Here are the early odds on the Curve Workplaces quiz hosted by Sky Sports presenter and House of Rugby host, Alex Payne. Four companies have entered multiple teams to increase their winning chances! Little taster question for an early warm-up…. Question: Name the rugby player who lifted the World Cup, European Champions Cup and Premiership all in the same season?
Ta-dah! Look closely and you’ll see Curve Workplaces Ltd have transformed this early 1990s build in Basingstoke, and it’s now fit for the 21st century! The CAT A works included colour spraying the metal facias, along with external lighting and landscaping….
“Boris Johnson promises Bracknell will be 'epicentre of global free trade' after Brexit” This is great news for Bracknell. Our hometown has always been the heart of our business with 90% of our projects within 40 miles of the ‘epicentre’!!
We’ve been kidnapped, pursued by a Vampire Lord and accidentally activated a bomb…..but never fear the Curve team are still here ! ;) Celebrating another great quarter, we had a rather extraordinary afternoon solving complex clues, unlocking riddles and beating the clock at Escape Room Reading. And for the record, all our teams escaped, albeit with seconds to spare!
Curve’s Landlord team have just been appointed to deliver two further projects for Aberdeen Standard Investments. This time the CAT A+ works are at One Valpy, Reading and Kirkgate, Epsom. Watch out for more new landlord refurbishment announcements in the next couple of weeks. Hats off Scotty, Viking Legend!
Curve Workplaces are excited to host The Curve Quiz on 19th March at the Loop Bar, Mayfair with Sky Sports pundit, and House of Rugby presenter Alex Payne. This is a great chance for surveying practices to go head to head in a competition of Sporting and General knowledge. If you’d like to know more, please get in touch with Mark Bradburn.
Open Bionics, makers of the award-winning 'Hero Arms', are changing lives from their new office at Programme in Central Bristol. The Curve Workplaces Ltd team have loved designing and implementing a workplace for such an innovative business. A huge Open Bionics fist-bump! Thank you to Joel Gibbard, Samantha Payne and John Coffey.
What do Ben Stokes and Curve Workplaces have in common? They both had an award-winning 2019! Pride of place in our boardroom, our Silent Auction 'impulse purchase' now serves as an inspiration to all....and a reminder as to what can happen when two directors get over excited at the Christmas party!
Premier Research's move from Wokingham to Green Park, Reading, was their chance to send a different message, and the message is clear. Curve Workplaces Ltd have created a 'premier' workplace in 12,000sqft at 250 South Oak Way. For the low-down on the transformation be sure to look at the full case study on the Curve website!
Curve Workplaces Ltd have 20/20 clarity of vision for the year ahead, a year of new opportunities and beginnings. Curve’s 20-strong team celebrated long into the night, said goodbye to a fabulous year and hello to 2020. Hold tight folks, the foot is firmly to the floor!
May: Fast-Rising Property Business Award winner. August: Curve moves into new HQ in Bracknell. September: Furniture Forum is born. October: Thames Valley SME 2019 nomination. November: Placed 3rd in Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 Growing Businesses.
Curve Workplaces have had a top-drawer couple of weeks, but we haven’t forgotten that projects like this recently completed 5,000sqft project for Oxentia in Oxford have been the mainstay of our success. No matter the size: 5,000sqft to 50,000sqft, we care……Vote Curve!
Curve Workplaces Ltd has been ranked in the top 3 in the Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100 - AND ranked 1st for the South East! This will be printed in the Sunday Times on 1st December.
We’ve been doing an internal review of what our clients say about their experience working with Curve Workplaces, by looking at the amount of times a word or phrase is used. It’s good to know that we’re liked…..quite a lot it appears!
Given our recent nomination for The Business Magazine SME of the Year 2019 award, we wanted to emphasize just how Thames Valley centric the business is. Our location in the heart of the region is ideal for our current live projects in Surbiton, Basingstoke, Woking, Reading, Bracknell, Oxford and Chessington. Please wish us luck at the Business Awards on Thursday 28th November at the Mad Stad in Reading…. https://lnkd.in/egiEnZ3
One big step for Legal & General, one massive step for Curve Workplaces and Paul Scott’s landlord team! Curve are currently on site at Apex Plaza refurbishing 9,000sqft creating three suites of Capsule. Looking forward to seeing how the ‘space’ 'takes off', along with the ‘launch party'!
