Umbrella Brings the Outside In With New Break Area

Umbrella Brings the Outside In With New Break Area

18 October 2019

We’ve gone all green-fingered with our new break out area, creating the perfect garden space for staff to eat, meet and relax during breaks.

The weather isn’t always brilliant outside our Wilmslow offices, especially now that we are inching towards winter. But the new garden-themed breakout area turns every lunch time into a park-side picnic.

With large picnic tables, foliage walls, planters and reclaimed wood panelling, the garden paradise is the perfect place to sit down, collect your thoughts and take five. But our favourite feature is the three large brand-coloured umbrellas that unify everyone under the same canopy.

And it isn’t just for dining. Staff and visitors are already making great use of the secret garden for spontaneous meetings, social occasions, team working sessions and company bonding.

Miles Grady, Director of Umbrella.co.uk, said: “We like to provide a fun and relaxing atmosphere for all of our employees. Whether it’s table football, pool table, retro arcade games and now, a secret garden, we want to do everything we can to make sure staff and visitors feel right at home. We don’t have the resources of a Facebook or a Google, but anything we can do to boost staff welfare is worthwhile in my book.

We’d like to thank Jessica Rowlands at https://www.iwantplants.co.uk, the UK’s leading independent supplier of horticultural displays, for all their help and input helping make our vision a reality.

“Exposure to greenery and sunlight yields a 15% increase in wellbeing and creativity and a 6% increase in productivity.”  Human Spaces. “Biophilic Design in the Workplace.”

If you want to come and see it for yourself, then be sure to make an appointment with one of our account managers. And if you want to enjoy the garden every day, then be sure to follow us on social media and look out for job adverts.