Wednesday, February 6, 2013

CreditSafe Receives Community Development Award

Now-Featured Wind Bracing

Congratulations to CreditSafe Company for receiving a Community Development award from the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce at their Lehigh Valley Economic Outlook Luncheon on Tuesday January 22, 2013.  CreditSafe is Europe’s most-used supplier of online company credit reports.  The company is headquartered in Cardiff, Wales, UK, with offices in Germany, France, Sweden, Ireland, Belgium and the Netherlands.  W2A Design Group is proud to have assisted CreditSafe in launching its US operations on Pond Road in Allentown this past September.

Services provided by W2A included: field survey of existing space; preparation of existing building plans; new space plan in conjunction with Steelcase dealer, IWS, of Allentown; preparation of architectural plans for permitting; selection of finishes; and construction coordination with general contractor, Shane Patrick, of Allentown.  During demolition, unknown building wind bracing was discovered within two walls; it was thus decided to make an architectural element out of the wind bracing and to paint it “CreditSafe Red”.
Typical Workstation Cluster

Employee Break Room

Typical Common Work Area
Conference Room
Employee Break Room

Photographs by Alyssha Eve Csuk