LOCATION Auckland, New Zealand
Increased community engagement through Furniture Fundamentals
Odyssey House is a not-for-profit organisation who partners with local communities, schools and health organisations to help people overcome alcohol, drug and gambling addiction problems and turn their lives around. Odyssey House services New Zealand communities with over 140 specially-trained professionals and seven treatment centres, including a variety of community programs in the Auckland region and Whangarei area.
Known as a social welfare halfway house for drug addictions, Odyssey House has been operating out of a dated premise for decades and required an updated furniture refurbishment that created a welcoming look and feel for members and family affiliations. As a not-for-profit organisation, Odyssey had a tight budget with an objective to achieve a new public space with robust furnishings and private consulting areas across two levels.
As an existing Single Source provider procuring office products, kitchen, facilities products, Staples NZ collaborated with Odyssey House to deliver an updated business interior that consisted of updated meeting rooms, training rooms, interview rooms and lobby across a 700 SQM ground floor entry and an upstairs mezzanine office space of 250 SQM. The fabrics and colour palettes of all the furnishings were selected to blend with the company brand creating a warm and inviting feel for the community visitors and their family members.
By completing the business interior within the project timelines, Odyssey House successfully carried out a grand opening of the new centre to promote the facility and support available to the community. A future proofed office design has boosted engagement between management and staff including a hot desk environment and room for additional workstations to support recruitment plans. Enquires to carry out business interior for a further six sites have been supported by site visits and a project schedule to supply furnishings for all sites as one project.