3rd Feb 2021

We’ve completed our latest office refurbishment for Gleeds

We’re excited to share a sneak peek of our latest office refurbishment project for international property and construction consultancy, Gleeds.

Image credit: Gleeds

Gleeds has 73 offices in 20 countries worldwide. 20 of them are in the UK, including this one in Bristol.

In October 2020, Gleeds agreed a 10 year lease of 7,026 sq ft of office space on the second floor in the Aurora building within the Finzels Reach development. They appointed us to help them create a flexible, inspiring work environment and we couldn’t wait to get started!

People-focused design

We carried out several workplace design workshops with both stakeholders and people who would be using the space, before presenting final designs for approval.

The fit-out was then completed to create stylish open plan workspaces that encourage agile working, including welcoming reception areas, practical meeting spaces, and collaborative break out spaces and kitchen dining areas.

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The design of each area encompasses the feedback from the design workshops and embodies the Gleeds brand identity and values.

Creating space that inspires and motivates

Our Chairman & Founder, Rob Day said, “Our design ethos is to create workplaces that inspire people to be happier, motivated and more productive. We thoroughly enjoyed working with the in-house team at Gleeds and helping them to deliver the base footprint for how all Gleeds offices in the UK will be designed in future.”

Despite the fact Covid-19 has meant many employees are working from home, Gleeds remains committed to providing staff with physical workspaces that encourage collaboration and a sense of belonging.

Designed for longevity

Rhys Davies, the Gleeds Director heading up the new Bristol office, added “This move represents our first step in a shift in approach as we think about changing the ways in which we all work. We want our staff to have access to working spaces that are Covid compliant in the short-term and encourage collaboration and flexible working practices long-term.

“It’s also important to us that we occupy spaces which reflect our global commitment to reducing our carbon footprint and put us at ‘the heart of the action’ in terms of proximity to our natural client base. We’ve enjoyed working with the entire team at Blueprint Interiors, who were sensitive to our requirements and carefully interpreted our brief to develop an innovative and welcoming space.”

Image credit: Gleeds

Arranged over seven floors and set around a spectacular full height atrium, the building provides a new benchmark for sustainable development in Bristol. It’s even achieved BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ and LEED ‘Gold Standard’. Not to mention, the building boasts Platinum Wired accreditation for connectivity and digital infrastructure and was shortlisted at the BREEAM Awards earlier this year.

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Our design in the new Bristol offices incorporates high-end audio-visual equipment, new IT and telephony systems, and dedicated break-out working and client zones.

Global commercial flooring company, Interface, provided all the floor coverings, and we chose furniture from Steelcase’s office range for its comfort and versatility.

Feeling inspired?

We’re all about helping you get the most out of your workplace by making it work for your people. Get in touch to arrange an informal chat about your needs with one of our office design experts.


Rachel Biddles

Operations Director