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Luxury Car Manufacturer:

Office refurbishment for a luxury car manufacturer in the Thames Valley – client seeking to reflect the history of their brand, as well as its corporate identity throughout.


10 Months

Type of project:

Office refurbishment


Thames Valley



Client profile

The facilities management brief was to create a workplace that supports the health and well-being of the team, while making the space as practically efficient as possible. The client wanted its new office to incorporate natural elements of biophilic design to help improve the well-being of staff and to bring teams together – connecting with both the brand and its customers.

Built in the 1980s, the building possessed a heavy black frame and solid construction throughout, while the offices were incredibly dated and had not benefited from any refurbishment (other than arefresh of the ceiling and flooring) for over 11 years. As experts in office refurbishment, this is a challenge we were only too happy to tackle.
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Active solution

Over a 10-month period (which included a lengthy planning, design and approval process), we created designs for the client's head office – this included detailed space plans as well as 2D and 3D concepts of the new layout. The key element of the brief was to ensure maximum space efficiency and we incorporated this by including floor-to-ceiling wall storage and centralising shared amenities (such as litter bins and printers).

To control noise levels and aid concentration, the office refurbishment would see zoned areas created, using glazed partitioning to do so. This meant that while areas were separated, there was still visibility throughout the office to make it feel open and collaborative. Following the design process, we completed a new desk installation and staff reconfiguration.

The first phase of the project included the refurbishment, fit-out, furniture supply and installation of IT over one weekend to minimise disruption. To create a modern yet natural look throughout the office, we chose a colour palette of white and green with oak elements. Alongside the use of plants and other biophilic elements, this meant employees could still feel connected with the outdoors. Sit-stand desks were also installed throughout the space to further promote a sense of well-being, encourage movement, and provide employees with a choice of where to work.

Once the refurbishment was completed, our facilities management team were on hand to relocate staff and their equipment into the new space and get them set up and ready for business on Monday morning.

If you are interested in an Active Workplace Solution for your business, why not consider getting in touch with us today for a no-obligation chat to discuss what your ideal office may look like?
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Benefits and results

Choose An Active Workplace Solution for Your Business.

For the last 20 years, our team have been providing office refurbishments to a myriad of clients, creating and maintaining work environments that evoke functionality, energy and dynamism.

No matter the industry you work in, the different types of work that you undergo daily or the requirements of your workforce, our portfolio stands as a testament to the works we can create. Not only can we manage and maintain your space but also we can redesign it to fit your ambitions, as well as help with relocation, furniture procurement or any storage solutions you need.

To learn more about our facilities management service, call us on 0845130 9066 or send an e-mail to and we'll get in touch as soon as possible

Client quote

"I just wanted to say that it was an absolute pleasure working with the Active team - they were terrific, incredibly organised, quick, accurate, helpful and polite. A real joy. It has made what could have been an extremely arduous and difficult job, very slick and 'seamless' as the MD said to me the other day! We have had excellent feedback."

Facilities Manager

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The Active team work hard to design visually brilliant and practical office workspaces; making the best use out of the available space. If you are interested in any of the professional office interiors services that are available from the Active team, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

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