A SWEDISH bank has engaged a Huddersfield architect firm to design the interiors for two of its branches in the UK.
Above & Beyond, based at Folly Hall, has designed the interior of the Handelsbanken offices in Leeds and York.
The design teamed the bank’s corporate colours of blues and greys with light oaks to give a Scandinavian feel as well as lots of glass to create a light and open environment.
The interior design specialist was briefed to deliver a “calm, professional environment” for the business bank in each location and worked closely with each branch manager on the development of the design scheme, office layout and fit out of the office space.
As Handelsbanken plans to expand further in the UK, Above & Beyond hopes to continue to build on the relationship and help the bank deliver a consistent brand look across its growing portfolio of branches.
Richard Hammond, of Handelsbanken, said: “We were impressed by the way in which Above & Beyond translated our colour palette and corporate values to create a welcoming commercial interior.”
Andrew Stoddart, managing director of Above & Beyond, said: “We’re pleased with the relationship we’ve developed with Handlesbanken.
“Our clear and open approach to listening to their requirements, together with the teams skill in creatively translating the brief and managing project delivery on site has meant we have achieved positive results.
“We hope that after completing these two interiors successfully they will be the first of many as we continue to build the relationship with Handelsbanken further.”