Even though they had to deliver this project in a relatively tight time frame, Claremont didn’t rush any stage. They took the time to understand our brief and design a space that would make our second office opening something to be proud of. We have a very effective and eye catching space that our whole team is delighted with.

Lucie Senior
Commercial Project Manager, JLA

Claremont delivered our new office within a very short time scale and impressed us with their creative ideas and attention to detail. The new space helps us to showcase the importance of aligning the needs of a business with its people. We now have an environment to be proud of and one that better reflects the fact we are one team.

Lorraine Woulfe
Business Support Manager, NGA Human Resources

Claremont has proven again that they thoroughly understand what we want for our students – which is to make them work-ready. Claremont’s experience in commercial office environments, combined with their understanding of our sector and our long-standing relationship, make them a very trusted partner. We now have a professional and flexible space that the students love and are making good use of. It fulfils the brief completely.

Paul Davis
Assistant Director of Estates and Facilities, The University of Wolverhampton

This building presented several challenges but the team was adept at working within its constraints and finding workable solutions that would deliver a very high quality and inspirational work environment. Clyde & Co is now very well equipped for its continued growth.

Rob Stephens
Head of property and facilities, Clyde & Co

This is an environment that our business can be proud of and one that actively encourages people to come together. Claremont delivered a very high quality fit-out and showed real understanding of our objectives and requirements at every stage. They have skillfully combined the wants and needs of the Glasgow team with DWF’s overall interior design concept to create a space that is a real asset to our business.

Karl Warmbold
Director of Facilities, DWF

Claremont was quick to understand our needs and realise our vision. We’ve had a strong working partnership from the beginning and it’s been a real pleasure to work with Claremont’s team. We’re already looking at how we can roll out this interior design concept to other Hain Daniels’ offices and that is testament to the quality of Claremont’s design and understanding of our employees’ needs.

Nadine Maggi
Managing Director, Hain Daniels

Claremont has really added value at every stage of this furniture contract, helping us to extract as much value from the space as possible and giving us bespoke furniture and equipment, in keeping with the expectations of our students.

Roger Atkinson
Head of Site Operations, The Royal Ballet School

We knew this old building had potential but we needed the right partner to make it deliver our vision. Claremont helped us make the best and most cost-effective decisions at every stage and has delivered a truly transformational environment that supports the wide-ranging needs of our students and the local community too.

Shez Webb
Head Teacher, Northgate School Arts College

The Claremont team really impressed with their attention to detail and high-specification finish, particularly in relation to the acoustic chamber, plus their initial design concept really captured who we are as a business.

Since moving in, compliments about the new office have been nonstop and we’ve had a fantastic reaction from our team and clients.The new office has quickly become home for Ultrahaptics.

Steve Cliffe
CEO, Ultrahaptics

This office is the very embodiment of what we stand for and demonstrates that we practice what we preach and are committed to integrating sustainability into our own offices. The Claremont team showed a high level of technical problem solving and were able to deliver a Gold SKA rating despite the restrictions working within a listed building. The office has been delivered to an incredibly high standard.

Dave Drury
Projects Director, Mott MacDonald

Claremont has really taken the time to understand us – not just what we need to deliver from our public services and facilities, but how we work and what we expect from our suppliers and partners. The team has delivered the new library to an exceptionally high standard and has given us the community-focused, modern and accessible facility that the people of Plymouth need, both on time and to budget.

Chris Coldwell
Senior Project Manager, Plymouth City Council

Claremont impressed with their extensive product knowledge from the outset and worked closely with us to achieve the right balance between design, value and longevity. The team worked seamlessly with our main contractor and achieved everything we’d hope for – delivering on time and to budget.

Antony Darbyshire
Director of Property, Matalan

Claremont understood our vision and our brief, and provided some touches that we hadn’t expected to create an outstanding working environment. As well as looking great and feeling welcoming, the design has some key features that have boosted productivity and helped to take us forward as a business.

Andy Robinson
Business Services Manager, Gazprom Energy

Claremont’s brief was to turn the concept design into a full design and working drawing package and to make our new workplace a reality. They’ve delivered the office to an incredibly high standard and on time.

