“Eyesore” warehouse at Bournemouth Triangle turned into new home for two businesses

Bournemouth Echo: The teams from Fireworx and IADigital outside the refurbished building at Bournemouth’s Triangle The teams from Fireworx and IADigital outside the refurbished building at Bournemouth’s Triangle

AN “EYESORE” warehouse at Bournemouth’s Triangle has been turned into a distinctive new home for two creative businesses.

The two companies – web development agency IADigital and creative marketing agency Fireworx – took on a building with no running water, central heating or electrics and transformed it.

Daniel Smith, managing director of Fireworx, said: “Both Fireworx and IADigital were expanding, so we needed more space, fast.

“We wanted to find an office as unique as the work we do.

“We took on the challenge of turning the warehouse into something beautiful as we believed this to represent us as companies – original and innovative.”

The transformation of the building, which the companies described as an ‘eyesore’, took 10 weeks. The businesses enlisted the help of Jo Greenwood, who is the mother of IADigital managing director Adam Greenwood and has years of property development and interior design experience.

Jo said the building was a ‘dilapidated shell’ but that she wanted to bring its ‘industrial beginnings back to life’.

She said: “The design for the décor evolved from the idea of modern open plan, within the original industrial shell, so sharp and glossy in some areas and a little vintage added in to keep the warehouse character.”

The meeting room is one of the most modern touches, separated by a 9ft glass and Perspex wall with LED downlighters, and featuring what appears to be a floating boardroom table with 10 bright orange chairs and a 50-inch LED screen.

IADigital does web development work with companies such as Currys PC World and Visit Scotland, while Fireworx’s clients include Harveys and Brighthouse.

The offices were opened with a reception featuring champagne and tapas from local restaurant Koh Thai.

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11:17am Tue 21 Jan 14

John T says...

It looks even more of a monstrosity than the IMAX!
It looks even more of a monstrosity than the IMAX! John T
  • Score: -14

11:36am Tue 21 Jan 14

BoscVegas says...

IAD and Fireworx?? sound like thinly veiled front companies for a terrorist cell to me.
IAD and Fireworx?? sound like thinly veiled front companies for a terrorist cell to me. BoscVegas
  • Score: -4

11:43am Tue 21 Jan 14

Tig says...

John T wrote:
It looks even more of a monstrosity than the IMAX!
It doesn't actually, have a look at it here:-

http://tinyurl.com/n
rb4wnk
[quote][p][bold]John T[/bold] wrote: It looks even more of a monstrosity than the IMAX![/p][/quote]It doesn't actually, have a look at it here:- http://tinyurl.com/n rb4wnk Tig
  • Score: 6

11:53am Tue 21 Jan 14

iadigital says...

John T wrote:
It looks even more of a monstrosity than the IMAX!
I assure you it isn't - more pictures of the hard work that went into the project can be found here...

http://bit.ly/1hIwGp
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[quote][p][bold]John T[/bold] wrote: It looks even more of a monstrosity than the IMAX![/p][/quote]I assure you it isn't - more pictures of the hard work that went into the project can be found here... http://bit.ly/1hIwGp U iadigital
  • Score: 10

12:10pm Tue 21 Jan 14

spooki says...

We'll done! For using a building and looking after it instead of just letting it rot and then whining about it.
We'll done! For using a building and looking after it instead of just letting it rot and then whining about it. spooki
  • Score: 11

1:41pm Tue 21 Jan 14

MrPitiful says...

Superb -

Another building now being used well in the Triangle area.

Not bad for a "sleazy" part of town.

For anyone who still thinks this, and hasn't been over here for a while, come and take a look!
Superb - Another building now being used well in the Triangle area. Not bad for a "sleazy" part of town. For anyone who still thinks this, and hasn't been over here for a while, come and take a look! MrPitiful
  • Score: 7

5:46pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

It least it's not another gay bar.
It least it's not another gay bar. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: 2

5:57pm Tue 21 Jan 14

pete woodley says...

Sir Beachy Head wrote:
It least it's not another gay bar.
Not yet.
[quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: It least it's not another gay bar.[/p][/quote]Not yet. pete woodley
  • Score: 0

9:19pm Tue 21 Jan 14

misplacedspaniard says...

pete woodley wrote:
Sir Beachy Head wrote:
It least it's not another gay bar.
Not yet.
What would be wrong with a gay bar??
[quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: It least it's not another gay bar.[/p][/quote]Not yet.[/p][/quote]What would be wrong with a gay bar?? misplacedspaniard
  • Score: 0

2:26pm Wed 22 Jan 14

spooki says...

misplacedspaniard wrote:
pete woodley wrote:
Sir Beachy Head wrote:
It least it's not another gay bar.
Not yet.
What would be wrong with a gay bar??
I'd rather have a "gay bar" with respectful, well behaved patrons than a grubby "every night is student night" pub.
[quote][p][bold]misplacedspaniard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pete woodley[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sir Beachy Head[/bold] wrote: It least it's not another gay bar.[/p][/quote]Not yet.[/p][/quote]What would be wrong with a gay bar??[/p][/quote]I'd rather have a "gay bar" with respectful, well behaved patrons than a grubby "every night is student night" pub. spooki
  • Score: 1

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