Ipswich Designer creates a funky environment for student accommodation
Newly founded design practice, kreativespace, based in Ipswich, was awarded a tender contract with the University of Essex to produce the interior design specification for student accommodation at its Colchester Campus.
Kreativespace was set up by Kyra Seelbach in Ipswich after working on commercial projects for over 15 years in London. Waving goodbye to the commuter life, Kyra decided to concentrate on providing design services for the local East Anglia area.
Kreativespace’s first major project, undertaken with the University, was to deliver a fresh design for the refurbishment of the University’s South Courts accommodation. This included common areas, kitchens andstudent bedrooms. The finished design created colourful, funky student flats ‐ ready in time to be occupied for the new term.
Operational Services Manager Angie Flynn from the University of Essex said: “I was overwhelmed when I saw the finished product and so were our students on our Arrivals Day when they walked into their home for the coming year. They love the magnetic wallpaper and use this to post their up and coming events, I love it too as it avoids all of the Health and Safety notices being covered over!”
Kreativespace’s owner Kyra Seelbach said: “I am absolutely thrilled about the appointment. It is an exciting project where you can work with colours and bring in fun ideas, making a positive impact on the student environment with good design choices. Everyone loved the newly refurbished accommodation and different colour schemes!”