News

13-07-22

A great new partnership


An announcement from our Managing Director, Michael Potter MRICS.

“It gives me great pleasure to announce that we will be partnering Henley Rugby Football Club - Henley Hawks Rugby Club as one of their Elite Sponsors from next season.

As a leading business in the Office Design & Build sector, based in the Thames Valley, it is terrific to be partnering with one of the leading rugby clubs in our region and community.

With shared values of encouraging everyone, at every level, to be their best I am particularly pleased that we are sponsoring both male and female sections across all age groups.

Our whole team are really looking forward to supporting all the Henley Rugby Club teams and doing some fun and rewarding work for the club with our fellow sponsors.”

Henley Rugby Chairman, Chris Nixon said, “We are naturally thrilled to welcome Curve Workplaces to our team. They share our vision in terms of how we want to grow the Club in the local community and their passion and support for the whole club will be hugely important as we embark on the 2022 / 23 season. We look forward to building a successful partnership with them over the next two years and hopefully beyond.”

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13-07-22

A new member to the Curve Team


An announcement from our Managing Director, Michael Potter MRICS.

“It gives me great pleasure to announce that Nikki Wright has joined our design team as a Senior Designer. She is the last piece in the jigsaw of our hugely talented team of both internal and external experts. It is terrific that she has chosen to join us as we get deeper into executing our rigorous plans for Curve Workplaces and Furniture Forum.

Nikki commented: “I am thrilled to have been given the opportunity to join a business which is a key player in the Thames Valley area. Curve not only nurture their client relationships, but also their culture within the company – I have known and worked with several members of the team previously and have watched Curve go from strength to strength over the years. I’m looking forward to the journey from here, as part of such a solid company.”

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06-05-22

Completed Project for Concurrent Technologies


We recently completed an interior for Concurrent Technologies on the second floor of Arlington Business Park in Theale.

Our goal for the space, was to create a good level of interaction between the lab and office spaces, so that all members of the team worked together. We really wanted to try and incorporate some elements of the tech aspect into the office space, using feature ceiling details to achieve this, we got to use some bold colours in the space, and our aim was to have a really fun, vibrant, collaborative space.

‘Everyone at Curve is a dream to work with. They are professional, timely, communicate well, and most importantly are fun. I was particularly impressed that they took our vision and were able to create drawings which hit every aspect of what we asked for – first time. Everyone was an expert in the subject matter and filled us with confidence about our new office space, and the results speak for themselves!’ Victoria Middleton, People Director at Concurrent.

Special thanks to Shaylin Mansfield on the design and all the hard work from Craig White, Angus Nicol, Ian Shepherd and the rest of the Curve and Forum team.

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27-04-22

A new addition to Curve - Welcome Sam


An announcement from our Managing Director, Michael Potter MRICS.

“It gives me great pleasure to announce that Sam Turney has joined our commercial team as a Project Consultant. We have been keeping a close eye on Sam’s career for a few years, and it is terrific that he has chosen to join us as we get deeper into executing our rigorous plans for the business.”

Sam commented: “I have known Michael and Andy for nearly seven years. What they have achieved with the rest of their team at Curve is nothing short of incredible. Taking the business from a disruptive new kid on the block to a multi award winning professional outfit in a very short period of time. They really turned my head when they talked to me about their impressive plans for the future, so it is great to join the team and I cannot wait to get my teeth into some projects.”

To talk about your office fit out ambitions, please contact Sam at sturney@curveworkplace.co.uk

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21-03-22

An interior with a difference - the Biscuit Tin


Lincoln Properties challenged us with an interesting project:

• Design a marketing suite to become the central hub within the newly developed landscape at Reading train station (https://one.stationhill.co.uk/) • That will give potential clients both a clear vision of, and the opportunities that will be available in, Reading’s newest commercial venture at the heart of the town centre

The solution that we have delivered is centred around the use of three shipping containers; immensely versatile and therefore easily modified to fit our design and build brief. Fundamentally, by reusing, repairing, and recycling existing materials (i.e. large amounts of steel) the project also delivers the significant sustainability benefits of adopting circular economy principles.

To inspire the rich palette in the interior of our newly created ‘tin’ … our designers took inspiration from one of Reading’s most famous firms – British biscuit maker Huntly & Palmer. By researching the historic packaging and the varied colourings that - the once biggest global biscuit brand - used for their tins.

Special thanks to Hatch Real Estate, Lincoln Properties and all the hard work from our Curve team.

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09-03-22

New Office Fitout for NSK


A great new collaboration with NSK at The Place in Maidenhead.

Our client couldn’t have been more pleased. “Working with Curve on the fit out of our new headquarters has been an absolute joy! They have been fantastic from start to finish. The team understood the brief NSK had set out and they delivered within our set budget. They have a great attention & passion for detail and style. The Curve team showed dedication during the whole duration of the project and afterwards. A seamless process. The feedback is all positive – an excellent result!” Evelyne Gerniers, PA to CFO and Facilities Co-ordinator NSK Europe Ltd.

Designed with collaboration at the forefront, spaces were created to encourage those ‘water cooler’ moments. Benefits of great natural light enabled us to keep all the zones as open as possible to allow a flow through the office.

We have kept to a neutral palette with a burst of colour in the furniture and natural timber and greenery to promote staff wellness and productivity.

The Tea Point was used as an extension of the open plan and used a breakfast bar to divide the space and create a focal touch down point centrally in the office.

Special thanks to Shaylin Mansfield and all the hard work from our Curve team.

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07-03-22

New Forum Project Director Elliott Marsh


An announcement from our Managing Director, Michael Potter MRICS.

