Newsletter - Summer 2011

While young royals have been getting married, the Queen visits Ireland, a new ash cloud and President Obama visits London, Gifford Grant has also been making news! I hope you enjoy our newsletter, and if you are relocating offices this year, scroll down for some hints and tips...


New Alfa Romeo and Heritage Aston Martin Service Centre open for business

HWM Intercontinental Cars asked Gifford Grant to return to carry out the conversion of a dilapidated area of warehouse to provide a stylish reception and working space for staff and customers. The large seating area and muted décor provides a comfortable environment for HWM’s clients to work while they wait. For more on this project click here

Alfa Romeo Heritage Aston Martin

Aston  Martin Alfa Romeo office









Top Secret Client....

We can’t give anything away about the name and location of this one! As an internet security provider, xxxx prefers to stay ‘under the radar’ to limit risk to it and its clients. Gifford Grant is pleased to have relocated xxxx into newly fitted out offices.

The project included: interior design; project management; full height glazed partitions and doors; feature flooring to break out area; data infrastructure; purpose built comms room; storage wall and relocation services. If you are considering a relocation that is sensitive or confidential, Gifford Grant can keep a secret, and design and fit-out fabulous new office facilities. Contact us now.

Deutsche Leasing logo


New IT Suite for...



When leading independent leasing company, Deutsche Leasing UK Ltd, needed to make alterations to its five year old office space, Gifford Grant was called in to help. Having relocated the company previously, Gifford Grant was the natural choice to provide a swift and economical solution.


Only taking a total of three days on site, a new IT suite was constructed using stud partitioning, a full height maple veneered door with feature vision panel to match those previously fitted, electrics and data were installed, the new partitions decorated, and a fire safe was carefully moved to a new position with a reinforced floor.





Hints and Tips

If 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?

 Follow us
  twitter logo