Newsletter - Spring 2010

With the country on the move again, and heading towards what promises to be a very interesting election, it may be that you are also making plans for an office refurbishment or relocation this summer.  If so, please read on for some hints and tips for office fit-out and refurbishment projects...... and enjoy our coffee time brainteaser for the chance to win a bottle of bubbly!





Property conversion for H.H.R.C.


The Green ShedHow exciting to be faced with the interesting challenge of converting a corrugated tin shed into luxury suites with communal living, dining and kitchen facilities. Each suite will comprise living/sleeping area, storage facility and an en-suite shower room. Follow the progress of this fascinating project on




Hints and Tips you are considering moving to new offices or refurbishing your current premises: there is lots to think about! Here are just a few hints and tips to get you started:

  • Assign an internal manager to co-ordinate the relocation or refurbishment.
  • Appoint a commercial property agent to handle the search and acquisition.
  • Interview several design and build companies and identify those you feel comfortable working with. It is essential that you feel you can communicate well with the people who will be responsible for delivering the project.
  • When you have shortlisted, invite your selected contractors to view and give you broad budget figures for your requirements.
  • Decide on your new premises and meet with the design and build companies again to confirm brief and budget.
  • After you have been presented with proposals for the project you will probably have a good feel for who you plan to engage to carry out the work. Always ask for and take up references, making sure you have a clear idea on what you need to know i.e. quality of work, did they stick to the budget, was the project delivered on time and most importantly would they work with them again?

Contact us on 01252 816188 or to discuss your needs!



It is always nice to be asked back


Alfa ShowroomChantrey Vellacott DFK and HWM Alfa Romeo HWM Aston Martin have engaged Gifford Grant to carry out new projects.

Further to the refurbishment of 8000 sqft on Russell Square, Gifford Grant is currently carrying out further remedial works on 4000 sqft of offices on the floor below.

Chantrey VellacottFollowing on from the success of three major projects, HWM appointed Gifford Grant to carry out phase one of a two phased project converting a run down workshop unit into modern facilities for servicing Vintage Aston Martins and Alfa Romeo cars. Phase one mainly comprised external work and roof reconstruction in advance of the fit-out to be carried out imminently.




Coffee time brainteaser - win a bottle of bubbly!


What is special about the following sequence of numbers:
8 5 4 9 1 7 6 10 3 2 0

The lucky winner and the correct answer will be announced in our Summer Newsletter.
Email the correct answer to and be entered into our prize draw. Last date for entry 30th April 2010


Why Gifford Grant?

Our world revolves around our clients. Our success is built on effective, mutually beneficial, long standing relationships.

Our client driven attitude and ‘can-do’ approach means that we are able to deliver a true value added service. If you are considering relocating or refurbishment, we have the solution.

Contact Gifford Grant on 01252 816188 to discuss your requirements, email or visit our website