Curve Workplaces have been expanding their portfolio of HQ fit-outs, and Nikon are the latest addition to the list. Entrusting us with the delivery of their 9,500 sqft flagship office, the Curve team are currently on-site at The Crescent in Surbiton. It's certainly great 'exposure' for Curve... and it's good to be working with the Francis Hunter Group.
Curve Workplaces Ltd have been shortlisted for the Thames Valley Business Magazine SME of the Year 2019. This is testament to our continued growth and innovation, delivering over 300,000sqft of unique workspace within the region. The Curve team are looking forward to the evening, and wish our fellow nominees the best of luck.
One Marathon + One Golf Day + One Cricket Match = One Big Cheque! 2019 has seen the Curve team raising funds in numerous ways for our client, Make-A-Wish. Michael Potter, having completed his arduous Lake District marathon, has handed over £5k to Danielle Munday. The proceeds will go towards making life-changing wishes come true for children with critical illnesses…
Amazingstoke! Curve Workplaces Ltd are pleased to announce their second seven-figure project win in Basingstoke this year, this time it's a 36,000sqft landlord refurbishment at The Crescent, Viables. To be completed by Christmas, the Curve team will be working with PG&A Property and Glendine Developments.
What a way to celebrate the end of our financial year! It is our genuine pleasure to announce Calvin Williams as Curve’s Sales Director. Calvin is a hugely respected name in the D&B industry, and we are proud he has chosen Curve Workplaces Ltd Welcome back to the market, Calvin!
Let us introduce you to our new recruits! Nadine Donaldson (has a fear of lone spaghetti hoops) has joined Mark Bradburn in the Business Development team, and Edie Zeegan (who isn't scared of the odd black run) joins as Administration Manager to keep the Curve team in check. Both have joined just in time for the Curve Workplaces Ltd office opening party this Thursday.
Curve Workplaces Ltd handover another bewitching 18,000 sqft project for Merlin Entertainments plc. It surely is testament to our ability to create environments for businesses to thrive and achieve their dreams and aspirations. Our case study will follow later in the Autumn. Thanks to Merlin Entertainment, Francis Hunter Group, Simon Jeffery and Marissa Wallder-Shaw.
As some may know, Curve has a new office at the Lightbox in Bracknell. To celebrate our new HQ we have an official opening on the afternoon of Thursday 26th September from 3pm. Let me know if you’d like to attend! email@example.com We look forward to seeing you in a couple of weeks!
‘Thames Valley boy’ Craig Lamden gets his kicks mountain biking down the scariest hills, and now he has the thrill of working for the ‘Fastest Rising Property Business 2019’ Curve Workplaces Ltd as Project Director. Welcome to the team Craig, enjoy the ride!
Safo have joined both Tivo and RBWM to make a hattrick of fitouts for Curve Workplaces in York House, Windsor. The fleet management software business has taken the 2nd floor 7,000 sq. ft. of space, where the Curve team are close to handing over a smart and vibrant new office.
With a tight project programme of just four weeks, Curve Workplaces Ltd have got Crestron Electronics up and running in their new office at 400 Dashwood, Weybridge. Represented by JLL, with concept design by Gensler in the US, the 5,000sqft space comprises open plan office, training, meeting and breakout spaces.
Premier Research move to one of Reading's premier out-of-town Business Parks; Green Park. The Biotech experts have taken 12,000 sq ft in 250 South Oak Way with Curve Workplaces Ltd transforming the space into the perfect working environment, complete with a hospitality & meeting suite and interaction hub.
Forget The Open at Royal Portrush, Curve Workplaces Ltd Charity Golf Day at Sonning Golf Club was where all the action was last Thursday! Craig White captained the 'Winning Team' with David Rintoul, Shaun Walters and Ian Brindley. Tom Barton of VSL in Oxford won the 'Individual' event with 38 points. Tom also narrowly neat Darren Parkinson for the 'Nearest the Pin' prize. Jason Suckley, the CEO of our client Make-A-Wish, also played on the day where a healthy amount was raised for the charity.
