Franklin Offshore/Rotterdam

Bursting with original industrial character

Franklin Offshore makes – and the name says it all – steel cables for offshore companies, among other things. One of the largest offshore companies in the world ended up in the old shipyard of RDM, now owned by the Port of Rotterdam Authority. Sprank was commissioned to do the interior design for this new accommodation.

In association with
Read Me Signing

A beautiful warehouse like this offers many possibilities. But, of course, it's also a challenge to make sure you don't feel lost in the enormous space of such a large warehouse. We wanted to create atmosphere and intimacy in this warehouse. Without it getting fussy or cluttery of course. We sometimes have to do a bit of puzzling with such a problem. You just have to take the time to think about it and let the ideas gradually come about by getting a feeling for how you could utilise this kind of space.

We incorporated many historical elements into the building that were all aesthetically beautiful, such as a beam that became a bridge construction for a meeting room. You can see the old dimensions of the SS Rotterdam on the meeting room ceiling. But we also added history. We made a large acoustic wall with a beautiful old photo of Heijplaat on it.

Main wishes

  • Atmosphere and intimacy in a large warehouse
  • An eye for the history of the building and the company
  • Optimal use of light
  • Precision and detailing radiating through the interior
  • Showing professional character
  • Integrating Feng shui parts

The result

A large warehouse that is nevertheless atmospheric, in which aesthetically beautiful historical elements have been preserved.

In short


  • We mostly want to know why new accommodation, refurbishment or transformation of the office is necessary, and what the benefits have to be for the people, the company and the customers.


  • The first image formation gives an impression of a new interior, the office design, working methods and the atmosphere.
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  • If you are pleasantly surprised, we will refine the design: we'll align colours and materials, and develop technical drawings and interior design.


  • We supervise construction and interior design, so that we can commission the project in a usable form. We work hard to always honour our agreements.

Get started together?

Call Luc Scholten

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06 430 624 03

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