refurbishment of tech giant Ideagen’s new £2 million head office located in Nottingham, creating a modern, industrial feel in the 30,000 sq ft space.

Kevin, our head of design said: “We wanted to create a space that not only had a contemporary finish, but also focused on wellness. Our designs incorporated biophilic elements to bring the outside in, providing a variety of areas for the team to relax and refresh.

“The office is split over two floors and includes a variety of workspace settings including collaborative and agile spaces On the ground floor, we have designed Ideagen its very own coffee shop – inspired by the independent group of coffee shops: 200 Degrees – that provides employees with free breakfast and unlimited coffee every day. The space aims to transport you from the office environment to a high street coffee shop allowing employees to take a break and socialise with colleagues.

“It is truly a workspace designed for the future.”

You can check out more of this project here: Ideagen

 

Welcome to the team, Tom!

By Chameleon, News

Yesterday we welcomed Tom to our project team as our new Estimator!

Tom will be working hard behind the scenes of our projects to ensure that we continue to provide the best service possible for our all clients across the UK.

We caught up with Tom on his first day to find out what he was looking forward to most about being part of team Chameleon, here’s what he had to say:

‘I am really looking forward to working with the wider team to increase the number of estimates we are completing as a business and ultimately bring in more work. Chameleon’s values and vision for the future really appealed to me, as did their track record of delivering excellent quality projects, but it was the focus on the people that I found really refreshing. Without the people, you don’t have a business!

As always we asked Tom to dish the details on what he gets up to in his spare time…

“I really enjoy walking and like most of us, am so ready for the return of pubs, socialising and live music! I am married with two children; Niamh and Holly, and so my weekends are spent with them on our allotment or visiting friends and family (when it’s safe to do so!)”

Welcome to the team, Tom!

 

Say hello to Sarah, our new Business Development Manager

By Chameleon, News, Uncategorised

This week we welcome Sarah Lister to team Chameleon as our new Business Development Manager for the midlands. Here’s what she had to say about her new role:

“‘It’s great to be joining Chameleon at such an exciting time for the business. Having already worked in the industry for a number of years I’m now looking forward to getting to grips with fit-out on a much larger scale. I was super impressed by the projects Chameleon have delivered and I can’t wait to get involved in some great projects with the rest of the team!”

 As always when we introduce new members to our team at Chameleon, we asked Sarah to tell us a bit about herself: “I’m a dog lover, Frenchies are my favourite as I have a cutie of my own at home. In my spare time I like to focus on my fitness and jet off on sunny holidays (when Boris lets us obviously!)”

Welcome to the team Sarah!

 

Welcome to the team, Phoebe

By Chameleon, News

Today we welcome Phoebe to team Chameleon as our assistant administrator.

Phoebe will be working under our business support manager Sam to ensure our projects are delivered on time and will be based at our HQ on Hull Marina. Alongside her new role in the team, Phoebe will also be completing her Business Administration Apprenticeship in partnership with Hull College.

“I’m really excited to be starting my career at Chameleon and working with Sam to assist our design team and project delivery team with the delivery of our projects. As well as supporting Sam I will be attending training at Hull College to achieve my Level 3 Business Administration qualification. I can’t wait to get started!”

As always when we introduce new members to our team at Chameleon, we asked Phoebe for a few fun facts about herself. She said: “In my spare time I like to watch lots of Netflix. I am a huge comedy fan and love to binge-watch a good TV show – a couple of my favourites are Friends, Modern Family and Brooklyn 99. I am also a big Harry Potter fan and a proud Hufflepuff supporter. When I’m not relaxing in front of the TV you can usually find me online shopping, I can’t resist a good sale!”

Welcome to the team, Phoebe!

 

Congratulations Sam, our new Business Support Manager

By Chameleon, News

2020 was a fantastic year of growth at Chameleon, something that is continuing in 2021.

Sam has been working super hard behind the scenes for over 4 years to ensure that our projects are delivered on time and we think that deserves some kind of recognition.

We are delighted to announce that Sam has been promoted to our Business Support Manager. During her time at Chameleon she has completed a range of training in order to further her skills including a degree in Business Management and has become an integral part of our team. Her new role will see her take on the management of other team members, something we know she will be great at!

Congratulations Sam! Here’s what she had to say about her new role:

“I am really looking forward to the challenges that my new role will bring. Not only do I love what I do and the projects I get to work on but I honestly couldn’t ask for a nicer bunch of people to do it with, the team behind Chameleon really is great – here’s to the future!”

 

Chameleon appointed to deliver JR Rix & Sons new headquarters

By Chameleon, News

We are delighted to announce that JR Rix & Sons have appointed us to deliver a collaborative, inspiring new workspace for their team in their new head office at 2 Humber Quays!

The space will be designed with people at its heart placing emphasis on the wellbeing of Rix’s team. Group collaboration spaces, open plan café and bar areas as well as a work-out lounge are just some of the design features being incorporated into this space following feedback from the workspace analysis we carried out. The finished result will be a vibrant and modern office space that not only complements the building and its surroundings but also reflects Rix’s values of trust, safety, ambition and continuity.

“Having already worked with the Rix Group to deliver its new customer experience centre for Victory Leisure Homes, it is great to be working with the team once again,” said Harriet our BDM for the reigon.

Our chair, Shaun added: “It is fantastic that such a well-established Hull business has made the decision to support local businesses by appointing us to carry out the refurbishment of its new headquarters.

“We’re really excited to be creating a space to bring Rix’s people together again after such a long period of remote working, with the team looking to move into the new space in early summer.

“We are absolutely delighted not only to be part of Rix’s next chapter, but also to have the group as our new landlord at 2 Humber Quays – where we have been based for the past 12 years.”

Rory Clarke, MD of JR Rix & Sons said: “Having worked with Chameleon to design and build the customer experience centre for our holiday home business Victory Leisure Homes, we knew we could count on them to deliver a fantastic space for the Rix team.

“Not only does Chameleon have a strong portfolio of previous work, but the team always enter into a project with inspiring ideas that really get the whole business involved in the design of their new workspace.

“The office is the heart of a company, the culture and its soul. Culture is very important to the Rix Group, and we have no doubt that Chameleon is the perfect choice to deliver a space where our team can reconnect and our culture can thrive.”