“Another week, another senior appointment for us at Curve Workplaces… It is a real pleasure for me to announce that Elliott Fowler-Marsh has joined our sister business, Furniture Forum, as Project Director. This is a real coup for us because Elliott has spent the last 3 years responsible for servicing some of the largest design and build clients in the industry whilst at Forma 5”

Elliott commented: “Curve Workplaces were not only one of my biggest clients but the one that I felt the closest affinity towards. When Michael spoke to me and outlined their rigorous growth plans, I knew I had to simply jump at the chance. I want to continue to thrive on being alongside my clients to embrace large scale challenges, and work towards high-quality outcomes.”

To talk about your office fit out ambitions, and find out how Furniture Forum can deliver for you, please contact Elliott at elliott@furnitureforum.co.uk

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09-02-22

Completed Project for Intact Software


We’ve partnered with Intact Software to transform their offices in the Maylands Building in Hemel Hempstead.

We have focused on designing a creative, innovative space with a collaborative environment with plenty of choice in workspace opportunities - from a range of quiet to interactive spaces.

Inspired by Intact Software’s branded colours, we have created a palette of textures, layers of colour and fun ‘pops’ of yellow to add interest and excitement to their new home.

Great features include Orangebox meeting pods for collaborative workspaces with a unique, demountable system that can be moved, re-positioned or re-used to suit changing needs, an open-plan workspace and an elevated meeting room on a mezzanine level with a fantastic view below.

Special thanks to Heather Lehman from Crux design and all the hard work from our Curve team.

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21-01-22

Dice Communications Completed Project


We’ve just completed our first project for Aegon working with Dice Communications on the ground floor of the Yard in Maidenhead. A joint venture fitout to suit the tenant, Curve were initially engaged by Aegon to complete the CAT B fit out in co-ordination with Dice. This dual project was successful in helping both landlord and tenant achieve their desired outcomes.

‘We’ve recently had our new office fitted out by Curve, and we’re so happy with the result. Not only was the quality of the finish very impressive, they were a pleasure to deal with. The project management and client management was first rate – delivered on time and on budget. I would highly recommend Curve and the team.’ Matthew Dickinson, Managing Director, Dice Communications

Dice, a medical communications agency, help clients launch, build, and develop great pharmaceutical brands so it was important that the design felt serious yet maintained a relaxed and creative vibe. The space has been designed with flexibility in mind, making key areas work hard as multi-purpose spaces using a mix of existing furniture along with quiet pods, farmhouse style low benching and acoustic high-backed chairs.

Working alongside furnitureforum, we used the Forma 5 Zama benching, Forma 5 Dot Pro Task chairs, New Design Group – meeting chairs and matching Credenzas and ORN Ikon Lounge chairs and break out furniture.

Special thanks to: Dice, Aegon, Savills, Knight Frank, Lambert Smith Hampton and all the hard work from our Curve team: Paul Scott, Debbie Leach, Scott Ellis,Gazmend Shulemaja, Craig Lamden, Tim Sheen, Chris Wheeley, Ryan Morgan and Sam Healy

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12-01-22

Our Partnership in Growth


Curve Workplaces is delighted to announce our partnership with Procore Technologies as our Construction Management Platform.

Procore will connect our projects, processes and teams across the site and office on one system, bringing information and people together to improve the efficiency and quality of our projects.

Procore will allow Curve Workplaces to utilize one platform for all project processes to allow us to communicate better with our suppliers and design team and provide our clients with improved project efficiency.

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08-12-21

Workplace Mental Health Charter


Curve Workplaces has committed to the Workplace Mental Health Charter. The initiative is created with contributions from clients, managers, trade associations, unions, regulators, training bodies and aims to provide a flexible and consistent charter to enable all businesses in the UK to access mental health support, provide awareness and training and put in place a structure and systems to support people in the workplace.

We recognise the importance of the wellbeing of our team, clients and suppliers and we’re pleased to become a member; taking steps to stamp out the stigma associated with mental health.

Information about the charter can be found at https://lnkd.in/dZfgPgz

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02-12-21

Legal & General project completion for Global Radio


We’ve just completed another project at Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM)’s APEX; this time working with Global. Curve were engaged by Global Radio to complete the CAT B fit out alongside co-ordination works with the CAT A scheme for L&G. Home to some of the biggest radio stations across Europe, Global Radio have relocated from Theale to central Reading. The space has been designed with longevity in mind – meeting their needs today, but configurable for the future. It takes on the strong brand aesthetic, with flexibility and co-ordination at its heart with meeting rooms and furniture pods created to offer dynamic work space.

Working alongside furnitureforum, we used recycled Herman Miller Abak Desks that had been refurbished and installed Orangebox’s new product Campers and Dens, which are freestanding acoustic booths.

Whilst carrying out the works, we worked concurrently towards both the landlord’s and client’s specifications, which meant that Global were able to maximise savings and optimise timescales. This was further enhanced by our inherent knowledge of the property, after completing several projects in the building over the past 12 months.

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30-11-21

Site Manager of the Month


We’re pleased to award Brett Site Manager of the Month 🎖

Brett’s keen eye for detail and dedication to our projects is second to none. Brett continuously works hard to ensure that our sites operate to the highest standards in regards to quality and health and safety. Brett’s dedication is evident in many great client testimonials he’s received, along with consistently high HS&E audit reports.

Thank you Brett!

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17-11-21

Commvault project completion


We’re delighted to share our recently completed project at Arlington Business Park for Commvault. We began working with the global data management firm last year, when they made the decision to relocate from their multi-floor central Reading offices to a single-level space which would encourage employee collaboration. Working alongside Avison Young │UK, Arlington Business Park was chosen for its impressive facilities and cultural fit with the Commvault team.

