Posted by Zoe Boddy-McEwen

Posted 14 January, 2016 OBI NEWS

darius news picDarius Baniabassian has joined the workplace consultancy team at Manchester based OBI Property.

Darius is a highly experienced interior designer and has worked with major architecture practices including: Arif & Bintoak, one of largest architectural consultants in the UAE and Sheppard Robson. He joins OBI from Fairhursts Design Group where he led a number of landmark workplace interiors for R&D institutions, and advanced technology companies such as the Stoller Biomarker Discovery Centre for the University of Manchester and Thales Group UK Headquarters in Reading.

OBI commenced their workplace consultancy department some four years ago and have continued to expand the team. Stand out jobs have included the recent rentalcars.com fit out at 35 Fountain Street and the award winning fit out for AO.com. The team have recently advised Kuits and Urban Bubble on the fit out of their new offices.

Darius said: “I am thrilled to be joining the OBI workplace consultancy team and to have the opportunity to work on some really interesting design projects.

“I am passionate about delivering exciting conceptual spaces that fit the needs of those who occupy them. I believe that commercial interior design is not just about creating nice places to work in, it is the understanding how people function within a space and tailoring it to enhance both their working and social behaviour. There is no doubt technology has a central role to play in the future of how offices will look and function.”

The workplace consultancy team at OBI Property are working on a number of major projects including: the design of the NCC Group’s new 60,000 sq ft HQ in the XYZ Building, Spinningfields, which promises to be one of the most technologically advanced offices in the country; as well as LJ Group’s Albert Estate, where a collection of five buildings will provide a stunning workspace portfolio.

Will Lewis, Director of OBI Property said: “It’s fantastic to welcome Darius to the team at OBI Property. He has an impressive track record and his skills will certainly bolster our expanding design consultancy as we continue to disrupt the conventional approach to real estate by applying the OBI difference.”