Marcus Fisher
Project Manager, Community Gateway Association

Claremont’s team really got to the heart of what we wanted to achieve and were quick to understand our need for a distinct training space that echoes the city that’s been our home for the last 12 years. The finished space does just that and it’s one of our biggest assets. It tells a story, it’s colourful, powerful and interesting.

Guy Euman
Head of Venues, QA

Claremont has created a space that we’re proud to show off to clients and partners, as well as one that our staff are pleased to walk into every morning. The function, look and feel of the offices all reflect our aim to create a modern, bright and professional space that will power the productivity of the business.

Brian Atherton
Director, Redwood

Harnessing agile working practices to improve the way we do business was a key driver of this project. Making the transition successfully relied heavily on our ability to bring our staff on the journey with us. Claremont understood just how important this process was, and their consultation with staff across the spectrum of our organisation ensured that its success wasn’t left to chance.

Virginia Clegg
Senior Partner, DAC Beachcroft, Leeds

What stood out to us most was Claremont’s attention to detail. The design team not only grasped what we needed operationally, but also intuitively understood our brand values and vision. The new office has improved our ability to deliver top class public services.

Lisa Woodman
Business Change Advisor, Plymouth City Council

Claremont used innovative answers to help us to achieve all we wanted while staying within budget. They showed that they understood our brand with playful but understated touches, and the flexibility of the spaces they’ve created means that our environment can evolve as the company grows.

Alan Doyle
Head of Business Improvement, Nichols plc

The success of the project was down to Claremont’s conscientious approach to the initial consultancy. Getting this right meant that everything that followed was aligned to our needs as a business. The creation of our feature library was an inspirational touch.

Sean Gammons
Director, Nera

Claremont is adding another dimension to the university’s existing supplier relationships and has created a portfolio of social, collaborative and innovative spaces, with the clever use of soft furnishings to support the university’s objective of creating environments in which students feel at ease and dwell longer.

Henry Gun-Why
Director of Estates & Facilities, University of Wolverhampton

Claremont’s team offered a wide range of suppliers and choices, accommodated any radical schemes we had and steered us safely through what could have been a minefield of working with different companies, designers and finishes. They completely understood the brief, which included matching our iconic building with suitable furniture, but within a fairly tight budget. The final result is truly wonderful!

Sara Mogel
Principal, West Cheshire College

From the outset we had the utmost confidence in Claremont’s delivery team. At every stage, right from specification to contractor liaison and the installation itself, we’ve been impressed with their appreciation of our challenges, product knowledge and professionalism.

Martyn Fisher
Assistant Director of Capital Development, The London School of Economics

We knew from the outset that the Visions Learning Trust UTC must not feel like a school. We needed to break the mould of traditional learning and use different spaces to prepare students for the world of work. Claremont’s experience creating workplace environments left us in no doubt they were the right partner.

Martin Callagher
Managing Director, The Visions Learning Trust UTC

We were very excited to discover Claremont for our latest major building project. They showed a real willingness to understand and meet our exact needs and worked closely with the major contractors, specialist contractors and the school to achieve wonderfully attractive and stimulating new learning areas at Clayesmore. The wall graphics are a triumph and help to provide a real ‘wow’ factor.

Martin Cooke
Headmaster, Clayesmore School

Claremont has greatly enhanced our dining space, making it easier to switch its use throughout the day, and has selected furniture that stands up to the rigours of school life without compromising design.

Jane Blackburn
Capital Projects, The Brooksbank School

We’ve now got a headquarters that reflects our global culture and brand as all colleagues have had an input into the design. What’s more, the move will save us a significant amount of money that can be invested in other areas of our business to help us deliver a great service for our customers.

Patrick Cassidy
Director of Property, Cable & Wireless

We were looking for a company to add flair and design to this project. The aim is to give our staff the opportunity to find new ways of working and challenge existing norms in terms of office space.

Alex Pettifer
Director of Estates and Facilities, Sheffield Hallam University

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

The design was considered exceptional. The pavilion knits well with the existing buildings, completing a line of them. Inside, the seating at different heights defines space without the use of walls. Opening onto a lawned area, the building is drawn into the landscape.