In collaboration with global design company, Mancini Duffy, we have created a design that is aligned with the Commvault brand and flows well to provide facilities suitable for all members of the team.

Commenting on the project, Alison Leonard Director of Finance, Commvault EMEA says that “Curve was by far the best fit for us – from a cultural perspective…We got on really well with them and they spoke the same language as us.”

Ali continues by saying that “We were able to work seamlessly together with our real estate company, design company in the US and locally with Curve to create this fabulous space which our employees are going to love”.

Watch the video here: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/curve-workplaces-ltd_officedesign-officefitout-commercialproperty-activity-6866661206334193664-a8bE

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04-11-21

Work Experience


Last week, during half term, we welcomed James into our office to carry out a week’s work experience.

“James commented; I have just completed a fantastic week of work experience with the team at Curve Workplaces Ltd Workplaces. I’ve had the opportunity to understand how Curve work with their clients, spending time visiting potential and existing sites and attending client meetings.

At the Curve office, I spent time with the different departments and participated in internal meetings, learning how the team operate effectively around the needs of current and potential clients.

I have really enjoyed my time with the Curve team, they showed passion for the company and industry. As a ‘thank you’ I am open to provide advice on their football fantasy league team selections this season.”

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26-10-21

On site with Barrett & Co Solicitors


We’re on site with another CAT A&B project on behalf of London & Scottish Property Investment Management and BARRETT & CO SOLICITORS LLP.

Represented by Fryer Commercial, the Reading law firm, Barrett & Co are taking newly refurbished space at Advantage, Reading let by Vail Williams and Lambert Smith Hampton

Project managed by Andy Colangelo of Oakleaf Building Surveyors, the move represents a big departure from Barrett & Co’s current working environment and they are keen to ensure that the space has a modern, open-plan layout, whilst still retaining quiet areas for privacy.

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20-10-21

Finalists at this year's Bristol Property Awards


We are excited to be named as finalists at this year’s Bristol Property Awards.

The awards celebrate the dynamic Bristol property sector and the shortlist for each category was announced at a grand reveal earlier this month.

We have been recognised in 2 categories - Commercial Development and Commercial Interior Designer - for our work, alongside Arcudio for Huboo Fulfilment at 41 Corn Street, Bristol.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony on 12 November, so watch this space…

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13-10-21

Introducing: Scott Ellis


We’d like to introduce Scott Ellis, who joins us as Project Manager.

Prior to joining Curve, Scott worked as an electrician for 11 years in both England and New Zealand, before becoming a project manager 6 years ago.

Commenting on his new role, Scott says: I’m looking forward to working with a new, exciting and growing team. I can’t wait to learn, grow and deliver some great projects!”

Welcome to the team, Scott!

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06-10-21

Winners at the Thames Valley SME 100 Growth Index Awards


We’re excited to announce that Curve Workplaces has won the SME 100 Growth (over £10m) accolade at the third annual Thames Valley SME 100 Growth Index awards. The awards recognise results and strong leadership by the region’s top small and medium-sized businesses and the six categories were presented by the SME 100 Growth Index sponsors Herrington Carmichael LLP, Hicks Baker and Wilson Partners Limited.

The judges commented that “Curve has the ability to provide clients with inventive design and efficient construction on a turnkey basis. The business has shown impressive growth of 33% to take turnover to £16m at the time of publication. This is coupled with project delivery and business achievements throughout the year.”

Receiving the award, Michael Potter, Managing Director said “We’re thrilled to win. Our success comes from the strength of our team and this award is for them. We’ve assembled the right blend of people with the right attitude and skills and they’ve worked hard in difficult times. I don’t think the uncertainty in the office market has impinged on us much. Whenever there is change there is an opportunity for us to help clients, whether businesses are expanding, contracting or looking at different ways of working.”

Congratulations to all the other finalists and winners!

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29-09-21

Curve's 5th birthday - part 3


For our final installment celebrating Curve’s 5th birthday, here is Paul Scott, who joined the team in September 2017, as one of the business’ first hires…

“I was hugely excited about the opportunity to work alongside Andrew Wilkinson again, as he’d had such an influential role in my earlier career. Joining Andy, Michael Potter and Mark Bessant felt like a great ‘fit’, and a business that I instinctively knew I was going to really enjoy working at.

My original role was a classic split of networking and sales. I was then tasked with securing more landlord work, and in May 2019 we went live with the ‘landlord’ project. My current role as Account Director ensures we’re managing all relationships with our landlord clients’ along with consultants and agents.

Launching the landlord team, was of huge importance to Curve and a milestone in the company’s journey, which I’m especially proud of. We weren’t entirely sure what this would look like, but within a couple of months, we were involved with our first Cat A+ project and have continued to have an influential role in shaping this market. The relationships we’ve built with some of the industry’s leading funds and asset management companies including Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM), Royal London Asset Management (RLAM) and Aberdeen Standard Investments, who all entrust us with delivering their schemes, has been incredibly fulfilling.

We’ve seen a spectacular increase in turnover during these last 5 years, which wouldn’t have been possible without recruiting a team of very talented individuals, enabled by our strong and decisive management board. I work closely with Mark Bradburn, Calvin Williams and Craig Lamden, all of whom have added layers of depth and dynamism to our approach, and operationally, Tim Sheen MCIOB joining us has been a ‘game-changer’. Our ‘can do’ attitude, and resilience, particularly throughout this pandemic, has been nothing short of remarkable.

Curve’s brand awareness and the continued ‘buzz’ surrounding us seems truly magnetic. A massive thanks to everyone who has supported us so far. I can’t wait for the next 5 year to unfold…”

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24-09-21

Curve's 5th birthday - part 2


Continuing our birthday celebrations, Founder and Director, Mark Bessant reflects on our growth over the last 5 years…

“Prior to 2016, I was running the furniture business, but realised that adding design and build services was the direction that we needed to take. So, alongside Michael Potter and Andrew Wilkinson, we founded Curve Workplaces.

