'Martin is one of the exceptional people in the office and building design industry. His knowledge, expertise and advice were invaluable to me when we had to redesign and build out our existing office space and build out a new floor to accommodate expansion of the business. He presented clear and well costed proposals that were attractive and gave us flexibility to change the space to fit different working styles. Using his extensive network he introduced us to some good quality furniture and office fitting suppliers who worked with Martin to meet, and on occasion exceed, our requirements.
Anyone who engages Martin will find a fair, trustworthy, knowledgeable and reliable partner. I would have no hesitation in working with Martin again in the future.'
R J Kiln & Co Ltd
In 2014 FOSFA International, a commodity trade association based in the City of London, was forced to move offices at the termination of a lease and building closure in EC3.
Difficult property conditions and a tight small premises market created a very short completion of contract and move out, resulting in occupancy of just over 2,000 sq ft in a third floor EC2 building in late July.
At relatively short notice WorkSpace Design Ltd undertook an on-site inspection of the new premises, developed design drawings in response to our requirements and generated plans for Landlord approval enabling, within one calendar month (and client partial occupation), the open space conversion into an open office working area, three meeting rooms, a fitted kitchen/utility area, the provision of an IT and communications network (eight work stations) and bespoke in-office display cabinets. The organisation was open for business at the beginning of September and hosted meetings on schedule, and in premises that the members were very impressed with and have since much enjoyed, as do the small permanent staff.
Martin Rich and his team did an incredible job in restricted time and space, under demanding conditions of both us as clients and agents for landlord. The outfitting has been completed timely and to a very high standard. The costs matched an accurate budget plan and all regulatory issues, including post project documentation, was delivered on time and complete.
We were very happy to have chosen WorkSpace Design Limited for our needs and willingly recommend them to other potential clients seeking office refurbishment or new occupancy.
Workspace Design acted for "Caesars Entertainment UK" procuring the furniture for the company's new UK Headquarters.
The project was originally tendered. Workspace Design submitted the most competitive bid for the quality product, as selected by Caesars, which we are all very pleased with.
During this pre-contract period Workspace Design were responsive, proactive and attentive to detail. The project was delivered within a very short timescale with excellent liaison with Client Management to produce an excellent work environment.
I would recommend them without reservation."
Property & Estates Consultant
Caesars Entertainment UK.
“Martin listened carefully to our requirements and preferences, provided the practical design options we needed to consider and planned the fit-out to our budget. Job was then done on time to a great standard which has had no issues for the year we have been in the new office.”
SECOR Asset Management
"Guidewire Software were delighted with the level of service provided by Martin Rich during our office fit outs in London and Dublin. Both projects included: consultation services to assist in identifying appropriate space; project management of the design and construction of both offices; management of all vendors during project; and management of any necessary remediation. Our London office is 4,200 square foot located in EC4 and was completed during winter ‘12. Our Dublin office consists of 15,000 square foot located in Blanchardstown, North-West Dublin and was completed Winter ‘13. Martin’s management and experience were critical to the success of these projects."
Tom Mullan, Finance Director
Guidewire Software (UK) Limited (Software Sytems)
“At the start of any project there are any number of people who will offer you the earth, I don’t want the earth I want a project finished to a high spec, on time & on budget and Martin has always delivered what was required”
Claims & Operations Director
Walsham Brothers (Insurance)
“I am a Japanese interior designer living in the UK and have worked with Martin Rich on many office projects. I have Japanese clients with very exacting requirements so attention to detail, time schedule, quality, cost and finish are extremely important.
If I have any problems Martin always says 'Don't worry, leave it with me, I will sort it out', and he does!”
Iki Ara, Managing Director
Ara Design (Interiors Designers)
"Over the years Martin Rich has worked on a number of projects for us and his personal approach, professionalism, attention to every detail and determination to look after the needs of our business at every stage made a real difference. He ensured that everything ran smoothly and always kept us in the loop - Great client management that helped take the stress out of what can be a tricky situation."
Charles River Development (Software Sytems)
"I have known Martin Rich for over 15 years and he has completed a number of projects for us ranging from a complete fit-out when we moved offices to a substantial refurbishment of our reception and client areas and also a number of smaller jobs. Martin completely understands the concept of providing a service to the client: he is readily available for meetings and is very straightforward in giving his opinion; he provides estimates and designs without delay; he manages each project closely and seeks to minimise disruption to the client’s business; he is very flexible if changes are requested and does not seek to maximise the cost of any change for his benefit; his projects are properly staffed and do not overrun for other than very good reason; defects and snags are fixed promptly. Martin is a man of the utmost integrity.”
Tim Goode, Managing Partner
“Without your work our office might not yet have been completed. Our President was really happy with the work you did. We would like to say ‘thank you’ from the bottom of our hearts.”
Okasan Securities (Securities / Asset Management)