Office of the month: ghd Headquarters, Leeds

With the festive season upon us, we thought we’d look at one of the most successful women’s hair styling brands.

This ghd headquarters in Leeds is the corporate office / headquarters for the global hair beauty brand with 15,600 sq ft area designed by Carey Jones Architects. The high specification project at Bridgewater Place in Leeds provides a stunning central location for the market-leading styling iron and hair products manufacturer.

The innovative space provides a unique setting which brings ghd’s fashion style and image core values to life. The HQ has a wide variety of uses including being a showcase for products, plus hosting events and developments to the international market. Key elements include the creation of a striking reception area with a catwalk, a multi-functional training academy and open plan offices for 55 staff with a high specification boardroom and break out meeting areas.


ghd Headquarters, Leeds

Office location of the month: Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort, Great Barrier Reef, Australia

This place sounds like the most tranquil of places to work, especially if you like tropical heat and being close to nature! Lady Elliot Island is one of only three island resorts on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and the only resort with direct flight access to the island airstrip. The island is located within the Great Barrier Reef Marine and is teeming with life and live corals, famous for a resident population of 40 manta rays.

There are approximately 40 people working and living on Lady Elliot Island, from café staff to diving instructors. The staff accommodation area is located on the Western side of the island and is accessible by short walking tracks. Visitors to the island range from a handful to a strict maximum of 150 daily.

Most importantly Lady Elliot Island staff really care about the reef. The guided tours showcase their knowledge and the need to respect and preserve the reef.

Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort Great Barrier Reef Australia

Office Gadget of the month

At The Serviced Office Company we love gadgets and are always on the look-out for ones that will brighten up your day in the office. Here’s something to get you excited about Christmas!

Grow your own Christmas veg at your desk! We love Christmas and everything about it… including the vegetables. Christmas dinner can include any combination of tasty veg, but there are two that stick out in our minds as synonymous with the most wonderful time of the year: sprouts and carrots!

So as a idea for those who are a little green fingered, like to grow their own produce or just really love Christmas dinner, you have both carrots and sprouts in our Christmas veg planter kit. The pack contains everything you’ll need to grow your very own yuletide sprouts and carrots including seeds, starter pots, compost discs and plant markers. Just make sure ’tis the season when you plant them!

Ho Ho Grow

Office of the month: Letterman Digital Arts Center (LDAC), located in the Presidio, San Francisco

Following on from our last location of the month, the Skywalker Ranch, Mr Lucas has one other gem of a work place to his name. The Letterman Digital Arts Center, or LDAC, is the combined home of Industrial Light & Magic, LucasArts and Lucasfilm’s marketing, online and licensing units.

Once a military hospital in the Presidio of San Francisco adjacent to the Palace of Fine Arts, it has been redesigned to fit the needs of the Lucas’ entertainment mecca. Before even a single screw was turned, George Lucas personally oversaw the entire process of digitally conceptualising and rendering the rooms in the buildings.

The lobby of Building B is open to the public during regular business hours and contains a gallery of Lucasfilm memorabilia including props and costumes from the Star Wars film series.

Letterman Digital Arts Center