A recently completed partner-led project, which involved the relocation of the business’ workplace from its established home in the St Paul’s area of London to Victoria has gained high commendation from the client.
The high-end brief, which was led by the partners of the business, demonstrated significant investment to achieve a discerning and quality finish, providing the team with a first-class workplace experience.
Selected by the project team led by the client, together with Project Managers Gerald Eve, to provide furniture consultancy, Jon Odey, Managing Director of furniture forum “excelled himself”, according to the client. Jon and the team at furniture forum were selected as the chosen supplier as they had great access to leading furniture suppliers and the client has praised furniture forum for their efforts on delivering over 80 pieces of bespoke, high-end design furniture.
The client, who explains that they had a distinguished eye for “forensic level detail”, recognised that “furniture was such a major component of an office”. They understood this was integral to the overall design and invested to ensure the finished workspace met with stakeholder expectations.
The partner-led approach required Jon and his team to be very hands on throughout the project, starting from the initial design stage at the outset of the office relocation. Jon seamlessly integrated with the initial professional team which included the PMs, an architect, M&E and AV consultants. He provided considered pricing and furniture options, allowing the clients to make informed choices, both in the early design and planning stages and throughout the project. During the planning, the client comments that “Jon was very responsive to feedback and evolved his proposals in line with our design.” The considered approach continued as the project team appointed a main contractor and interior design team as well as an acoustician.
During the design phase, Jon spent time with the clients, both at their existing offices and by inviting them to visit a number of furniture showrooms – providing them with tangible examples and inspiration. Recognising the benefits of his approach, the clients explains that “Jon got a feel for our existing space and the quality we required”.
During the project, the client evolved the design, which required all contractors and suppliers to react accordingly. The client explains that “Jon was quick to adapt and worked hard with manufacturers to meet lead times”. One of the major changes to the design was to address issues with the acoustics in the building. furniture forum worked with the designers and adapted the necessary areas, using furniture to create zones.
Commenting on the completed project, the client exclaims that the office has “the wow factor”. It has staff breakout areas with furniture that “defines the space”. One of the clients’ objectives was to give something back to their staff and they believe that the result of this design has certainly achieved that, and they explain that they’ve had “lots of compliments” from colleagues.
An element of furniture forum’s service which impressed the client was their encouragement to re-use existing furniture, where possible. The client comments that “by following Jon’s recommendations and re-using some of the furniture, we saved £75,000”. This saving enabled the client to invest in other pieces of furniture and stay within budget.
The client also praised the furniture forum team for their logistical support – managing the removal and disposal of old furniture and moving the new furniture into the new workplace.
In a final statement, the client says: “we would definitely recommend Jon Odey and the furniture forum team”.
For Curve Workplaces and furniture forum, 2020 represented a year of great change and transition. Both businesses achieved significant growth, despite the challenges brought about by the global pandemic. Operating in line with COVID-19 restrictions provided a catalyst to bring about the transition to remote working – a change for both our day-to-day business operations and the way in which we work with our clients, suppliers and partners. Addressing both the challenges and the developments within the businesses, we have committed to a set of values, which we believe underpin the essence of what we do and who we are.
We ask all our people to be brave as we go into 2021. To look forward and invest in the future. Each day we are confronted with challenging situations and we encourage and empower our teams to make brave decisions in order to face these. This might mean being brave and speaking out, even if that means having a controversial conversation or questioning how or why. As a business, we want to encourage and nurture this value, both within the team and across all our working relationships.
We value commitment as a core attribute of our business. This might be demonstrated through the commitment to the decisions being made, through the steadfast dedication of the team to deliver on projects or the absolute levels of commitment we have to our clients, people, suppliers and partners.
Fairness, decency and professionalism are at the heart of what we do. They are the key to the successful and loyal relationships we have with our teams, our clients and everyone we work with in our supply chain. We ask our teams to approach everything they do with bravery, commitment and fairness and in return, we are dedicated to reciprocating these values.
We love what we do and how we do it. Enjoying it is an important part of the success of the business. Both Curve Workplaces and furniture forum are owner-led, which results in true passion for the businesses, the clients and the projects; being driven by the leadership and nurtured throughout the team. We believe in our people, our clients and everyone we work with, and being able to enjoy what we do makes everything so rewarding.
We have recently completed this CAT A+ project in Phoenix House, Reading on behalf of Fidelity Investments.
Working with Rob Houlton and Richard Estrop from Paragon BC we’ve delivered 5,500 sq ft on the 5th floor, which features a board room, 2 meeting rooms, a break-out space, feature walls and open-plan desk areas.
Furniture consultancy was provided by furnituref forum.
