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Admin Re
South East

Sectors:
Finance / Insurance
Location:
Hitchin
Project Size:
2,700 Sq ft
Project Value:
£320 k
Programme:
9 weeks
Scope
Interior design
Fit-out
Furniture
Read the brief & results
"Claremont managed the job in its entirety, which was particularly important for our small FM team, and they delivered much more than just a café. They've created a facility which more accurately reflects our brand and meets the needs of our employees while extracting more value from our existing building stock." Lorraine Whitby, Head of Logistics

The brief

When Admin Re’s café lease expired, the business needed to find a new way to accommodate a café within its main building. The challenge was to convert 2,700 sq ft of underutilised space, which was previously home to the post room and cleaning stores, into a bright, open café space that could also provide an informal meeting area at off-peak times.

The results

Claremont provided all aspects of the space planning, interior design, fit-out and furniture solutions for Admin Re to create a modern, airy and spacious café which maximises the available natural light.

The ceiling was stripped back to expose the services and roof lights were added. The new café includes table and seating space for up to 100 staff, a food service counter and a separate kitchen area for the on-site catering team. The Potting Shed café takes its name and design inspiration from the Grade I listed garden wall which leads to the café’s entrance. Rich reds, fresh greens and wooden cladding complete the look.

As a previously forgotten and tired part of the company’s site, it has been transformed into a vibrant environment that gives Admin Re the communal space it needs.

 

 

Claremont managed the job in its entirety, which was particularly important for our small FM team, and they delivered much more than just a café. They’ve created a facility which more accurately reflects our brand and meets the needs of our employees while extracting more value from our existing building stock.

Lorraine Whitby
Head of Logistics, Admin Re
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