The development over the past 5 years has been phenomenal and far beyond what I had expected. Consistent year on year growth, coupled with our increasing headcount is something to be very proud of.

The launch of our sister company furnitureforum and its Managing Director, Jon Odey joining us in 2019, was an exciting step in our journey. The furniture side of the business has seen tremendous success and continues to grow. Both Curve and furniture forum mutually benefit each other and together we are able to support our clients with a complete solution. Some of the joint projects we have worked on, such as Iress have been defining for the business.

Our relocation to the Lightbox in 2019 was another key milestone in our company’s story. It reflected our growth and gave our growing team a great new home.

The industry and supplier recognition we’ve gained through national and regional awards has been wonderful and has been incredibly motivational for us. Our successes to date and our reputation have helped us attract and retain some of the best talent in the industry.

I’m excited to see what’s next for the business…”

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23-09-21

We're on site with NSK Europe


We’re on site with NSK Europe, working alongside Geo Hallam & Sons. NSK are relocating their European HQ to The Place, Maidenhead, where they’ll benefit from the improved transport links and local amenities.

We’ve worked closely with the client to develop a design which creates a modern, collaborative working environment for their UK staff, along with the provision of a regional hub to hold director level meetings.

In addition to this, NSK Europe wanted to ensure the overall scheme reflected the successful growth of the business and was aligned to the corporate brand, including sustainable finishes. Acoustic performance throughout the space is a high priority for NSK, so we’ve designed and will be installing partitioning to address this.

Letting agents: BRAY FOX SMITH LTD and Hicks Baker

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17-09-21

Curve's 5th birthday - part 1


This month, we’re celebrating Curve Workplaces’ 5th Birthday.

Over the past 5 years, the business has grown and changed, so we thought we’d hear from some of the longest-standing members of the team to reflect on their experiences.

First up, is Director, Andrew Wilkinson.

“I was part of the founding team, alongside Mark Bessant and Michael Potter. We all have an entrepreneurial mindset and we brought with us years of industry experience. We had a shared vision to grow the business and in just 5 years we have achieved so much.

In 2019, we were recognised by the Sunday Times Fast Track 100, as one of the UK’s fastest growing businesses, and this has certainly been one of the highlights of my career and an incredibly proud moment for Curve.

Over the past 5 years, we’ve also received awards from the Thames Valley Property Awards and have been short-listed for SME of the Year at The Thame Valley Business Magazine Awards. These accolades, along with the hard work and dedication of the team have helped us win contracts with businesses such as Nikon, Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM), Commvault, Royal London Asset Management (RLAM) and Iress.

In addition to the financial growth of the business, which achieved a turnover of £16.5m in 2020, I am proud of the talent that we have attracted and retained. Experienced industry professionals, including Jon Odey and Calvin Williams have joined the business and have been instrumental in our progression. Curve is also passionate about investing and nurturing new talent in the industry, and our recruitment process continues to attract the best.

I look forward to seeing what the future holds for our exciting business…”

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15-09-21

Congratulations Sam Healy


Congratulations to our Junior Technical Designer, Sam Healy, who has just graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Interior Architecture & Design from the University of Hertfordshire.

Commenting on his achievement, Sam says that “it will benefit my role by giving me the confidence to continue to grow and develop within the design industry.”

Well done Sam!

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07-09-21

Huboo Fulfillment - Project Completion


Over the Summer, we completed an innovative design and build project with automated fulfilment service provider, Huboo Fulfilment.

The Bristol-based company has relocated to the beautiful and historic property, owned by landlords IV Real Estate and let by Savills, in Bristol’s Corn Market, to support their surge in growth.

Huboo occupy all 6 floors of the building, with each designed to reflect a company value. The design phase was a collaborative process, with our designers, Arcudio leading interactive workshops with the client to understand Huboo’s values and develop a scheme which truly reflected their unique and quirky vision.

Working with furnitureforum, the independent furniture choices have been key to the overall design aesthetic. ‘Found’ items such as reclaimed deckchairs and cinema seats all add to the original design concept, developed to reflect Huboo’s cool remit.

For more information on this project or others we are working on, please get in touch: https://lnkd.in/etFVcMj

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01-09-21

Welcome to the team Chris Wheeley!


We’d like to introduce Chris Wheeley, who has joined our team as Pre-Contracts Manager.

Chris began his career in the design and build industry 5 years ago, after completing his BSc (Hons) Construction Management degree, and he’s since gained experience across a wide range of projects and sectors.

In his new role, Chris will be responsible for the procurement and estimating process, whilst working alongside designers to interpret and develop clients’ project requirements during the tender process.

Welcome to the team, Chris!

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06-08-21

Contractor of the Month - July


We’d like to award Contractor of the Month to Scott Rogers, Director at Project Electrical Services, who has through all adversity, continued to provide a service far and above all expectations.

Scott has ensured:

📍a proactive approach to design issues 📍necessary labour on site 📍a responsive approach to all enquiries/issues 📍client comments are dealt with in a timely manner 📍a great on-site attitude

Thank you Scott!

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26-07-21

Completed project for Orchard Street Investment Management LLP


We have recently completed a refurbishment project at 3 Arlington Square, Bracknell on behalf of landlords, Orchard Street Investment Management LLP. The multi-let property, located adjacent to the town centre, in the heart of the Thames Valley, provides 67,862 sq ft of highly-specified office accommodation, arranged over ground and four upper floors.

