Feature, Freight News, Logistics

Freight CAN be cool

[ August 11, 2015   //   ]

When family owned forwarder Soton Freight based in Totton, Southampton needed to move to larger premises, it wasn’t satisfied with any old shed. Not only do its new premises offer 19,000sq ft of freight handling space, but its boasts a unique interior provided by office fit-out specialists, Space & Solutions. Creative use of old containers reflects not only the industry, but the company’s core values, says managing director, Ross Negus.
To be frank, the exterior of the building is nothing special; it’s what’s inside that has the wow factor. As the presentation for the new offices explains, Soton Freight and its interior designers “have created a facility to not only provide an efficient operating space, but a space that is an absolute pleasure to work in.
“In addition to this, there were other requests made to the designer, to incorporate industry elements into the building, and bring a sense of what Southampton Freight Services is really about – and what we really do as a company. So the team and the Negus family worked tirelessly for several months to come up with a design that would do all of the above, plus allow for expansion, create efficiency and calmness, and provide us with a wonderful environment to invite our clients, partners and suppliers to visit.
In an industry where dog-eared old carpet tiles and grubby grey plastic panelling are the norm, truly a breath of fresh air.
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