In one of the largest deals along the M23 corridor this year, Shearwater, the marine geophysical services company, have relocated to 2 City Place, Gatwick, acquiring 9,139 sq. ft. Curve Workplaces are currently on-site fitting-out their new office.
The Lightbox in Bracknell will be Curve Workplaces new HQ, an inspiring building for the next phase of our journey. Having signed the lease last Friday, we are looking forward to putting a unique design stamp on our new home.
The summer transfer window is well and truly open, and Curve have gone early and ‘bagged a brace’! Ben Churchill and Ryan Morgan have been added to the Curve Workplaces squad. In what will be a busy summer, Ben joins the Pre-Contracts team with Ryan co-ordinating Design.
As part of our continued expansion, Curve have appointed Paul Scott to oversee our work with landlords across the South East. ‘Scotty’ is a well-known figure in the Thames Valley property market and currently trying to ‘drum up’ some new business!
The Curve team are excited to be working with Elastic Path Software UK on the design and implementation of their new offices in the Pinnacle Building, Reading. Forbury Works, Thames Tower, Apex Plaza, Brunel and now Pinnacle. Only a few more central Reading locations to complete the set!!
Curve Workplaces don’t just deliver sub 10,000sq ft projects! Having just completed a £1 million plus project in our hometown of Bracknell, we are about to start on site this building 18,000sq ft at Elmwood, Chineham Business Park.
Yet another pin on the "projects on-site” map for the Curve team. Two weeks in and work on a 5,000 sqft fit-out for a leading technology company is progressing ahead of programme. Watch out for more on-site news coming soon……
At Curve we always use a designer that is most suited to the client’s brief. CGI’s are a sure-fire way of gaining confidence in a designer’s vision. Azego trusted 100%, and it’s hard to tell which is the CGI and which is the photo!
Windermere Marathon completed and still standing....just! I am managing to smile now though as we have raised over £4,000 for Make-A-Wish. Thank you to those who have supported the cause and one final request to those that haven't - see link below! https://lnkd.in/edGi9wu
We are looking for an enthusiastic, hardworking Telemarketer, based from our Bracknell office, to become an integral part of our successful Business Development function. Industry experience is ideal but not compulsory. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone who wants to join a young, award winning, fast growing business with excellent career development opportunities. Please call us on 01344 666097 for more details.....
Following consistent increases in turnover, project size, contract value and the team, Curve Workplaces are thrilled to announce that we have won Fast-Rising Property Business 2019 at this year’s Thames Valley Property Awards, Ascot. We would like to thank all of our clients, the commercial property fraternity that has supported us, and continues to do so, our sub-contractors and finally our amazing staff.
..... but who will be first to cross the finishing line? The Curve team are excited to be attending Ascot on 2nd May for the Thames Valley Property Awards where we have been nominated in the Fast-Rising Property Business 2019 category. The suspense is unbearable! Good luck to our fellow nominees Active Workplace Solutions and Page Hardy Harris Ltd.
Our Furniture Consultant, Elise Cutten, has made a real impact since her arrival. Congratulations on her first major furniture order being installed this week. Furniture from Boss Design, KI Europe, Orangebox, Pledge Office Chairs Ltd and Team at Tangent Furniture have given IRi a variety of collaboration options and ample workstations for their increasing workforce. Thank you to Rona Harbour.
Millwood Designer Homes are the latest client to put their trust in the Curve team with the fit-out of their new offices in West Malling, Kent. The 8,000 sqft fitout is being carried out at 6 Alexander Grove and has a stunning vaulted ceiling. Yet another pin on the map of projects completed outside of the Thames Valley!
A big thank you to all who have donated so far. Michael would like you to know that he is keeping his side of the bargain and training regularly for the Windermere Marathon on the 19th May 2019.
A third of the Curve Workplaces team are female and that’s something to be proud of! According to Office for National Statistics research in 2016, 12.8% of the construction workforce is represented by women, so we’ve more than double the national average with five strong and smart women to ‘better the balance’.
The Curve Quarterly roadshow hit London W1 last Thursday ! Destination ? The Coachmakers Arms cool basement ‘The 72 Bar’ for cocktails and canapes to drink to another solid quarter for Curve Workplaces.