Letting Agents: Lambert Smith Hampton & Bray Fox Smith Ltd
In early 2020, Curve Workplaces and furnitureforum began working on a transformational project with Hollister Incorporated. Hollister sought to bring its people closer together and encourage a more inclusive and interactive workspace.
Now completed, Hollister have an innovative and collaborative space to be proud of. The newly designed workplace reflects who Hollister are as a company and their unique culture, makes better use of the available space. The space in Winnersh Triangle Business Park, features meeting and training spaces for up to 70 guests, housed in areas with dividable walls, to provide flexible and reconfigurable space.
Tom Horkan, HR Manager for Northern Europe at Hollister, who was responsible for the delivery of the project comments that “Curve and furniture forum nailed the brief and they’ve completely over delivered!”
Here’s a quick flashback to this years ‘Covid conscious’ Golf Day, which took place once restrictions had relaxed to the extent whereby fourballs could play.
Director, Mark Bradburn commented, “Whilst it would have been easier to cancel this year’s event (normally held over the summer), we felt that it was important to give people something to look forward to. Furthermore, it was also a chance to show our continued support to a local golf club, after what had been a difficult summer.”
Whilst it may not have been as as sociable as previous years’ events, with all fourballs remaining in their groups throughout the day, staggered tee times to avoid grouping and winners being announced via email after the event, the Golf Day was blessed with great weather.
Awards presented: Nearest the Pin - Stephen Holt from Haslams Chartered Surveyors
Longest Drive - Sim Khatkar from COREP
Team award - Team 3 Michael Potter - Curve Workplaces Ltd Sim Khatkar - COREP Jack Pugh - Savills Tom Barton - VSL and Partners
Individual prize - Piers Leigh from Avison Young │UK
Thank you to all who joined us this year.
This month, Curve Workplaces Ltd has nominated Thasos Karakasilis from Quanta Contracts Ltd as Contractor of the Month to thank him for his tireless work in keeping all the welfare facilities stocked, clean and tidy and for his continual sanitising of the workplace - all done with a smile. It is great having you on site Thasos!
It is always wonderful to receive great feedback from our clients, but it is really special when the feedback comes from across many different parts of a business.
Our recently completed project for Envista Forensics has received praise from senior leadership for its design, whilst being delivered within budget; from the facilities management team for its lack of interference and from the whole team who have commented that it is the best office globally and that they are excited to return to work when they are able.
Curve Workplaces is delighted to be working with Oliver Healy and James Dexter of the Savills Project Management team, with cost control by Heasmans for the delivery of an expansion project for Autolus Ltd: a leader in T cell programming technologies for the treatment of cancer.
The new offices feature laboratory, training and office space. Curve’s Managing Director, Michael Potter, commented “it is great to be working with the Savills project management team and delivering this laboratory and training project for Autolus, we are looking forward to sharing the results.”
Curve Workplaces is delighted to announce the recent completion of a restructuring project for Blend Marketing who wanted to make changes to their working environment in response to Covid-19.
Managing Director, Sean Sweet explains that the workplace “needed to be more flexible and agile to meet anticipated working arrangements of the future.”
The project entailed a complete refit of Blend Marketing’s work space and Sean says that “we turned to Curve Workplaces for design, build and fit out and they did not disappoint”.
Sean commended us on our prompt delivery of the project and was also impressed by our “attention to detail and commitment to quality”.
The British Council for Offices (BCO) has announced it’s 2020 award winners. The annual Awards Programme provides public recognition for top quality design and functionality and a benchmark for excellence in workplaces.
Amongst the winners is FORMAL INVESTMENTS LIMITED’s prestigious Cheltenham building, Honeybourne Place, which has been awarded the accolade of best Commercial Workplace in the South West and South Wales region. The judges celebrated the 65,000sq ft office development, designed by Gloucester architects Roberts Limbrick Ltd in Jessop Avenue, Cheltenham, which is home to one of our most recently completed projects for our client, Iress.
One of the judges Alistair Allison, partner at TFT, said: “The team behind Honeybourne Place spent money wisely to create a strikingly modern series of elevations that protect the local area.”
Curve Workplaces Ltd and furnitureforum are proud to have been involved in projects located at this impressive and award-winning location.
We are pleased to announce that Curve Workplaces has been accredited with Constructionline Gold Membership, after satisfying further validation checks using an enhanced pre-qualification questionnaire.
Our company’s credentials have been assessed for environmental management, quality management, equal opportunities, modern slavery act adherence and anti-bribery and corruption policies. As Gold Members, we have been assessed for SSIP and awarded ‘Deem to Satisfy’ SSIP certificates for health and safety.
