Crane Payment Innovations (CPI) is a global provider of payment facilities offering a wide range of leading cashless, coin, note and pay station solutions. With offices across the world, the company has one of its UK bases at New Coin Street in Oldham, Greater Manchester. Here they offer an extensive range of product portfolios to meet a variety of business needs. CPI specialises in designing and manufacturing the black boxes and accompanying software that operates a host of coin slots, parking meters and gambling machines, which are then deployed worldwide.
At CPI’s Oldham location, we were tasked with transforming a factory space into offices accommodating 50 staff. Our team was instructed to create two meeting rooms with a retractable partition, creating a single large room. A 3D printing room, an engineer’s office, a trio of testing labs, a kitchen and a breakout area were also required. This Manchester office design was an exciting project to work on.
As part of the project, we were required to shot blast the walls in order to expose the natural brick, create a false floor with steps, a disabled ramp and desk space for 50 team members. A new gridded ceiling was also necessary.
Converting factory space into office space is never easy because the whole aesthetic of the area has to be re-visualised and configured to make it fit for purpose. The creation of a false floor, the shot-blasting to the walls and the new gridded ceiling all had to be carefully planned so that they were carried out sequentially and in adherence to the strict project timeline. The nature of the client’s business also meant a substantial amount of bespoke furniture was needed. Our expertise in sourcing such furniture at affordable prices was a key factor in CPI choosing Flow for this project.
The client has described our work as “flawless”, calling our attention to detail “amazing”. We provided full project management, enabling our client to focus their time on their core duties. CPI added that the Flow customer experience and furniture quality was “excellent” and that because they needed a lot of bespoke furniture “Flow office was the only company that could accommodate this at an excellent price.”
The client also stated that they “will definitely be ordering more soon.”
CPI now have a highly contemporary office space that is aligned perfectly to their needs. We were delighted to work with such an innovative and forward-thinking company on this prestigious project and look forward to working with CPI again in the future.
The Client's Opinion
Flow Office was the only company that could accommodate this at an excellent price. The project was flawless and the attention to detail from Lee was amazing. With full project management from start to finish I could focus my time on my own work.