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Northern Rail
North West

Sectors:
Transport / Logistics
Location:
Manchester
Project Size:
8,500 Sq ft
Project Value:
£450 k
Programme:
7 weeks
Scope
Interior design
Fit-out
Furniture
Audio visual
Read the brief & results
"As a forward-thinking company, Northern Rail was open to suggestions and advice from Claremont as to how we could make our office state-of-the-art in every sense of the word." Natasha Wilding, Head of Stations

The brief

Following the roll-out of a series of projects across the UK for Northern Rail, Claremont was appointed as principal contractor for the design and build of the company’s new Manchester office located at ‘Square One’ – a contemporary office development adjacent to Piccadilly station in Manchester city centre. The fit-out of the premises was designed to allow for 100 Northern Rail staff to relocate from their current offices in Whitworth Street. Formerly a Royal Mail sorting office, Square One had been recently redeveloped by Bruntwood to offer a high specification working environment that would exude aesthetic quality and style, and a scheme was developed by Claremont to work in complement to this, as well as to Northern Rail’s own brand identity.

 

The results

Working with a floor area of approximately 8,500 sq ft, and ceiling heights of nearly 4m,  Claremont was able to use 3m high  runs of frameless glass – a perfect canvas to enable Claremont’s project designer to create large  scale branding and imagery. A breakout area for staff was created using pendant lighting and bench  seating to give a relaxed ‘bar’ feel to the space. The new office was also the first office in the UK to be fitted with ‘Geolan’, a floor-mounted  stainless steel sliding door system provided by Claremont’s supply partner Office Blinds & Glazing  (OBG). Geolan was created for use in areas where wall or ceiling mounting is not possible. After  discussions with Northern Rail and OBG, Claremont chose to use Geolan due to its aesthetics and specification  and its ability to take greater loads.

 

As a forward-thinking company, Northern Rail was open to suggestions and advice from Claremont as to how we could make our office state-of-the-art in every sense of the word. Being the first company in the UK to use Geolan is demonstrative of that. We were delighted with the work done by Claremont and believe that our offices now reflect our ethos as a company.

Natasha Wilding
Head of Stations, Northern Rail
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