Back in the day, this building served as the headquarters for good old Marks and Spencer, before being given a 21st century makeover by Make Architects. Knight Frank occupies three floors of the building, recognisable by its modulating glass façade on one of London’s most famous street names.
‘We refurbished the same office space for Knight Frank around six years ago but, overall, this new fit-out supersedes the previous scheme,’ explains Tom Harvey, Construction Manager with BW: Workplace Experts, who helped deliver the project. ‘We have carried out the works over 12 phases to date, within a live working environment.’
Chris Kerr, BW’s Contracts Manager, elaborates further: ‘It was a real programmed partnership with Knight Frank to suit their ongoing operations, which was also one of the challenges. Each phase was just three weeks long and any problems we encountered we had to manage within the project dates.
‘It was more about a look and feel refresh, focusing on the aesthetics of the space, so that meant transforming the flooring, the wallcoverings, the furniture and the lighting in places like the tea points, rather than a complex refurbishment.’