Space Planning – HSRC
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Space Planning – HSRC

Turnkey Interiors proudly secured the tender bid to design and construct the state-of-the-art showcase offices for the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) in Cape Town with optimal space planning. Situated in the vibrant Foreshore district, the new office space spans 4500m2, marking a significant reduction from their previous premises.

 

Location: Cape Town, Foreshore District, South Africa 

Services Rendered: Design and construction of showcase offices 

 

Objectives/Challenges

Our primary objective for this project was to craft a dynamic and adaptable workspace that would comfortably accommodate the HSRC staff within the confines of the smaller office layout. As a State-Owned Entity, specific office allocations were mandated by the client, presenting us with the challenge of balancing designated offices with flexible hot desk solutions across the open-plan areas to cater to the full staff complement. 

 

Solution

To address this challenge, our team meticulously designed a variety of work zones, including open meeting booths, phone booths, breakaway areas, and formal boardrooms. The new office space features a modern and sophisticated aesthetic, with sleek finishes and contemporary furnishings. Natural light floods the workspace, creating a bright and inviting atmosphere conducive to productivity and well-being. These multifunctional spaces were tailored to support the transition to a hot desking environment while ensuring adequate office provisions for all staff members. Sustainable materials were used wherever possible, aligning with the HSRC’s commitment to environmental responsibility. 

  

Key Features 

– Open Meeting Booths: Designed to encourage collaboration and spontaneous meetings, these booths offer privacy without the need for a designated meeting room. 

– Phone Booths: Quiet, enclosed spaces for making phone calls or conducting video conferences, providing acoustic privacy in a busy open-plan environment. 

– Breakaway Areas: Informal spaces for employees to relax, recharge, or have impromptu discussions away from their desks, fostering a sense of community and well-being. 

– Formal Boardrooms: Dedicated spaces for formal meetings and presentations, equipped with state-of-the-art technology and comfortable seating for productive discussions. 

  

Key Performances by Team Members

– Project Manager: Led the project from conception to completion, ensuring that all client requirements were met on time and within budget. 

– Design Team: The team of designers worked tirelessly to create a functional and aesthetically pleasing workspace that reflects the HSRC’s brand identity and values. 

– Construction Team: The team of skilled craftsmen executed the construction phase with precision and attention to detail, delivering high-quality workmanship that exceeded client expectations. 

  

Client Feedback

“We are extremely pleased with the outcome of our new showcase offices designed by Turnkey Interiors. The team did an outstanding job of balancing our specific office allocations with flexible hot desk solutions, creating a workspace that is both functional and adaptable. The aesthetic and functional elements implemented in the new space will serve as a blueprint for standardising the HSRC offices nationwide, ensuring consistency and efficiency across all locations.” – Dr. Rebecca Johnson, CEO of HSRC 

  

 

Standardisation and Efficiency

The aesthetic and functional elements implemented in the new space will be implemented across all HSRC offices nationwide, ensuring consistency and efficiency across all locations. By establishing a cohesive design language and workspace layout, Turnkey Interiors has enabled HSRC to streamline operations and create a unified brand identity across their offices. 


In conclusion, Turnkey Interiors is honoured to have been entrusted with the design of the HSRC showcase offices in Cape Town. Through careful planning and innovative design solutions, we have successfully created a dynamic and adaptable workspace that meets the needs of the client while setting a new standard for office design in South Africa. We look forward to seeing the positive impact of our work on the productivity and well-being of HSRC staff and the success of the organisation as a whole. 

 

Join us in shaping the future of space planning and interior design. Experience the innovation firsthand at HSRC in Cape Town. Contact us now to schedule a visit and witness the future of workspace design and innovation!