Working alongside Fletcher Architects, Claremont was tasked to complete the design and fit-out of the reception, boardroom, restaurant, kitchens and laboratories for the bespoke 138,500 sq ft building.
Claremont were asked to create an environment which would reflect the organisation’s success and status at corporate level, and which would offer added overall flexibility for the organisation’s office, R&D, manufacturing and warehousing functions.
With the added challenge of designing the building around the relocation of great crested newts, the building is also one of the first in the country to utilise a solarwall.
In co-operation with Fletcher Architects and the board of directors, Claremont formulated a solid brief for this project, whilst retaining the base build specification.
Value for money was an important consideration with the key areas being identified as the reception, the second floor conference room and executive suite and the laboratory areas.
AMS is a rapidly growing business and the open plan spaces were designed to allow for 50 percent expansion of staff. Claremont provided all the partitions, furniture, signage and graphics for the laboratory areas, which were installed by a specialist.
The directors and staff are delighted with the new offices and, in particular, with the triple height reception area that projects the correct image of a leading pharmaceutical business to the outside world. The graphics and branding provide consistency throughout the space and the project has been implemented exactly as per the original office design concept.