Traffic Control Room Furniture at Hampshire County Council
New traffic control room furniture at Hampshire County Council has recently been installed by Thinking Space Systems. The previous traffic engineering office and control room were relocated to The Castle premises in Winchester town centre last November.
With the relocation project being planned over several years, Thinking Space were tasked with designing and manufacturing a four operator position console with a scalloped worktop to create individual workspaces. The focus of the room is an Evolution media wall in a 2 by 6 screen configuration, showing CCTV information, with handy storage beneath. Monitor mounts, 24/7 chairs and storage are also provided.
Hampshire County Council are long-standing clients of Thinking Space. With a relationship spanning the length of the company’s history, it is timely that the relocation and new furniture provision has occurred as the company celebrate their 15th anniversary. With the original consoles being provided in 2001 by then local manufacturing company Alusett, Thinking Space took on the responsibility of maintaining the consoles. Over the course of the last 15 years, Thinking Space have maintained the control room, with the last modifications occurring around six years ago, when the control room moved from CRT’s to flat screen monitors.
With this relocation, a chance to upgrade the surroundings and create an aesthetically pleasing environment was key, as Andrew Webber, Principle Engineer at Hampshire County Highways explains. “The furniture is a big change from the previous furniture having been over 18 years old, and effects it has had on staff and our operations have been noticed. The new furniture is modern, easy to maintain and has created a clean environment for staff that they can feel proud of. From initial consultation to installation, the process was smooth. Thinking Space staff were professional and worked efficiently to ensure the furniture was ready before the final move”.