Working alongside Quartz Project Services and architects, Mansfield Monk, we refurbished the reception with feature wall and lighting, whilst the building was in occupation.

If you’d like more information about our landlord projects, contact our team: https://lnkd.in/etFVcMj

For more information on 3 Arlington Square, please get in touch with letting agents Hanover Green LLP and Vail Williams

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08-07-21

We've just finished on site with PDC Brands


This week, we have just finished a 10,000 sq ft project, on the 1st floor of The Charter Building, Uxbridge for PDC BRANDS (UK) and here’s a sneak peak 📸

Working closely with the client and their acquiring agents Knight Frank, we identified The Charter Building, Uxbridge, which met their requirements and will enable the company to create an environment that is in line with their style, marketplace and ambitions.

Full case study to follow…

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07-07-21

Congratulation to Tim Sheen MCIOB


Congratulations to our Operations Director, Tim Sheen MCIOB for becoming a member of the The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

Tim studied through the University College of Estate Management in the evenings and at weekends. All the hard work has paid off as he is now a Chartered Construction Manager; aligned with the CIOB’s reputation for professional excellence.

Well done, Tim - from all of us at Curve and furnitureforum!

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01-07-21

Huboo - coming soon...


COMING SOON…

We’re excited to announce an innovative design and build project with automated fulfilment service provider, Huboo Fulfilment. The Bristol based company are relocating to a beautiful historic property in Bristol’s Corn Market to support their surge in growth.

Working with furniture forum, the independent furniture choices have been key to the overall design aesthetic. ‘Found’ items such as reclaimed deckchairs and cinema seats all add to the original design concept, developed to reflect Huboo’s cool remit.

More to follow soon…

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22-06-21

Support for community refurbishment project


We’re always looking for ways to support community projects and recently, we were happy to assist Lickey End Social Club in Bromsgrove.

The club, which is owned and run by its members, operates on a very tight budget. It has been carrying out refurbishment works and has gratefully received our donation of floor tiles, which has helped complete their family room and snooker room.

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08-06-21

We're working with Legal & General at 55 Strand, London


We’re working with Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM), Andy Holtby and Max Beresford from Paragon BC at 55 Strand, London to create more capsule spaces. The 6 week programme is due to complete early July.

If you’d like more information about our landlord projects, contact our team: https://lnkd.in/etFVcMj

For more information about 55 Strand, please get in touch with letting agents Allsop LLP and Bluebook (London).

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03-06-21

Contractor of the month


Our Contractor of the Month is Project Electrical Services, who have been commended by a client for being “head and shoulders above” the rest.

✅ Proactive site communication ✅ Great site awareness ✅ Proactive and timely document management ✅ Requests are dealt with positively ✅ Nothing is too much trouble

Congratulations to Electrical Engineer Paul O’Neill and the team!

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26-05-21

We are on site at APEX, Reading


We are on site at APEX, Reading, where we are working on another project for Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM).

Working alongside Andy Holtby and Rhys Williams MRICS of Paragon BC and Ben Graham of Quantem Consulting LLP, we are delivering CAT A works to floors 3-6 of Block B.

The 27,000 sq ft space, designed by architect Chris Sutton of SuttonCA Ltd, will be handed back in 2 stages - with the 6th floor being prepared for a tenant to take occupancy in June and the remainder of the project due for completion late-summer.

For more information on our Landlord team and other recently completed projects, please get in touch: https://lnkd.in/etFVcMj

If you’d like to enquire about APEX, please contact letting agents Campbell Gordon and Knight Frank.

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20-05-21

PDC BRANDS relocation


This week we’ve started work on PDC BRANDS new offices in The Charter Building, Uxbridge.

In the initial stages of the project, we worked closely with PDC Brands and their acquiring agents Knight Frank to identify suitable properties to match their requirements. The move from Southall to their new home in Landid’s Charter Building, Uxbridge will enable the company to create an environment that is befitting their style, marketplace and ambitions.

With design being the key to reflecting the company’s brand, this phase was in development for over 6 months. Now in the build phase, we will be working with Knight Frank, to deliver the 10,000 sq ft project, on the 1st floor of the building over the next 7 weeks.

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14-05-21

We'd like to introduce Jennifer Tunnell, Graphic Designer


We’d like to introduce Jennifer Tunnell, who’s joined the team as Graphic Designer.

With a background in marketing and advertising, Jennifer is an experienced graphic designer who has worked with international businesses on strategic campaigns.

Jennifer’s in-depth understanding of art direction, page layout, brochures and corporate identity, along with her creative flair, will ensure we are presenting ideas in the best possible way.

Welcome to the team Jennifer!

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13-05-21

We are on site at CapitaLand's Arlington Business Park


We are on site at CapitaLand’s Arlington Business Park, Theale on behalf of APAM Ltd.

Working alongside Ridge and Partners LLP, we are preparing unit 1420 to CAT A+ standard, which will be suitable for multiple occupants and unit 1430, which is being finished as a “plug & play” fitted suite. All common parts of unit 1410 are also being refurbished as part of this project.

Furniture is being procured and installed by our friends furnitureforum.

For more information on Arlington Business Park please contact letting agents Hollis Hockley LLP and Savills.

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07-05-21

Site Manager of The Month


This week, we’d like to celebrate our SITE MANAGER OF THE MONTH.

Following a recent site inspection, Sean White has been commended by our clients for his management of on site safety controls and organisation. Although safety is always our priority, to be recognised for this is an achievement.

Well done Sean!

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29-04-21

Kensington Mortgages nearing completion


Now just weeks away from completion, our 28,000 sq ft office refurbishment project for Kensington Mortgages in Ascot House, Maidenhead Office Park, is receiving great feedback from staff returning back to their newly designed workplace. Project Manager, Grant Millea has seen staff “with their smart phones out, photographing their new space.”

