Cirencester Friendly SocietyNew Build Office Fit-Out and Relocation
We recently completed a full furniture fit-out of a brand-new building for Cirencester Friendly Society, a member-owned business providing income protection and support. We were briefed to create a high-quality, professional working environment, whilst incorporating Cirencester Friendly’s company colours, motives and values.
The team were tasked with designing the main building reception, both open-plan and private offices, a training room, breakout spaces, boardroom, canteen, washrooms, meeting rooms and kitchens.
The initial stages saw our design team produce 2D floor plans, 3D renders and mood boards detailing fabrics and finishes for the client to ensure their core values were being reflected accurately in the design.
As we were involved in the very early stages of the project, we had a good awareness of what was required by the client and were able to hit the ground running once given the go ahead.
Throughout the project we had to be flexible as several changes were made once the work had begun, right up until the day of the move. We produced a detailed strategy specifically for the move which came in use for Cirencester Friendly when making the final changes to the plan.
One challenge we encountered, however, was having to introduce an open-plan office to staff who were unfamiliar with them. It was therefore important to accommodate each department with their specific requirements.
We also experienced delays from the reception desk manufacturer. As the completion date drew closer, we arranged for a loan desk to be installed however, the actual desk arrived the day before the move and the fitters installed it in record time. This meant the project was finished, as promised, on the agreed completion date.
Cirencester Friendly awarded us the project as they found us to be very responsive and felt they could trust us to carry out the work exactly to their requirements. Regular updates and constant communication also helped in building a fantastic relationship.
Ultimately, there were many aspects of the design in which we worked very closely with Cirencester Friendly and this resulted in both parties being thrilled with the end result.
Client: Cirencester Friendly Society
Project Date: 2019
Project Manager: Lloyd Coldrick & Gemma Gold
Project Value: £££
Project Location: Cirencester