Unity is a young, dynamic and growing tech company, with offices in Brighton on the south coast of England. It’s the brains behind the world’s most widely used real-time 3D development platform, which provides a comprehensive set of software solutions to create and run content on mobile phones, tablets, PCs, consoles, and augmented and virtual reality devices.
An impactful colour palette invigorates users throughout the space. But tones are more muted and calm in the workspaces.
The company was previously spread out across several buildings but had recently outgrown them. They needed a large, single office that would encourage collaboration, connection and creativity, that reflected their culture and the city of Brighton, and that impressed and inspired both staff and clients.
Working closely with Unity, we designed a bespoke, four-storey workspace that creates compelling experiences for work and socialisation throughout. Front of house features a tech suite with a virtual reality lounge, games room, training area, large boardroom, and video conferencing room. Communal social and refreshment areas on each floor function as informal breakout spaces that encourage mingling.
Our space empowers staff to do their best work, in the same way Unity’s technology empowers its creators.Helen Moyes, Global Manager Design & Construction, Unity
Flexibility is vital. Meetings areas come in a variety of shapes and sizes to suit different needs. Furniture can be rearranged to adapt spaces for various uses. There are calmer workstation areas in muted colours for people who need to get their heads down and focus. The rhythm, ambience and design detail all contribute to Unity’s way of working.
We brought the spirit of Brighton indoors too, with colourful outsize murals by local artists like Mister Phil and Lois O’Hara. The sense of sociability and camaraderie is rounded off by the appropriately named Seagulls Rest, the office bar.
Striking murals by local artists reflect Unity’s ‘Be bold’ approach on each floor and celebrates the Brighton community.Helen Moyes, Global Manager Design & Construction, Unity
2020DRIVENxDESIGN - Gold
37,000 sq ft