Work on the 12-week programme has been carried out whilst the office was still in partial occupation and under strict COVID-19 safety controls. Daily temperature checks, masks and additional PPE have been the norm throughout the project.

Grant explains that “we’ve worked closely with Kensington Mortgages’ IT department to meet their exacting requirements for the IT and AV components of the refurbishment.” Smart room and desk booking systems have been configured to facilitate COVID-19 safe working for staff.

The concluding stages of the project, which will be completed mid-May, include furniture installation and final IT sign off.

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23-04-21

Commvault - coming soon...


Earlier this year, we completed a project at CapitaLand and APAM Ltd’s Building 1330 Arlington Business Park for leading software firm, Commvault.

Advised by Avison Young, the business has relocated its UK headquarters out of central Reading to Theale as part of a European review of its real estate requirements.

Working closely with Commvault’s US design consultant, Mancini Duffy, we have implemented a design that echoes a successfully adopted concept across Commvault’s US offices.

Following the business’ workplace analysis, the 10-week programme has transformed the 2nd floor 14,000 sq ft space, which now features generous open areas - configured to allow for collaborative working, town halls and break out areas.

Look out for the full case study coming soon…

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07-04-21

Contractor of the Month - April


CONTRACTOR OF THE MONTH

This month, we’d like to award Dominic Cutchie from Interior Impressions Ltd Contractor of the Month. Dominic has demonstrated a full appreciation of and adherence to all of Curve Workplace’s health & safety practices, despite all the challenges brought about by COVID-19. Dominic has proved himself to be a great team player and is a real asset to this project, where we are currently onsite in Milton Keynes.

Thank you for all your hard work Dominic!

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24-03-21

CAT+ project at 41 Eastcheap, London for Royal London Asset Management


We have recently completed a CAT+ project at 41 Eastcheap, London for Royal London Asset Management, alongside project managers J3 Partners Ltd and ITD Consultants Ltd.

The works were carried out to the lower ground and 5th floors of the property, which included the replacement of the fan coil units and full refurbishment of the WC and shower facilities.

Furniture was provided by furniture forum.

For more information about the property, contact Monique Kelliher or Tom Kemp at HK London

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09-03-21

A workplace transformation for IRESS HQ


We’ve captured the transformation of Formal Investments’ British Council for Offices award-winning building, Honeybourne Place into Iress’ new UK HQ.

Working closely with Iress, Formal Investments, CBRE and our friends at furnitureforum, we transformed this 42,000 sq ft into a highly agile space, boasting a variety of working opportunities including a bespoke ‘high sit’ workstation setting which has become synonymous with Iress offices around the world, client suite, fitness suite, yoga studio, ‘townhall’, café area, gaming room, library and client suite.

Curve Workplaces’ Director, Mark Bradburn says that “this really brings the project to life and showcases the environment that we have created to reflect how IRESS work and their culture. We look forward to COVID-19 restrictions being lifted and the space being used and enjoyed by the business.”

Commenting on the finished project, Head of Property & Facilities Global for IRESS, Trudi Roberts says “the finish and the attention to detail is far above and beyond what I had expected.”

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08-03-21

International Women's Day


Today, we are celebrating International Women’s Day - a globally recognised event, dedicated to the celebration of the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

Over a third of our team is female, which, in a traditionally male-dominated industry is something we are very proud of. Women hold roles in finance, design, operations and management across our business and today, we’d like recognise their contribution.

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03-03-21

Our Landlord team is back at it with a new project on behalf of Angle Property


Our Landlord team is back at it with a new project on behalf of Angle Property, working on their newest asset – Brook House, in Bracknell.

The recently acquired building, set in 2.4 acres, occupies 21,600 sq ft of space and we have been appointed to strip the property back to its shell and prepare to CAT A standard.

For more information on the Bracknell-based scheme, contact Haslams Chartered Surveyors.

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26-02-21

Reconfiguration of Kensington Mortgages' Head Office


This week, we have commenced work on a new design and build project for Kensington Mortgages, on Maidenhead Office Park. In 2020, our client began a review of their existing workplace in response to the changing office environment. They called upon Curve Workplaces to help evaluate the available scenarios which included the options of relocation or remaining in the current occupation. The decision was made to remain in their existing premises, review how to the workspace could be used more effectively and carry out the works in occupation.

The design journey involved proposals for a new work style: bringing people together collectively, whilst finding a balance between collaborative and traditional workspace. The objective is to create a hub that employees will want to spend time in, once social distancing restrictions are eased. The vibrant and colourful brand identity is woven through the design using colour accents in the décor and furniture choices.

The space features a variety of workspace and seating styles to suit the type of work or meeting being held - booths, high bench seating, sofas in hidden spaces, traditional workstations multimedia meeting tables and bleacher-style seating, suitable for town halls or group presentations. The acoustics for each zone have been carefully considered to ensure the client’s objective of creating an inspiring and open space, whilst limiting distractions is met.

To further facilitate effective remote and office working, smart booking systems will be installed throughout. This will allow all meeting rooms and workstations to be booked remotely and give employees sight of who else is in the office so collaborative work can be arranged.

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26-02-21

Furniture re-use and "up cycling"


In the current climate, where uncertainty is understandably commonplace and justified, many businesses are rethinking their use of resources, and this includes their workplace. Reconfiguration of space is on the rise and we can help. We consult, procure and deliver furniture, which is an integral part of any interior. It informs the design and creates the environment within the workplace.

