Ponderosa Office Refurbishment – Leeds

Bowman Riley was approached by marketing agency, Ponderosa to provide interior design services in support of their relocation from Wharfebank Mills in Otley to Leeds city centre.

Relocating to Leeds, Ponderosa’s objective was to attract and retain high calibre staff with the buzz and convenience of the city. Following our successful completion of the refurbishment of Wharfebank Mills, we were recommended to Ponderosa as best placed to help them create cool and contemporary office interiors.

Built as an Edwardian Sunday school, the building was converted into an assembly hall before becoming a nightclub in the early 21st century. Now a serviced office space with exposed brickwork, we assisted Ponderosa with space planning, office layout and design.

As part of the interior design service, we created an asset library of existing furniture to enable us to accurately and efficiently space plan the new offices. Working closely with the client, we developed the ancillary spaces including meeting, breakout and kitchen spaces.

At present, we are developing a detailed design for a multi-purpose space to enable them to host events, hold presentations and create an improved area for breakout activities. Inspired the building’s former function as a nightclub, we are creating a VIP area vibe with bleacher seating, booths, high-level benches and cafe style seating with a sumptuous feel.