Morgan Optometry is a busy practice, in Kidlington, near Oxford. Towards the latter part of 2019, we were approached by the Morgans with a view to refurbishing the retail space and reception.
The brief was to create an interesting and imaginative interior space, high end, and not too clinical. They did not want it to be the same as every other high street practice and were very willing to consider some bold ideas, possibly with an industrial feel. A brick effect wall was suggested, and the reception was to be larger to accommodate staff and all the equipment/storage needed. Displays, storage, 3 dispensing desks, a Visio-Office, seating, children’s frames, and so on, all had to be fitted in.
Our designers came up with a stunning colour palette: a rich dark blue for the reception area, mustard yellow for the seating and oak finishes to the worktops.
The brick wall was included in a sandy red colour, in real brick slips. Feature wallpaper was added to the children’s area, And the frame display included shelving on bespoke wrought iron brackets. The reception desk is beautifully detailed, as is the large storage unit behind it. An acrylic window opens up the space, and also serves as a good space for frame display. And the seating, which was suggested by the client, is stunning: a mustard yellow banquette, wrapping around an existing metal steel column.
The textures of the brick slips, the leather finished seating, the carpet, the vinyl planks, and the timber finishes to the worktops, create a feeling of quality. The graphics in the reception area is clean and bold and helps to emphasize the branding of the practice.
The refurbishment was carried out over about 2 ½ weeks. Shortly after it was completed, in early March 2020, the Coronavirus pandemic struck, and so the practice remained closed for a number of weeks during lockdown. However, now they are busy again, with a space that not only looks incredible but one that inspires confidence through a clean, organised efficient and imaginative environment.
Duration on site: 2 1/2 Weeks
- Electrics & Data
- Furniture & Displays
- Project management