“What we do is not rocket science…..the difference between success and failure is the ability to really connect with clients, to exceed their expectations at every step and ensure that every element of every project contributes
Martin Rich is a committed, creative and supremely well-connected office interiors professional whose 30 years in the business started on the first rung of the career ladder.
Since then he has played key roles in building and developing privately owned and public companies, harnessing his hands-on experience of every facet of the business to an innate understanding of commerce and the ability to deliver against and often exceed targets.
As a company director he has led many major projects in London and throughout the UK as well as in the EU, consistently winning and overseeing new contracts while actively maintaining relationships which have delivered significant repeat or additional business.
His achievements to date have been based on attention to the smallest detail at every stage of each and every project and to building the strongest and most productive relationships with clients and their agents.
His high-level network extends from client-side to supply side and his unswerving focus on results has allowed him to make a major contribution to every organisation he has worked for and every project he has been involved with.
RECENT CLIENTS INCLUDE:
Secor Asset Management
Broadgate West Ltd
Harman Kemp North America
Tokio Marine Kiln
IT / SOFTWARE
Charles River Development
Guidewire Software UK/Eire
Nippon Oil and Energy
The Hotel Collection
Thomas Cooper LLP
MEDIA / ADVERTISING/ PUBLISHING
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The slogan of global professional information services company Wolters Kluwer is ‘When you have To Be Right.”
So when the company decided to re-locate its UK operation from central London to Canary Wharf they turned to WorkSpace Design to ensure the move was seamless.
The company, which operates across the legal, taxation, finance and healthcare sectors employs 19,000 staff worldwide and had a turnover of over £3 billion in the last business year.
As consultants on this large-scale and complex project, WorkSpace Design drew on years of experience in the market to plan and manage key elements which included managing the pre and post-contract fit-out process, tendering and procurement of furniture for 200 work positions including meeting and training rooms, breakout rooms and the reception area.
One of the biggest challenges facing any growing or changing business is to be able to upgrade the working environment without impacting day-to-day operations.
Property company Hudson Advisors needed a complete reorganisation and refurbishment of its two floors of offices and expansion into a third at Dominion Street in the City of London. The project needed to be completed without the business skipping a beat. Painstaking planning and meticulous project management enabled WorkSpace Design to identify and overcome the technical and operational issues before starting work on site. The phased operation saw the transformation of the environment to create more flexible office space better suited for growth and dynamic change in the business. Work included mechanical service upgrades, partitioning, alterations to the IT infrastructure and the creation of a reception area, meeting rooms, bathrooms and breakout areas for staff.
The project, which was undertaken over three phases, was completed ahead of schedule with absolutely minimal disturbance to the staff or the normal working of the company.
Workspace Design is now working on the fit-out of expansion space at the company’s Portland Place offices.
Successful companies never stand still and the look, feel and functionality of office space can be a reflection of their focus on looking to the future and moving with the times.
Property company Millard Estates decided on a back-to-the-future look for one of its properties on London’s City Road, replacing the traditional professional office environment with a neo industrial look in which functionality is celebrated and decoration minimal but high impact.
Achieving a look, which has grown increasingly popular in the first decades of the 21st century involved stripping-out three floors of office space, replacing mechanical services which are now exposed to become a key feature of the new-look space. Work also included LED lighting, installing new glass balustrades and spraying ceilings and window frames
to create to create a truly contemporary working environment.
Workspace Design went on to handle the complete
refurbishment of the building’s reception and common areas.
The UK arm of Caesar’s Entertainment, which owns and operates some of the world famous casinos hotels and clubs in Las Vegas, had only a six week window to fit-out and equip its new West End headquarters.
The company, which runs landmark London venues including The Sportsman Club, Casino at the Empire and The Playboy Club, selected WorkSpace Design to source and procure furniture for the general open plan office, executive offices, meeting rooms and staff café. The project was completed to meet a stringent budget and demanding timescale
WorkSpace Design was appointed to design and fit-out of the London offices of home repairs company HomeServe PLC at Kingsgate, Kings Cross, after a tender process.
Despite minimal lead-time and access restrictions due to the operating hours of the building the project, which included a total design and build package for meeting rooms and offices , provision of AV infrastructure and procurement of high-end meeting room furniture, was completed to schedule following significant per-contract delays.
NEWS ARCHIVE +
TAKING THINGS PERSONALLY
THE WORKSPACE WAY
WorkSpace Design was founded to provide a highly professional, creative and distinctly personal service to clients who want to maximise the effectiveness of their working environment.
Our service is built on more than 30 years’ experience of the marketplace and a genuine understanding of the way that an organisation’s workspace is designed and how it is fitted-out impacts on the way it performs.
Over the years members of our team have completed projects of all sizes in many different types of building and across a range of different business sectors. As a result, our knowledge of the technical, operational and environmental requirements of our clients is second to none.
The creativity of our design team, our technical capabilities, project management skills and connectivity with market-leading international suppliers has been built and proven time and time again.
But above all else WorkSpace Design is about people - our clients and the people who work for and with them.
In short, we take this business personally.
Our approach is based on the deepest understanding of the relationship between a business and the space they occupy.
We’ll take the time to understand your business and your objectives and then apply our expertise to find design and fit-out solutions to help your business work better.
For us it is all about creating workspaces which allow staff to work and business to operate more effectively. And because every business is different, we refuse to apply a one-size-fits-all approach to our work.
Instead we take pride in delivering a personal service which starts by providing design and cost options and continues long after the project is successfully completed.
• Feasibility Studies
• Space Planning
• Budget Appraisals
• Interior Design
• Design & Build
• Internal Fit Out
• Furniture Procurement
Registered Office: The Exchange, Haslucks Green Road, Solihull, B90 2EL
Registration No: 8727558 VAT No: 172 8518 88
26 Harmont House
20 Harley Street
T: 020 3370 9994
M: 07831 266310