The new Santander Work Café in Jersey is the banking institution’s first major high street location in the Channel Islands. The banking space is designed to provide customers with a better experience in a comfortable and open environment and is the work of Santander’s in-house architects, Jose Miguel Perez Tallon and Ruben Sesmero Blanco. They worked with fit-out contractor Style Shopfitting, to specify Amtico Signature LVT, which was fitted by Marett Floorcraft.
When considering the design for the new Work Café, Santander’s in-house architect team wanted to experiment with a new floor pattern to bring together the informal meeting and co-working spaces on the ground and first floors. Amtico produced a bespoke version of its Aspekt laying pattern, using shards of Signature in Worn Oak, Solar Pine and Exposed Concrete for an ultramodern and urban look to inspire visitors, create specific zones and link the two floors of the building. The design blends into Worn Oak, laid in Stripwood, to aid wayfinding and subtly connect different areas while complementing the colour scheme.
“The custom laying patterns in the Work Café gave us the opportunity to install an Amtico Signature design that is completely unique. It is always exciting to be involved with a bespoke project, and the overall appearance at the Work Café looks terrific.”
Managing Director, Marett Floorcraft Ltd
“The huge range of Amtico products – particularly their versatility – allowed us to create a new bespoke gradient pattern to emphasise specific areas. The transition created between different materials helped us to enhance one of the key concepts of the project, which is the mix of different uses within the Santander Work Café, including the coworking spaces, meeting rooms, ATM banking facilities and a café.”
Ruben Sesmero Blanco
Architect, Santander UK Property