Judges' comments
The Judging Panel, Cheltenham Civic Society

Our headquarters needed to reflect the direction and energy behind Pace and give our international visitors a feel for the dynamic nature of the company. The refurbishment is far more than a facelift. A key requirement was to create a workplace that encourages interaction between people and fosters innovation. This is about cultural change in our organisation.

Neil Gaydon
Cheif Executive Officer, Pace

We have a lot of specialist knowledge and expertise within the business and needed an environment that encourages our staff to share it, working smarter as one team. We’re confident the new office environment will deliver that in spades.

Debbie Bathgate
Lens Production Manager, Rodenstock

Although the head office has been regularly updated, now is the time for a complete overhaul. We have considered a range of options but feel that staying in our existing location offers the best solution for staff and members. Leeds is very important to us and we believe it is vital that the only major independent financial services organisation with its head office in Leeds remains here. This solution offers the most cost-effective way to improve our infrastructure and enables us to continue to deliver good value-for-money products backed up by excellent service.

Peter Hill
Operations Director, Leeds Building Society

Chancery Place offers the highest standard in modern office architecture in one of Manchester’s prime locations. Claremont ensured that our office design lives up to the promise of the building and provided us with a supremely modern and stylish office space which provides a welcoming reception to our clients and takes full advantage of Chancery Place’s abundant light.

Jonothan Mills
Manchester Head, Jones Lang LaSalle

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

Shoosmiths has held a significant number of major client presentations and meetings as well as evening events in our superb client space, with our existing and new clients still being wowed by this space. The client space has become the hub of Shoosmiths, in part because of its location in Birmingham but also as it continues to set the standard for the business. The staff remain happy and enjoy their working environment and we always look to Birmingham when planning other refurbishments and new offices. The quality of the fit-out and design speaks for itself.

Carol Light
Head of Facilities Management, Shoosmiths

Prior to the move we were in a space that just didn’t work for us – there was too much of it and it didn’t support easy communication or team work as our people were spread across four floors. St Pancras North gives us the space and resources we need for effective digital collaboration and puts us in the heart of a growing tech community too. Every aspect of the design supports us a digital business, captures our history, facilitates teamwork and shows we understand the need to motivate and inspire our staff. Claremont has done a tremendous job, delivering an office design that achieves all that in spades.

Alison Ross
IT and Project Director, Auto Trader

We have been delighted with the work carried out by Claremont. From the first meeting, they demonstrated that they not only understood our vision but were also able to translate that into a world class solution for a world class football club. They have exceeded our expectations not only in the way they interpreted that vision and applied creative thinking about how best to approach the design of The Boot Room, but also in their outstanding service levels which have ensured the facility has opened on time and on budget.

Peter Shaw
Assistant Executive Director, Liverpool Football Club

To have all our staff on one site has made a huge difference to the company’s operations. Claremont made the relocation effortless for us and we now have an office environment which reflects our company’s character and dynamism.

John Peacock
Facilities Manager, Hapag Lloyd

Parklands’ design enhances interaction between disciplines, providing flexible open spaces and meeting areas to stimulate discussion and knowledge sharing.

Dr John Patterson
Executive Director, AstraZeneca

Our thorough consultation with council customers and staff meant that we left nothing to chance when making decisions about what to prioritise in the new First Stop Shop. This dovetailed well with Claremont’s design approach, which begins with the needs of the people who use the space, and builds the physical design out from those needs.

Chris Coldwell
Senior Project Manager, Plymouth City Council

Claremont’s designer became a member of the PADI team and helped us with the change management process. Our new office will definitely help with staff retention and recruitment as it is a fantastic environment in which to work. It’s now much easier for our employees to get to know each other and everyone seems much friendlier. Stress levels have reduced dramatically and we’re enjoying being able to communicate and collaborate in a more productive and effective way.

Neil Fishburne
Vice President of Finance and Operations, PADI

I am delighted with the work completed in Leeds and Birmingham, creating two contemporary and bright working environments to support our commercial objectives. The team have successfully incorporated our corporate branding into the design and created an enjoyable place to work.

Neil Middleton
HR Director, Capsticks

Claremont impressed me with their people. They went beyond what was written in the brief and their design of our new office is bound to improve not only productivity, but the whole development of Weightmans’ business.

