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Paramount Appointed to Bring the Outdoors-Inside for Green Retreats


This article has been submitted by UpriseVSI

Office design and fit-out specialist, Paramount Interiors has been appointed by the UK’s largest supplier of garden rooms to undertake the interior design and fit-out of a new showroom.

Established in 2005, Buckinghamshire-based Green Retreats, specialise in the design and manufacture of garden room products for work and leisure purposes. The company has installed over 11,000 garden rooms for its customers and has also worked for corporate clients including Grand Designs, the Royal Horticultural Society, The National Trust, Channel 4, BBC, and the Ministry of Defence.

Having tendered the contract and shortlisted a number of potential companies for the new showroom, Green Retreats selected Paramount to design, fit out and furnish a new building which is set alongside the company’s manufacturing facility. It will house a ground-floor showroom and first-floor offices.

Commenting on the reason for selecting Paramount, James Fox, Marketing Manager at Green Retreats said;

“Once we met with the team at Paramount and discussed their initial ideas, it became obvious that our two companies shared a lot of the same values

“Paramount’s design concept took on board our aspiration to create spaces that were displayed within a showroom but still felt like they were outdoors.”

The new showroom, which will be located just outside Aylesbury is scheduled to open at the end of March 2018 and will be the largest of its kind in the UK. The layout will be designed in such a way as to demonstrate how Green Retreats’ garden rooms can be used for many different applications, including social spaces, home offices, and play rooms.

It will also feature biophilic design principles, a key part of Paramount’s proposed design approach, which is the process of incorporating natural materials, natural light, and vegetation into the built environment to create an organic experience for visitors.  This is something that Paramount has used in the past when designing and fitting out the Welsh Government’s Life Sciences Hub at 3 Assembly Square in Cardiff Bay, which features a preserved moss wall and silver birch timbers in the reception area. The double-height space of Green Retreats’ showroom will not only allow for plenty of natural light but also feature a combination of tall trees and lower-level planting.

Helen Bartlett, Design Director at Paramount Interiors said,

“Working on this project has been great fun for our design team. Not only did the brief require some out-of-the-box thinking but the Green Retreats team have been a pleasure to work alongside, engaging with us both creatively and inspirationally and we are looking forward to seeing our design concept come to life.”