Commenting on this announcement, Michael Potter, MD of Curve Workplaces says that “it is fantastic to be recognised for our continued investment in policy, process and people.”
Advised by Avison Young, the leading software company have taken 13,000 sq st at Capita Land and APAM’s Building 1330 Arlington Business Park, Theale.
Working closely with Commvault’s US design consultants, Mancini Duffy, the 10 week programme will see the space transform to support a innovative shift in working practices.
Curve Workplaces Director, Calvin Williams Commented; “This is notable requirement within the Thames Valley this year, and its great to be involved with another transatlantic business. Commvault have put a big emphasis on embracing technology to support their new ways of working. Partnering with Mancini Duffy has been incredibly exciting.”
Disposing agents BNP, Holiis Hockley and Savills
The Business Magazine have released their 2020 Thames Valley SME 100 Growth Index and we’ve made the top 10 along with our fantastic client Azego TS!
Supported by law firm Herrington Carmichael, business advisers Wilson Partners, and commercial property consultants Hicks Baker, the Growth Index highlights fast-rising SMEs in the region that show a significant growth in turnover.
A full list can be found here; https://www.businessmag.co.uk/thames-valley-sme-100-growth-index-2020/
Represented by Colliers International, the global leaders in forensic engineering and recovery solutions have signed on space in Goldvale House, Woking.
“A subtly branded front of house and working area will be supported by a colourful and inspiring breakout area. Lower desk screens will make the most of the good natural light levels and communication within teams” mused Project Designer
As part of our continued efforts to support the local community, we are delighted to be working alongside Frasers Property to donate the original furniture from the café in Building 3, Watchmoor Park, Camberley to Binfield FC.
This comes following Curves instruction to revisit the look and feel of the café, reception, and common areas of Buildings 3 and 11 which includes supplying new furniture to complete the revitalised scheme.
Working with Workmans, and joint letting agents CBRE and Hollis Hockley, the works will be completed by the end of August.
Rob Challis, Binfield FC Secretary commented; “Thank you to both Curve and Frasers Property for the kind donation of furniture to our football club. This will help the club immensely and will improve the social and match day events that we host.”
Curve are on-site for Royal London Asset Management once again, this time delivering a Cat A+ project in the City at 10 Chiswell Street, London, which RLAM acquired in January earlier this year.
Curve will be delivering a high-class specification ‘plug and play’ solution where a feature living wall will be fabricated to make the space more desirable with a biophilic design for another WOW factor across RLAM properties.
Curve Workplaces Operations Director, Tim Sheen commented; “We’re thrilled to continue our successful working relationship with RLAM and PMP following the recent works at Soho Square.”
Joint letting agents for this project are Knight Frank and BNP Paribas.
Watch this space for more updates and information on the progress of the fit-out!
Following RealEstate IM (REIM) purchase of Vanwell Business Park’s ID Maidenhead, Curve Workplaces were appointed to reconsider the buildings look and feel.
James Shillabeer, Director at Bray Fox Smith and joint letting agent commented; “The double height reception is a real feature of this building and the team felt the oak slatted, backlit wall showcases this, whilst creating a warm and welcoming, but modern feel.”
By August this year, the highly flexible 35,000 sq. ft building will be encased by full height cedar cladding which will add depth and interest to the buildings new look and will definitely help to re-position the asset.
Lambert Smith Hampton and Bray Fox Smith are joint letting agents on this Grade A building in Maidenhead.
We have started on-site delivering Cat A+ space for Royal London Asset Management, at 25 Soho Square, London.
The 1st floor suite of approx. 5,500 sq. ft. will be fully transformed, whilst managing to also ‘re & up-cycle’ certain elements of the existing fit-out. The new scheme provides open-plan flexible desking, meeting rooms and a breakout space with a real ‘WOW factor’. This is all captured within a stunning design, reflecting the mood tones of Soho and the ‘world renown’ square.
Paul Scott commented; This is a fantastic project for Curve and the landlord team to have secured. We’re incredibly excited to be delivering this Central London scheme and working closely with both PMP & Royal London Asset Management.
Chris Paveling, Director at PMP commented; We are delighted to be retained by Royal London Asset Management following the acquisition of 25 Soho Square and to continue our relationship with this outstanding building, set in the heart of London. The refurbishment of the first floor is very exciting, with a design that will ensure it will stand out from the crowd. We are looking forward to working with Curve Workplaces Ltd and the team on this project and seeing the transformation of this office.
Joint letting agents Bluebook (London) and CBRE
As part of our environmental values and CSR, alongside our client Hollister Incorporated and landlord Frasers Property UK we have arranged the donation and delivery of the existing carpet from 1010 Winnersh Triangle to Burghfield St Mary’s Primary School.