David Lewis
Office Head, Weightmans, Liverpool

We felt that Claremont offered the best value around. We were impressed with the team in terms of their manners, their ambition and the enthusiasm with which they were going to approach the project. As soon as the project team saw the 3D visuals of the proposed design they could envisage working in that environment.

David Marlow
Chief Executive Officer, The Nottingham, Nottingham

This move was about adopting a more collaborative and open style of working. Claremont had some great ideas about how to make every square foot count and some really creative touches that showcase our brand and focus on customer service too.

Peter Marr
Operations Director, Police Mutual, Liverpool

Claremont really understood our vision and has created something quite special – a space that supports our working practices brilliantly and brings previously disparate teams together in a creative and collaborative way. This working environment is truly unique and further proof that we’re at the forefront of the digital marketplace.

Alison Ross
IT & Project Director, Auto Trader, Manchester

John West was looking for the best partner to design and deliver an iconic water-front head office that reflected our brand and personality. With Claremont, we found that partner. The end result is fantastic. Our staff love their new environment and the many new ways and places to work. We’re now proud to welcome VIP guests from our group, suppliers and customers – something we avoided in our prior location.

John Glennon
Group IT Director, John West, Liverpool

Claremont grasped our need for informal break-out spaces, for a communal staff area and for an overall layout that encourages staff to connect with each other in person. In short, they gave us a comprehensive solution that helped us properly understand the potential of the space.

John Marshall
New Business Director, MediaCom, Manchester

Claremont took this project on from an incumbent after the initial design phase had been completed. The team’s energy, commitment and focus on quality, delivered the environment we hoped to achieve at the outset. We are delighted with our new home.

Cristy Cunnick
Managing Director, Ethicall, Bristol

This new space is set to greatly improve the way we work as a whole. Claremont has helped us make effective use of every square foot and delivered a space which supports us in our bid for a more collaborative style of working.

Geoff Turner
Marketing and Communications Manager, Mines Advisory Group, Manchester

The contribution that Claremont has made to the look and the feel of the building cannot be underestimated. I found it highly enjoyable working with a group of such professional and creative people. As a team they rapidly understood the transformational role that ENERGUS was to make to West Cumbria, the dynamic nature of our company, and were able to successfully translate this into an excitingly visual environment.

Andrew King
Chief Executive, ENERGUS, Workington

Our brand values are brought to life in our new office. We have now got a space that reflects the reputation of a global leader in healthcare. We worked closely with Claremont to achieve our vision and they have given us a fantastic working environment, providing us with everything a modern workplace needs.

Kate Somerfield
Finance Director, Synergy Health, Derby

Claremont has created a truly first class training environment and has realised our vision perfectly. We’re particularly thankful for the support they’ve shown to the project as a whole and the contributions that both Claremont, and their supply chain have made.

Sophie Roberts-Brown
Operations Director, The Hospitality Guild, London

The end result has exceeded our expectations. We have a fabulous and inspiring working environment that will support our growth and a building that we’re proud to call our head office. Claremont offered value above and beyond.

Chris Brown
Project Manager, Blake Envelopes, Yeovil

Claremont’s consultative approach was the deciding factor for DWF. Winning staff buy-in was critical to making the merger a success, and the project team put an emphasis on communication throughout the process, conducting staff interviews and surveys to get it just right. This even involved fine-tuning shared resource areas and print points, and this attention to detail impressed us.

Karl Warmbold
Director of Facilities, DWF, London

I was delighted to have Claremont on board as the principal contractor for the refurbishment programme at Royal Liver Building. Claremont’s quality design, commitment and reliability coupled with their expertise and experience made them the ideal partner for Royal Liver to revitalise this iconic Grade I Listed Building.

 

Peter Fane
Head of Property, Royal Liver Group

From the very beginning of the project Acxiom required a very different look and feel for its working environment. Working alongside Ken Bundy (Director, Claremont) and Paul Edward (Director, Staverton), we looked at both evolution and revolution in the design proposal. The final design really met, and in some ways exceeded our expectations. This was very much a design-led project with all companies working in partnership to deliver a fantastic working environment.

Mark Mercer
Head of Property and Facilities, Acxiom, London
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