Moon Design + Build (as it was called then) started life in a spare bedroom, in a small house in Clifton. With a growing team a new headquarters was required.
A property was found; a single-storey double garage that, in reality, was little more than an asbestos roof spanning between two party walls. After planning permission was agreed, work began.
In the day they worked on client projects; in the evenings and on weekends they built Moon’s first home. As business picked up, this office too was quickly outgrown. The hunt for a space resumed.
The perfect property was found close to Whiteladies Road. The building had been in commercial use since the 1800s, originally in the form of livery stables with living accommodation within.
Transforming the building into a contemporary office space involved completely remodelling the old part of the building at the front, and building a new two-storey extension at the rear.
The Coach House is where we still reside today.
The difference a well-designed workplace makes to your day can’t be understated. You have to want to be there; to feel proud of your surroundings and let them inspire you. The Coach House does all of these things.
At the heart of the office, the oil to our cogs, is the espresso machine. But our coffee machine sums up more than just our need for caffeine; it captures Moon’s attitude to everything. You can’t pick and choose excellence, it must permeate everything.
We’re researching a second espresso machine.
The Coach House,
18 Sutherland Place,
01179 733 284