After two years without an official home in Windsor, the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead are moving back into York House. Following an extensive refurbishment, Curve Workplaces are fitting out 10,000sq. ft. with a collection of trusted furniture options from Verco. Boss Design, Pledge Office Chairs Ltd, Ocee Design, K+N International (Office Systems) Ltd and KI Europe.
Curve Workplaces design for Doyle Clayton takes advantage of Apex Plaza’s varied facilities and ideal location in Reading. On-site cafes, co-working areas, and event spaces gives Doyle Clayton the opportunity to maximise their own space giving the staff a more private, quiet and agile working environment, along with excellent flexible meeting options. Thanks to Andy Colangelo of Hicks Baker.
Vitra, FRÖVI, KI Europe, Creatif Architectural Products Ltd, Boss Design, Ocee Design, abox, and Pledge Office Chairs Ltd all feature in Curve Workplaces innovative fit-out for Skillsoft opposite our HQ in Arlington Square, Bracknell. The project is being managed by TMD and Gleeds. Curve are in the final throes of the 9,000sqft fit-out so be sure to look out for the case study on our website. www.curveworkplaces.co.uk
On the 19th May 2019 Michael Potter will be pounding the 26 miles circling Lake Windermere to raise funds for the charity, and our client, Make-A-Wish. Find out more about the dreams that Make-A-Wish make come true for hundreds of children effected by critical illnesses https://lnkd.in/eHaFVAP or to donate please visit https://lnkd.in/eJxXcfN
How many more projects will Curve Workplaces complete at this newly refurbished property in Windsor ? First RBWM, and now Tivo who have taken 6,500sqft on the First Floor for a smart and professional yet fun and up-beat European HQ offering spaces that encourage creative thinking and exchange of ideas……
It’s been said that Curve Workplaces are unashamedly Thames Valley focused. For the record, we are fine with that! Curve currently have live projects on-site in Windsor, Theale, Newbury, Chessington, Reading, Bracknell and Basingstoke. We’re perfectly located to deliver fit-out schemes in the regional market, particularly in the Thames Valley as demonstrated in our site activity map.
“The design of your furniture is pivotal to the success of the whole project” Thirty years of experience has given our furniture consultants an eye for good design. Here are some of Elise Cutten’s top choices so far this year. For more information on how we can help guide you through the myriad of furniture options please visit our new website : www.curveworkplaces.co.uk
Curve Workplaces have assisted pSemi (a Murata company) with their expansion into adjoining space at 1420 Arlington Business Park, Theale. Ensuring the continuation of their brand, and along with using a mix of new and existing furniture, pSemi’s UK HQ will be equipped to deal with increasing demands of the business. Thank you to Mark Moffat and Sam Webb of pSemi, and continuing our strong relationship with Lambert Smith Hampton, Oliver Wilson.
It’s always good to see Curve Workplaces in the news. This month, our very own Mark Bradburn features in the ‘Mover and Risers’ feature of The Business Magazine. For more news, information on Mark and the rest of the team please visit our new website www.curveworkplaces.co.uk
Stabilo, creators of the cult Boss Original highlighter pen we all use, now have a workplace that is fitting for the famous brand. Colourful with plenty of branding opportunities, Stabilo’s 4500sqft office in Concorde Park, Maidenhead, gives their team spaces to collaborate, chillout and promote their products. Thank you to Chris Reynolds and Vanya Hunter.
Here at Curve Workplaces we’re starting the new year as we mean to go on …. full throttle !!! We’re excited to announce the launch of our new website. Right this way……www.curveworkplaces.co.uk
Joining the fastest growing fit-out company in the Thames Valley, what a great way to start the new year ! Elise Cutten has joined Mark Bessant in providing the very best furniture solutions for our clients here at Curve Workplaces. Elise is a furniture and interiors enthusiast and has a keen eye for great design and beautiful furniture – we’re so pleased to welcome her to the team.
Wishing all our clients, partners and friends a very Happy Christmas. Curve Workplaces are supporting Make-A-Wish to help make Alyssa’s Christmas dream come true. Alyssa’s One True Wish is to share a hot chocolate with Santa in Lapland and meet all his snow dog huskies.
