Futuristic fit-out for Rocketmakers

4 Oct 2018

Rocketmakers moved into Manvers Street in June and their new workspace, created by Bath-based office design and build company Interaction, features the team’s very own rocket! See it for yourself thanks to a virtual tour, created by fast-growing firm Go Virtually.

Founded in 2004, Rocketmakers have seen unprecedented growth in the past decade. In 2018 alone, the software developers have received A Queen’s Award for Enterprise, a Creative Bath Award for Innovation, and The Bath Life Platinum Award. With this in mind, the team needed a space that would meet their growing reputation and needs – in terms of space-efficiency, agility, and attracting new recruits and partners.

Expansion to new office space

The Rocketmakers team found their new home at the refurbished 20 Manvers Street, where Interaction had previously created a new workplace for fellow tenants Wild & Wolf. The office design and build firm were therefore a natural choice when it came to Rocketmakers’ new space; after six weeks on site, Richard Godfrey and the team were presented with a wow-factor new space fit for their innovative and forward-thinking business.

As well as a rocket that doubles up as a seating area, the workplace offers a combination of individual and collaborative working areas, meaning staff members can choose to work how and where they think best. Other key features include tiered seating, the latest integrated technology, and the incorporation of the Rocketmakers branding; their vibrant colour palette has been utilised across the office, and around every corner there are “rocket” touches, including on lockers and in finishing touches.

Collaboration with Interaction

Commenting on their new space, Founder and CEO Richard Godfrey said: “We really wanted our new office to embody our Rocketmakers brand and our Queens Award winning innovative approach to software development, so when it came to choosing an office design and build company it really was a "no-brainer" for me. We knew about Interaction’s great reputation in and around Bath and the amazing space the team created for our Wild & Wolf neighbours, plus they're based just seconds away from our previous office!

"Fast forward past lots of great collaborative meetings between both their and our design teams, and I was thrilled with what Interaction had created for us at 20 Manvers Street. The entire team worked tirelessly at every stage of the project, from first meetings all the way through to the handover. Not only were they dedicated, but so easy and friendly to work with too.

"Thanks to their hard work, the Rocketmakers team and I now have a workplace to be proud of -  it embodies our core values of working hard but having fun at the same time. I’m already seeing the positive affect the space is having on our team and customers; it’s inspiring and offers everything we need to function as a modern, creative and innovative firm. A great plus is that team members are free to work where they want, whether that be in the breakout, on the hot desks, or in our very own rocket!

"I’d have no qualms recommending Interaction for other office design and fit-out works – they made the process run smoother than I ever thought possible.”