East Langton design firm goes retro with its office expansion

Staff from The Attic Room during their launch party last month
Staff from The Attic Room during their launch party last month

A retail design specialist in the district has recently finished an office expansion and a redesign to create more space for its growing business.

The Attic Room Design, based at Astley Grange Farm in Back Lane, East Langton, has been in business for nearly ten years and designs and creates permanent retail sites, point-of-sale displays, event sites and window displays.

Its designs are installed at department store groups, small independent shops, shopping malls and airport lounges.

The Attic Room, which has a clients’ portfolio including some premium beauty and technology firms, has recently created a retro-themed office.

The expansion has given its growing team more space – the firm says it has grown by 20 per cent, including turnover and employment, over the last year.

The re-design, which has been finished with different styles of print application, has created areas for a larger boardroom and a playroom with pool table and juke box for staff to use in their breaks.

Some of the new features include 70s-style furniture, a materials library, a garden with swinging chair, a flying duck on the wall, a cuckoo clock and the firm’s new mascot, Atticus the teddy bear.

Shauna Read, the creative director of the firm and who implemented the new look, said: “As all our departments have grown, we needed more space and we’ve been lucky enough to extend into buildings next to our existing offices.

“We wanted to take the opportunity, as a design company, to put our creativity into our own offices, showcasing what we can do from a production point of view, and to inspire clients when they visit.”

The office expansion was officially launched and celebrated on February 24 with a party where staff dressed up in retro clothing.

Its sister companies – The Attic Room Retail and The Printing Room Ltd – are located on the same site and are also expanding as business continues to grow.

For more details, see the website www.theattic-room.co.uk.