The carpet which originally formed part of the CAT A fit out was being removed as part of Hollister Incorporated office relocation project. Instead of recycling the carpet, the decision was made to donate it to a local primary school.
Head Teacher, Antony Gallagher, has commented; “…This incredible gift to the school will allow our pupils to spend their time at Burghfield St Mary’s in a much more pleasant environment and thus will stimulate their academic achievements and improve their mental health and well-being.”
With the continued success of ‘Capsule’, Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) have decided to introduce the brand to 80 Moorbridge Road, Maidenhead.
Working in conjunction with project managers Hollis, Curve are designing & delivering ‘plug and play’, Cat A+ space, to the ground floor at 80 Moorbridge Road, due for completion in mid-August.
Paul Scott commented; “We’re really looking forward to handing-over this project, it’s an exciting and important moment for the Maidenhead market. Our design scheme connects all key zones and provides any tenant with flexible options for occupation. It will be available to operate from immediately, it’s classic ‘Capsule’.
Joint letting agent Will Foster from Knight Frank commented; “We’re very excited to see the successful Capsule concept being rolled-out in Maidenhead, I’m sure it will be a fantastic success”.
Joint letting agents on 80 Moorbridge Rd are Mark Harris and Kieran Webber of Page Hardy Harris
Adhering to strict operating procedures enlight of Covid-19, the 18 week programme involves part CAT A, and the complete CAT B fit out of Formal Investments prestigious Cheltenham building; Honeybourne Place.
The new Cheltenham office will contain a fitness suite, ‘townhall’, café area, client suite, collaboration and privacy zones, and a variety of additional working opportunities which includes a bespoke ‘high sit’ workstation setting which has become synonymous with Iress offices around the world.
Cheltenham forms a trilogy of projects being delivered by Curve and forum, which also includes 9,000 sq ft of Blue Bird House in Leatherhead, and a 9,000 sq ft refurbishment of 45 King William Street, London.
Mark Bradburn commented; “Its great to get all three projects underway following a 12 month process of working closely with Iress, CBRE and furniture forum.
All three projects reflect elements of Iress’s values which include; Collaboration, teamwork, creativity and working productively.”
Iress’s Head of Property & Facilities, Trudi Roberts, commented; “We are very excited to be on this journey with Curve and furniture forum to execute a vision of innovation, creativity and originality to provide our UK Teams with fantastic, collaborative offices ”.
We’re back on Winnersh Triangle, and this time working with Hollister Inc, a global organisation that develops, manufactures, and markets healthcare products and services worldwide.
Working closely with Colliers, Hollister’s property advisors, Frasers Property, Vail Williams and BNP, Hollister have chosen 1010 Winnersh Triangle as their new UK home.
The Curve project team worked remotely with Hollister to guarantee that the design development and landlord approval processes were completed during the Covid lockdown period, ensuring that the original programmed start date could be achieved.
The unique design capitalises on the buildings fantastic natural light and works in harmony with the chilled beam mechanical system.
The meeting, training and seminar suite allows for complete flexibility and at the very centre is the breakout space which promotes communication and community.
Tom Horkan, HR Manager for North Europe, commented; “We are very excited to be moving to our new home in Winnersh 1010, and have thoroughly enjoyed partnering with Curve on this project so far. Curve have created a design that maximises the light and flow of the building, and will create an engaging, collaborative and highly flexible work space for our Associates. To achieve this remotely during Covid is a credit to the project team at Curve and their commitment to this project. We cannot wait to see the completed works”
We are delighted to announce the completion of FLB’s new offices on Winnersh triangle.
The independent Thames Valley based accountants FLB worked closely with Frasers to find a property solution which suited their future expansion plans.
The 5 week programme, with an interlude due to Covid-19, saw the transformation of 6,500 sq ft to an open plan office space, client suite and break out area to support the companies culture.
Calvin Williams commented; “It was a real pleasure working with Gary and Danny to produce a design which embraced FLB’S culture and accommodated their fantastic continued growth”.
Gary Bell, Partner at FLB, commented; “The Curve team delivered what they promised, a truly stunning office designed with our culture in mind. Thank you!”
We are delighted to announce that Tim Sheen has joined Curve Workplaces as Operations Director.
Tim commented; “… I have been aware of Curve and their growing reputation in the ‘out of town’ market for some time. Their ambitious team and enthusiasm to deliver exceptional working environments for their clients made it an easy choice and an exciting move”
With over 18 years’ industry experience working across the UK & Ireland on Design & Build and Traditionally procured projects, Tim will oversee the entire delivery process.
