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Inspired Spaces North 2017: The Winner and Top 10 revealed


The Inspired Spaces North initiative – the search for the most inspired workspaces in the North – came to an end with a fantastic party at HUS in Liverpool last night.

Once the judges’ comments and public vote – which attracted an astonishing 7,500 votes – had been taken into consideration, the winner was revealed as Sheffield agency Jaywing.

The full top 10 inspired spaces are showcased below – but first watch the top 10 revealed in Liverpool last night:

The Inspired Spaces North initiative, in association with Active Profile and Prolific North, was backed by headline partner Capital & Centric and supporting partners BrabnersZut Media, Sheila Bird Group and GVA.

David Wood, Chief Creative Director at Jaywing, said: “It was a project that we had a team working on for the best part of two years from finding the building to working out how to better use the space and it’s been interesting. 

“I’ve done a few talks about the building since we’ve moved in because it’s been in the Architect’s Journal and various other publications. I’ve stopped really talking about the design of the space and I’ve started to talk about what it means for the business and how its changed the way we work and the impact that it’s had culturally on the team. 

“It’s just been incredible and changed the way we behave, the atmosphere, the feel that you were talking about in a space, it’s been a wonderful thing for us really and very much worth the investment.”

Watch a video about this year’s competition:

Nick Jaspan, Publisher of Prolific North, added: “What a fantastic night in Liverpool and after a incredibly competitive battle, Jaywing is a deserved winner.

“What this initiative has demonstrated once again is that not only are we blessed in the North with an array of extraordinary workspaces, but also that those spaces have a direct impact on productivity, morale and ultimately success.”


The Top 10 Inspired Spaces in the North

Albert Works, home of Sheffield agency Jaywing.

Winner: Jaywing

Human Recognition Systems – The Bunker

2. Human Recognition Systems

Vivid Office

3. Vivid

Co-op Digital – The Federation

4. Co-op Digital

Auto Trader – First Street

5. Auto Trader

Hoults Ltd – Hoults Yard

6. Hoults Ltd

EKM Office

7. EKM

8. Seventy7

9. Avenue HQ

Workspace Design & Build at Social Chain

10. Social Chain

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