During our consultation phase, we work with our clients to understand the needs of the business and its staff. We carefully consider the business drivers, desired aesthetics and functional needs of the workplace before delivering our trusted advice – which is free from any vested interest. We often find that during this discovery phase, we are able to make recommendations for reuse and/or upcycling of existing furniture items. Not only is this practice aligned with our passion for sustainability, but it can also significantly reduce costs, allowing the savings to be re-invested where it is most needed.

One central London based client, whose relocation project has recently been completed, stated that by following furniture forum’s recommendations, and re-using and re-upholstering some of their existing furniture, they saved over £75,000.

Another client: a global technology business, who have recently completed workplace transformation projects across 3 UK sites, commented that they never would have thought about reupholstering and reusing existing furniture as part of the newly designed space. They not only appreciated the cost savings, but also furniture forum’s approach of putting their customers’ requirements and existing resources before revenue. This approach reflects one of furniture forum’s key business values – Be Fair.

Our passion for reuse and the promotion of furniture longevity is also supported throughout our supply chain. We choose to work with suppliers who have exemplary sustainability credentials and products that espouse longevity – through both materials and design – as well as suppliers specialising in re-use and upcycling.

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15-02-21

Angus Nicol joins the team


Curve Workplaces is excited to welcome Angus Nicol to the team as Project Consultant. Angus joins us with a background in design and engineering and a degree in Building Services Engineering. He has designed and delivered projects in a diverse range of sectors; in both the Traditional and Design & Build markets.

In his new role, Angus will work closely with our clients throughout their projects; from conception to completion. He will be responsible for project co-ordination, budget management and will act as the principal client liaison throughout the project life cycle.

Welcome to the team, Angus.

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12-02-21

CAT A+ space at 25 Soho Square


We have recently completed and handed over this CAT A+ space at 25 Soho Square, London, on behalf of Royal London Asset Management. This outstanding building, set in the heart of London provides open-plan flexible desking, meeting rooms and a breakout space with real ‘WOW factor’.

Project Director, Paul Scott commented “this was a fantastic project for Curve, furnitureforum and the landlord team to have secured. We’re proud of what we have delivered in this Central London scheme and working closely with both PMP & Royal London Asset Management.”

The refurbishment of the first floor has created a real stand out space; inviting, stylish and in keeping with its local heritage.

To hear more about our Landlord offering and other projects, please get in touch with a member of the team.

For further details on 25 Soho Square, please get in touch with joint letting agents: Bluebook (London) and CBRE

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03-02-21

Supporting the UK's commitment to the COVID-19 vaccine roll out


We are proud to play our own part in supporting the UK’s commitment to the COVID-19 vaccine roll out by transforming part of Grim’s Dyke Golf Club, Pinner into a vaccination centre.

The facility, which opened at the weekend has already received extremely positive feedback.

Jonathan Marlow, Board member of the Golf Club and Account Director at Innovation Broking has personally thanked Michael Potter and Curve Workplaces for “supplying and installing the bespoke partitioning system, at their own cost.

“Without Curve’s time and effort within an extremely short period, it would not have been possible. The attention to detail has been exceptional and has given staff confidence to carry out vaccines back-to-back.”

Dr Harmeet Chana from Dales Pharmacy (who is running the centre in addition to working as an NHS doctor) comments “Curve Workplaces has surpassed expectations. They’ve kept safety at the heart of their support and I am very grateful to have them on board!”

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31-01-21

Contractor of the Month - January 2021


This month’s Contractor of the Month is awarded to Scott Wilson of Built Recruitment for his hard work in setting up our new site. Scott has assisted in installing our Hoardfast partitioning to ensure we have socially distanced welfare, changing and office facilities for our site team.

Thank you for your hard work Scott!

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14-01-21

Project completion at Apex, Reading


Take a look at our recently completed project in Apex, Reading on behalf of Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) .

Working alongside Rhys Williams MRICS from Paragon BC and Hoare Lea we refurbished a 8,500 sq ft space on the 3rd floor of the town centre building, to create 3 Capsule Suites.

Each of these features a meeting room, breakout spaces, open plan desk areas, formal seating, storage, lockers and a meet and great space. Each Suite now benefits from raised floors, new mechanical systems, new lighting and feature ceilings.

For more information on our Landlord team and other recently completed projects, please get in touch: https://lnkd.in/etFVcMj

For more information on Apex www.apexreading.co.uk, please contact Campbell Gordon and Knight Frank

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12-01-21

High-end partner-led project in Central London receives commendation


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”.

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07-01-21

Our Values - Be Brave | Commit | Be Fair | Enjoy It


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.

Be Brave

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.

Commit

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.

Be Fair

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.

Enjoy it

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.

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18-12-20

Fidelity Investments CAT A+ Project


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

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10-12-20

Hollister Incorporated


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!”

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07-12-20

Golf Day - Summer 2020


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.

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29-11-20

Contractor of the Month - November 2020


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!

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23-11-20

Praise received from Envista Forensics


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.

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17-11-20

Curve delighted to be working with Savills


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.”

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06-11-20

Blend Marketing project completion


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”.

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29-10-20

Honeybourne Place Collects Regional Award


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.

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21-10-20

Constructionline Gold Membership


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.”

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09-10-20

We’re on site with Commvault!


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

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10-09-20

2020 Thames Valley SME 100 Growth Index


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/

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03-09-20

We’ve started work on Envista Forensics’s new UK HQ.


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

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12-08-20

We're Supporting Local Football Club, Binfield FC


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.”

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05-08-20

We're back with RLAM at 10 Chiswell Street.


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!

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29-07-20

ID Maidenhead gets a new warm, welcoming and modern look.


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.

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15-07-20

Curve make a start on RLAM's 25 Soho Sq, London.


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

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08-07-20

Curve continue to support the local community.


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.”