So, Christmas is nearly here and a new year beckons. Curve have increased their turnover by 50% for 2018. We would like to thank all our contacts, clients and supply chain who supported us throughout a truly wonderful year. We really appreciate it.
Get down to Trade City, the site of yet another industrial interior fit-out from Curve Workplaces ! Quick Lane technicians will be maintaining and repairing vehicles in their new automotive service centre in Reading so it’s got to be the place to take your motor…….
Installed, in an eco-friendly way, in Papercut’s new office is a mixed real and artificial olive tree. You’d never guess it would you ? The 5,600sqft project in Maxis 1, Bracknell is another fit-out by Curve Workplaces.
Can you guess where this landmark building is that Curve are doing their latest 14,000 sqft fit-out in ?
“Curve completed our office fit-out to the highest standard. Our employees and colleagues from other offices have all been very impressed with the end product” Curve transformed BNP Paribas’ new office in Tunbridge Wells into a dynamic and welcoming new workplace.
Here at Curve we also excel in the fit-out of industrial units. We’re providing Azego, distributors of electronic components, with an innovative yet practical environment for their fast-growing business in a 12,000sqft unit in Theale Commercial Estate, complete with a ‘town-hall’ breakout, relaxation and exercise areas.
Tibco gave Curve complete freedom to design their new 8000sqft workplace at Windmill Business Park in Swindon. Curve interpreted their requirements to develop a cool branded space with angled offices, Skype rooms and collaboration areas.
Curve Workplaces have been nominated as a finalist at the prestigious Thames Valley Business Magazine Awards on the 15th November. This is our second award nomination of a memorable 12 months. This time Curve have been selected in the category of Dynamic Business of the Year Award. Viva Curve!
Merlin Entertainment, Europe’s largest entertainment company, are now waving their wands in their refurbished office in Chessington, Surrey. The team at Curve have sprinkled our own bit of ‘magic’ in transforming the 3 buildings, overcoming many logistical challenges, into a workplace fit for Merlin himself, complete with touchdown spaces, huddle booths and a market square. We’ve loved working with Simon Jeffery at Francis Hunter and Marissa Wallder-Shaw at Maze on this project.
Curve met the design aspirations of SonicWall by creating a new workplace complete with exposed services, a strong visual identity, collaboration and breakout spaces. After months of searching for a suitable location, while temporarily based in serviced offices, SonicWall moved into their new home in The Matrix, Basingstoke this summer.
It is with great pleasure we announce the appointment of Michael Potter as Managing Director, with immediate effect. The creation of this role is part of our continued growth and is designed to create a structure for the benefit of clients and team members alike.
Who’d have thought specs, a tash and a Panama hat could be such crowd pleasers ? Thank you to all who joined us at our Cuban Fiesta to celebrate our 2nd Anniversary last Thursday, you all made it a very memorable evening.
Another first-class project from Curve is completed! Here is a sneak-peak of the new Frontierpay UK office in High Wycombe.
and new opportunities. So we are pleased to announce some exciting news that Russell Rints has accepted the role of Head of Pre-Contracts and will manage a growing team. Congratulations Russ ! More announcements on his team to follow……..
Create a comfortable and dynamic environment with scope for growth. Curve Workplaces designed and delivered Incyte Biosciences UK Ltd new 5,000sqft office in Q1, The Square, Leatherhead to kick-off a busy Autumn term….
Another day, another project! Bovis Homes Head Office fit-out, complete with furniture, was completed on 28th June. Thank you to Bovis Homes for continuing the bond with Curve Workplaces.
For Sensory Dimensions, a sensory and consumer research consultancy, the main emphasis in the design brief was for a great client/consumer experience’ as well as the day to day needs of the Sensory employees. Air handling was a big consideration so the mechanical & electrical specification was a key factor. Andy Wilkinson and the rest of the Curve team, including Samantha Kopsch, worked hard to ensure the key needs were met in Sensory’s new home in Lower Earley, Reading.
A bright, light and colourful scheme was the brief for Menlo Security’s new office at the Inspired Building in Bracknell. Curve have certainly provided the Menlo engineers with a workplace that they are enjoying operating from.
Bovis Homes Head Office fit-out, complete with furniture, was completed on 28th June. Thank you to Bovis Homes for continuing the bond with Curve Workplaces.