Case studies


South West

Finance / Insurance
Project Size:
8,700 Sq ft
Project Value:
£400 k
16 Weeks
Interior design
Audio visual

The brief

BDO used a lease expiry to explore how new office space could accommodate future growth plans and provide more effective and efficient ways of working and bringing staff closer together.

The brief requested a dramatic entrance and memorable design for staff and visitors which befit the profile of the business and its Grade A office location at Bridgewater House in Bristol, while also delivering outstanding value, sustainability and space to grow for the future. The project encompassed a reception area, client suite, breakout space, flexible workplace space with ample hot-desking and appropriate storage.

Claremont’s in depth understanding of BDO’s requirements and willingness to change and adapt as the brief evolved, was instrumental in securing this turnkey project.

The results

When entering reception, staff and clients are welcomed by a striking design comprising wood panelling and leather furniture. The client suite contains its own kitchen and four meeting rooms, two of which can be combined to become a 60 seat theatre style auditorium.

A mixture of cream walls, black leather seating and walnut veneer give this space a business lounge look and feel. The general office is an agile working space with flexible desking and storage solutions for up to 100 members of staff. The office also holds a centrally located desk area for use by the partners.

Claremont used Staverton’s effective workbench range ZD and Orangebox’s soft furniture throughout. Staff can enjoy a break in the new bright kitchenette and breakout area. All audio visual solutions for the reception, client suite and meeting rooms were supplied by Viewpoint.

Claremont created a simple yet beautiful and flexible design for BDO in Bridgewater House and took advantage of the vast amount of natural light within the space.

This was complemented with light silver, turquoise, blue and purple shades. In addition, manifestations of Bristol landmarks have been used throughout the office to demonstrate BDO’s commitment to the city.

Claremont delivered a well engineered and competitively priced project which is sustainable for the future.

BDO now has a working environment that enables the company to follow its ethos of operating with flexibility and freedom, whilst also providing the tools for every member of staff to operate effectively and efficiently. The new space will also support the firm’s focus on retaining and attracting the best talent in its field.

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