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Downtown in Business member Blueprint Interiors has won the Innovation in Construction category at the Leicestershire Live Innovation Awards 2019, for the project to transform its offices, WorkLife Central in Ashby de la Zouch.

The company was also shortlisted alongside some exceptional organisations for the Excellence in Design Award at the East Midlands Bricks Awards 2019 and a nominee for E2E’s Entrepreneurs Awards.

The awards recognise the innovation shown during the transformation of Blueprint’s head office, WorkLife Central, where they took a typical business park office building and transformed it into an agile work environment which can accommodate up to 80 workspaces for individuals and teams. In reality, the quality and variety of places translates into a far more productive and healthier workspace for everyone who uses it.

Relationships with staff, supply chain and existing and prospective clients have been transformed and has led to Blueprint Interiors winning the design and fit-out work in 3 of the other 5 buildings in the Ivanhoe Business Park development alone.

The scope of works included the design of feature stairs, the full mechanical system, lighting, acoustics and furniture. Blueprint also combined branding with the pioneering use of biophilic materials and plant life to create a stunning interior geared towards making people feel comfortable, productive and motivated to give their best.

Commenting, Chairman and Founder Rob Day said: “Providing the ideal built environment filled with resources that allow people to ‘get things done’ is valuable on so many levels. It helps businesses to grow by creating a culture where employees are treated as human beings rather than assets. It really matters. We incorporate innovation into workplace design as it can be the difference between a thriving business filled with happy and passionate people and an average one filled with indifferent or unhappy people. Our commitment to this ethos has been incorporated in to our offices at ‘Work Life Central’ to provide a living example of how a company’s workspace can be transformed.”