Building society makes major investment in office upgrade

Mutual House

Ashby design and fit-out firm Blueprint Interiors has won the contract to carry out the refurbishment of Melton Building Society’s Mutual House offices.

Work is set to start in early October to modernise the interior of landmark building on Leicester Road.

The project is aimed at improving the functionality of the workspace for Melton Building Society staff, and also provide new meeting and event space that will be opened up for use by local charities and community groups.

Simon Taylor, CEO of Melton Building Society, said: “As a mutual, our founding purpose is to ‘build thriving communities’ and so the aim of the revamp is to better accommodate our colleagues, most of whom live locally, with a more efficient work environment and to bring value to our members by investing in our shared future.

“We are very excited to be able to enhance our services by opening up the improved space and inviting our members in on a regular basis – hosting workshops and events and supporting community projects.”

Melton Building Society has hired 35 new roles this year, taking its total to over 135 staff.

Chloe Sproston, creative and commercial director at Blueprint Interiors, said: “It’s been a huge privilege to work alongside The Melton team during our workplace consultancy and design stages. We’ve taken time to understand how its people and processes need to be supported, so that they can deliver on the society’s objective to become a ‘modern mutual’. The result is a bespoke selection of spaces. From tech driven workspaces to community focused cafes – all perfected to suit the needs and activities of colleagues, members and the wider community. Delivering these transformational spaces is about to begin, and we can’t wait to see it come to life.”

The work is set to be completed in the spring of 2023.