Published: July, 2017
Kinley are determined to be more than a cheerleader in the radical advances in creating attractive workplace environments and ambience
Kinley Systems Ltd, based in the beautiful East Sussex Rother Valley, is determined to be more than a cheerleader in the radical advances in creating attractive workplace environments and ambience. ‘Wellness’ factors, designed-in and integrated, positively enhance productivity and team collaboration.
As part of their on-going research and development of outdoor urban living, and terrace construction solutions in particular, Kinley Systems, is currently focusing on the challenge of creating seamless transitions from indoor to outdoor working and living spaces. Kinley already has a reputation as pioneers in virtually eliminating ecologically unsound traditional hard landscaping products with innovative, sustainable and cost-effective replacements.
In the UK, the recently published plans for the Kings Cross, Google HQ ‘groundscraper’ complex has a ‘rooftop field’, one of the largest commercial roof terraces in Europe with gardens, and a running track. Thomas Heatherwick one of the building’s designers commented that ‘we have treated this building like a piece of infrastructure, made from a family of interchangeable elements which ensure that the building will stay flexible for years to come’
Leading global commercial interior design consultants Unispace incorporate ‘Activity Based Working’ as their basic philosophy for maximising flexibility and attractive environment ambience. Unispace, currently designing the largest corporate development in the Southern Hemisphere, is ‘incorporating artificial intelligence, around 50 different work environments and adding plenty of wellness elements and amenities to keep employees happy.’
To help accelerate this focus on workforce wellness and biophilic environments Kinley have introduced comprehensive terrace construction package deals. The versatility, stability and strength of the ‘Raaft’ sustainable (recycled and recyclable) aluminium support systems transform very daunting (uneven rooftop?) near-impossibilities into easily constructed highly cost-effective workplace extensions.
For professional designers Kinley is facilitating a complete spectrum of outdoor, sustainable and durable surface options for interior or outdoor working space extensions with simple integration and completely seamless transitions. Kinley’s existing range of ‘Terrafina’ timber (PEFC Certificated) and polymer composite boards or premium quality porcelain tiling complements the innovative features of the ‘Raaft’ substructure systems.
The incorporation of significant additional networking and chill-out space, made even more attractively green with (Kinley supplied, of course) bespoke planters, augments the attractiveness to potential and existing employees. Additional work space would also clearly be ‘value added’ in enhancing property capital values.