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23-06-20

L&G appoint Curve to carry out Capsule project


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

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17-06-20

Iress’s new 42,000 sq ft Cheltenham office.


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 ”.

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08-06-20

We’re back on Winnersh Triangle...


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”

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29-05-20

FLB’s new offices on Winnersh triangle.


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!”

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06-05-20

Tim Sheen joins Curve as Operations Director.


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!

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30-04-20

#ThrowbackThursday


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.

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22-04-20

Would you believe it, its National Stationery Week!


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”.

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17-04-20

Curve Cricket Club


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.

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09-04-20

Happy Easter Weekend from us all


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

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02-04-20

The Landlord team expands


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”.

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25-03-20

COVID-19 Update 25th March 2020


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.

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20-03-20

COVID-19 Update


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.

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05-03-20

Two weeks until the Property Sports Quiz of the Year!


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?

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25-02-20

Spot the difference!


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….

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18-02-20

Boris loves a Curve cuppa!


“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’!!

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12-02-20

The Curve team escape with seconds to spare!


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!

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06-02-20

CAT A+ projects in Reading and Epsom


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!

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29-01-20

19th March : The Curve Quiz


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.

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22-01-20

A unique workplace for a unique client!


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.

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15-01-20

Ben Stokes, England legend!


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!

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09-01-20

First impressions count!


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!

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02-01-20

Welcome 2020!


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!

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19-12-19

2019 - A year to remember!


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.

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12-12-19

This design gets our vote!


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!

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29-11-19

Stop press! Fast Track 100 Ranking announced!


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.

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27-11-19

Everyone likes to be liked!


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!

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20-11-19

At the heart of the Thames Valley...


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

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07-11-19

Capsule has landed….in Reading!


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'!

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30-10-19

HQ's are us!


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.

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24-10-19

Shortlisted for SME of the Year 2019!


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.

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15-10-19

One Big Cheque!


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…

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09-10-19

Basingstoke : a happy hunting ground


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.

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01-10-19

Curve announce Sales Director as Calvin Williams


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!

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24-09-19

#betterforbalance


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.

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19-09-19

'Magic Making' in Chessington, and now Chineham!


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 Maze.

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12-09-19

An invite to Curve HQ launch!


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! debbie@curveworkplaces.co.uk We look forward to seeing you in a couple of weeks!

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04-09-19

Curve’s summer transfer window continues…….


‘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!

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28-08-19

A hat trick of fit outs!


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.

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22-08-19

Project completed in four weeks!


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.

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12-08-19

Premier Research move to Green Park


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.

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23-07-19

Curve's Charity Golf Day


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.

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17-07-19

Shearwater's move to new office


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.

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10-07-19

The future is bright, the future is Curve!


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.

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02-07-19

Transfer news!


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.

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26-06-19

Calling all landlords – do you know this man?


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!

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19-06-19

Another flagship building in Reading ticked off!


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!!

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13-06-19

Just for the record!


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.

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06-06-19

Our first project in Banbury!


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……

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29-05-19

Trust me, I’m a designer…….


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!

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28-05-19

Michael Potter completes Windermere Marathon


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

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14-05-19

Join an award-winning team!


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.....

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07-05-19

Fast-Rising Property Business 2019 Winners


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.

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30-04-19

It's a three-horse race....


..... 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.

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24-04-19

Bracknell, a happy hunting ground for Curve!


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.

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18-04-19

Housebuilders seem to like Curve Workplaces!


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!

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10-04-19

40 days until 26.2 miles!


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.

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03-04-19

#betterforbalance


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’.

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26-03-19

The Curve Quarterly Spring 2019


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.

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20-03-19

RBWM finally have new home


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.

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13-03-19

Location, Location, Location!


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.

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05-03-19

Announcing a stunning fit-out with a furniture bias


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

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28-02-19

Michael Potter's Epic Windermere Marathon


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

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21-02-19

There’s a fit-out frenzy at York House !


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……

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13-02-19

Curve's Thames Valley focus


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.

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06-02-19

Elise Cutten chooses furniture favourites!


“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

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30-01-19

pSemi expansion into futher space


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.

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23-01-19

Curve Workplaces in the news!


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

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16-01-19

Bossing it!!


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.

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10-01-19

And so a new year begins…..


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

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02-01-19

Elise Cutten joins the Curve team !


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.

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20-12-18

One True Wish


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.

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11-12-18

A little Christmas thank you


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.

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06-12-18

MOT or Service needed on your car ?


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…….

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04-12-18

Look closer ! Is it real or artificial ?


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.

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27-11-18

Answers on a postcard please !


Can you guess where this landmark building is that Curve are doing their latest 14,000 sqft fit-out in ?

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22-11-18

A picture is worth a thousand words !


“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.

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15-11-18

Clearly in the running for ‘Best Industrial Unit 2018’


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.

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07-11-18

A blank canvas has unlimited possibilities !


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.

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31-10-18

The perfect end to a perfect year!


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!

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25-10-18

Abracadabra ! This is where the magic will be created !


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.

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16-10-18

SonicWall move to Basingstoke


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.

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12-10-18

New Managing Director at Curve


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.

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10-10-18

Curve Workplaces 2nd Year Anniversary


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.

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09-10-18

A new office for Frontierpay


Another first-class project from Curve is completed! Here is a sneak-peak of the new Frontierpay UK office in High Wycombe.

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19-09-18

Autumn is a season of new challenges .....


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……..

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11-09-18

How to design to suit the needs of a successful business ?


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….

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07-09-18

Bovis Homes Head Office fit-out


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.

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28-08-18

Curve Workplaces complete another project !


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.

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09-07-18

Menlo Security’s new office


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.

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06-07-18

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.

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