Prior to joining Curve, Tim was responsible for the UK IWG account, which includes Regus and Spaces. Having recently completed a phased, multi-million pound Cat A and B project for British Land in London, Tim has a wealth of experience operating in these unprecedented times.
Its great to have you with us Tim!
This time last year we were dusting off our Dinner Jackets ready for the 2019 Thames Valley Property Awards hosted by The Business Magazine.
That evening we picked up the coveted Fast-rising Property Business 2019 for our year on year growth, and our client Make-A-Wish® UK won the Workplace Award for their new HQ in Thames Tower, Reading.
It’s been a busy 12 months since then as the team has delivered over 250,000 sq ft; our Landlord Team has set the standard in out of town Cat A+ space; our sister company furnitureforum led by Jon Odey was born; we increased our head count by over 40%; moved to our new office in The Light Box, Bracknell; appointed a new Sales Director Calvin Williams and were ranked 3rd on The Sunday Times Fast Track 100.
Whilst we know that the next few months are somewhat unpredictable we remain excited about the future of Curve Workplaces Ltd and furnitureforum. Best of luck to this year’s entries, we look forward to seeing you all in September.
We thought it would be a great opportunity to ‘highlight’ one of our fantastic clients Stabilo.
Stabilo is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of writing instruments and stands for German quality, an extraordinary variety of colours and ground-breaking innovative strength.
In 2019 Curve Workplaces moved the creators of ‘pens with cult status’ such as the Original Boss highlighter to 4,500 sq ft in Circle Property PLC’s Concorde Park, Maidenhead.
Project Manager Craig White commented “The space presented ample opportunity for branding and colour whilst providing the Stabilo team with a variety of working opportunities to support their flexible and collaborative ethos”.
Professor John Bessant once said “With every pair of hands, I get a free brain”. In addition to the free brain, we’ve also managed to assemble a talented team of Cricketers between Curve Workplaces & furniture forum.
Team Captain Ryan Morgan commented; “We’ve got real depth to our squad, especially with the addition of ‘Teflon’ Calvin Williams keeping wicket, ‘Leverock’, Jon Odey shoring up the middle order and ‘Boundary Baggott’ Jake Baggott… it’s an exciting group”.
Although the official start to the Cricket season (due to be this week) has been delayed, and all of our fixtures postponed, we couldn’t help but share our tantalising First XI with you.
As we wind down for a long weekend of good weather (hopefully), (more) family time and BBQs we have been reflecting on what has been a strange month for us all.
Our team quickly adjusted to working from home, and our sites were shut on the 24th March following the PMs address urging us to act responsibly and apply social distancing in order to protect our NHS.
We would like to thank, once again, our people for their resilience, our clients for their understanding and our supply chain for their continued support during these unprecedented times.
This experience has undoubtedly bought us all closer as a company, community and country. We would like to thank our frontline services for their relentless efforts.
From all of us at Curve and forum, we wish you a very happy Easter weekend.
Stay safe and well
It’s been a busy year for Paul Scott and the landlord team as they have completed over 90,000 sq ft across the Thames Valley to date.
Paul commented; “We set out with the task of becoming the ‘Landlords local choice’, we feel as though we are well on our way to achieving this goal”.
With a pipeline of over 100,00 sq ft, and as demand continues to increase, it is important that the team is correctly resourced with the right skill sets.
Having worked in both pre contracts and delivery, Craig Lamden will team up with Paul to deal with the increased demand.
Craig commented; “This is an incredibly exciting opportunity to continue to build a team with ‘Scotty’. The opportunities are endless”.
In this ever changing pandemic Curve Workplaces and furniture forum took the decision on Monday evening, in conjunction with our clients, to close all sites as of Tuesday (24th March) for a period of three weeks. This will of course be monitored on a daily basis in accordance with Government guidelines. All of our people remain fully operational from home.
Our priority is the health & welfare of our people, their families, our clients, subcontractors and supply chain. We would like to thank them all for their understanding and support during these unprecedented times.
Our thoughts remain with the NHS and other frontline services as they care for the nation. Stay safe, help others and lets remain positive.
If you have any questions or require further information please get in touch.
Our priority is the health & welfare of our people, their families, our clients and supply chain.
Both Curve Workplaces and Furniture Forum are taking the threat of COVID-19 extremely seriously.
At this stage all of our sites remain open, and we are committed to delivering the same level of service during this unprecedented time. We have implemented additional safety measures on all of our sites and are following all Government guidelines.
Our thoughts are with the NHS and other front line services as they care for the nation. Stay safe, help others and lets remain positive.
For more information please get in touch.
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.