University of Hertfordshire

Creation of modern centralized administration hubs for staff

Project Manager

University of Hertfordshire


The Innovation Centre UOH College Lane AL10 9AB




12 Weeks

This refurbishment was Pexhurst's 100th Job with the University of Hertfordshire. Pexhurst was tasked with the conversion of ground floor office space from basic offices to a modern open plan area to be used by staff as a relaxation area and to form inspirational space for creative working.

The project consisted of the complete strip out of cellular offices and existing services installations leaving a full open plan area. The design called for all new services installed at high level to be exposed, but fully decorated in a dark grey and beneath to receive new lighting and decorative panels offering a sleek modern design.

In the strip out process we uncovered a diagonal brace as part of the main structure of the building and this was turned into a design feature with slatted joinery screens fitted above and below to enhance the area.

A stylish new kitchen was created, that included a modern usable area for students to meet and discuss, using the new breakfast bar.

A modern look has been achieved using multiple floor finishes and textures, along with slatted timber and glazed partitions, coloured feature walls transforming the whole ground floor into a modern, fresh feeling area ready for the new student year commencing in September.