Sykes Cottages, Chester

The holiday rental company is the largest independent cottage holiday agency in the UK and wanted to combine their two locations into one central office.

Project: Sykes Cottages, Chester

Client: Overbury

Products used:

Alvier Sofas, Betsy Swivel Chairs, Coso Chairs, Mesa Bench Desking & Screeens, LTF Tables, Moment Tables, Oscar, Steps Compact, Take Off Lite and Zela Upholstered Seat.


Because the client had outgrown their current office and were also in two locations, they wanted to combine both workforces under one roof and move into a bigger office. This required furniture to accomodate everyone, with an approach to flexible working. Social spaces were also required to for staff to lunch and also utilise for informal meetings or group working.


Upon recieving plans, our planning team set out furniture with a mind to take advantage of the floor to ceiling windows with views over Chester.

We added banks of Mesa Plus desking to allow team members more space to work, with the ability to group particular teams together within the office.

Meeting points and touchdown seating and tables placed in quiet open areas as well as a large social space filled with Alvier and Betsy soft seating allows all personnel to socialise away from their desk.

Clients View:

“The company runs better under one roof, the new flexible working furniture encourages teamwork and for staff to socialise together during breaks. Informal meetings can be held without booking large meeting rooms out.”
– Director, Sykes Holiday Cottages


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