We are in our new office, the furniture is in place and the grass is on the walls. To reduce our environmental footprint we sourced only second-hand furniture, from a variety of sources including second-hand office furniture suppliers, e-bay, and freecycle. Though we did make some cost savings the cost in time were huge to source all the bits we wanted. I had no idea that there were 3 versions of Billy bookcases, we now have all three. To tie together the different looks, cover some of the tatty bit and stamp our brand we have covered the dividers with grass. This has an additional benefit of absorbing sound.
Our presentation boards are printed with inks free from volatile solvents and aronomatic hydrocarbons on recycled corrugated cardboard by our friends at green graphics, who also cut out our letters for the walls.The whole fit out cost us less than £190 per desk, if you don’t count the hours on the internet and has a low impact on the environment. We have chosen an office in an old building, as we hope to persuade the landlord of the advantages of an eco retrofit, including, comfort, health and staff satistfaction. It’s also nice to know that our rent is going to support the work of Bletchley Park – www.bletchleypark.org.uk.