26 July 2019
Betting on Tombola being
Sunderland’s shining star
Ward Robinson was commissioned to project manage the build of Tombola’s new headquarters and working closely with architects, Ryder Architecture, the interior design team selected furniture and furnishings to reflect and complement the architectural spirit of the building.
Europe’s largest bingo company, Tombola, has moved adjacent to their previous headquarters at their riverside campus at Sunderland’s Wylam Wharf on the banks of the River Wear. Tombola House accommodates 160 staff over 25,000 sq. ft of office space.
The building has modern and technologically advanced open-plan offices wrapped around a three storey atrium. The carefully planned furniture help to fulfil Tombola’s aspirations to create opportunities for idea sharing, communication and more organic interactions within a stimulating environment.
The ground floor provides a reception area, meeting rooms, bistro and gym facility. The atrium contains an impressive stretch of bleacher seating leading up to the first floor, providing a dramatic space for presentations and events.
|The count down is on…
1 days to go!On the 27th July, some very brave members of the Ward Robinson team will be challenging themselves by taking part in this years Tough Mudder obstacle course. The team are going to run (or crawl) 10 miles through the mud with the aim of raising £1,000 for the charity ‘Feed My People’. ‘Feed My People’ was set up in 2010 by a member of the Ward Robinson team, Laura Bailey, alongside fellow trustees Dr. Alice Caulker and Tricia Tear, with the aim to build a school for the children of Magburaka, Sierra Leone. The school is now up and running but still needs huge support.
Our goal is to raise £1,000, which pays for a month’s worth of running costs for the school. To read more about the support ‘Feed My People’ provides for the community in Sierra Leone and how your donations will help, follow the link below and please donate whatever you can to help us reach our goal.
https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/wardrobinsonWhat’s new at Ward Robinson Our interior designers take a trip to Clerkenwell Design Week Two of our designers, Louise and Colin, headed down to London in May to check out the 10th ever Clerkenwell design week in London as part of our continuous research and development into new trends and products.
Image features: Allermuir, Senator, Orangebox
The show was as busy and bustling as ever, with lots of interesting details and fresh inspiration for up and coming projects. The wellbeing aspect of design still shone through as a leading element, with biophilia and materials continuing as focal points for most manufacturers. Our personal highlights were Orangebox and Allermuir, with stunning showrooms and beautiful new product launches which we are already beginning to specify back at the office.
Our Ryder Alliance Partners
We are thrilled to welcome Meg and Emma from our Australian alliance partner, i2C Architects. From the Sydney and Brisbane studios, Meg and Emma will be joining our Newcastle Interior Design team for 6 weeks, assisting on our current live projects.
A new face in the office…
Assistant project manager
Alex is currently studying Construction Management at Liverpool John Moores University and has joined the team for his placement year. Prior to attending university, Alex gained experience across a variety of sectors from heritage to retail, where he helped to deliver a £3m post office scheme for the Co-op. Enthusiastic and eager to learn, Alex is excited to gain first-hand experience working in the project management team
Join our team
We are now recruiting for a junior and senior project manager to join our growing team in Newcastle.
If you share our drive, values and enthusiasm we want to hear from you. Head to the careers page on our website for more details and how to apply.