British bedding manufacturer Harrison Spinks, maker of the Harrison Hybed, Somnus and Spink & Edgar brands, has invested $3.2 million in a renovation project at its Leeds, England, headquarters, which it has called the Innovation Center. The structure contains communal spaces for employees, kitchens, meeting rooms, a showroom and a reception area. New office space is occupied by management, product development, and the sales and marketing teams.
The building ties together the factory, warehouse, testing facilities and other buildings at the company’s immense headquarters and production facilities.
“Innovation is at the heart of our business so allowing our development and innovation teams to be under the same roof as the marketing and operations side of the business means we can work collaboratively, more easily,” said Simon Spinks, managing director of Harrison Spinks. “The development of the Innovation Centre took place after hours of consultation with our staff on how we could improve our working environment. The staff feedback about the new offices and communal spaces has been really positive and the whole team has been behind the change. We don’t just want to reinvent the bed, we want to reinvent the bed factory and much, much more!”
The company worked with design firm Blue Sky Design on the project. Finishes and colors were chosen to reflect Harrison Spinks’ brand and its commitment to sustainability, the company said.
A timeline of company history occupies a wall in reception, which is furnished with seating containing springs made in the factory yards away.