Creating a Friends(ly) feel

A thriving Teesside specialist digital marketing agency, the award-winning MABO spread its wings into another floor of office space at the heart of the refurbished Albert North development in central Middlesbrough in 2020.


While an increase in staff prompted MABO’s move, the company wanted to create a homely and warm workspace where each team member would feel happy and content. The idea was to create a flowing and relaxed workspace coupled with breakout areas for training and development and staff downtime rather than rows upon rows of desks.


We wanted to create an engaging focus for staff and the result is a trendy workspace – with a slightly familiar vibe. One of the breakout areas has been designed to reflect a Friends theme, with the colours and layout of Monica and Rachel’s famous TV living room. It’s a light-hearted mix with a chilled-out personality and one which has proved to be a talking point.