V Group signed contracts on a brand new shell of an office in Brighton's prestigious and environmentally friendly One Brighton One Development at the beginning of August 2010. The challenge was to start and finish the whole project in just 6 weeks. That was after nearly 8 months of design, deliberation and preparation that involved the whole of the V Group team and Capex's Geoff Marshall and Simon Rose.
The client wanted to achieve a space that reflected their own combined tastes, somewhere that looked and felt dynamic and encouraged creativity, a contemporary and fun environment to work in, that had more than a hint of Brighton's charm. It all needed to be completed in a short time frame and as part of Brighton's environmental future… it had to be completed to the standard of BREEAM's 'excellent' rating.
Richard Maennling, V Group's MD, was extremely keen that his organisation's new offices should pave a 'green' path that would bring benefits to the business as well as exceed all environmental requirements set out in the BREEAM specs.
Work on the concrete and blockwork shell (as V Group's Creative Director Greg Coley commented “… no more than a hole in the wall”) commenced immediately and the project was delivered in a timely manner and on-budget.
The “bench” style desking was manufactured in Italy by Dellarovere, finished in matt white with white and chrome support beams. Pedestals are from Bisley's Note range. Storage was by StorFX and all brought together and installed by Capex as part of our Office Furniture service.
V Group were keen to incorporate something of Brighton in the fit out. A stainless porthole window in the white laminate doors and wall paper by Harlequin (from their Identity range and named, inevitably, Brighton!). As inspiration for a similar kind of office for your business the website Where We Design will give you some great ideas.
As an aside, Capex work alongside Design Agencies like V Group to provide a service ensuring that a business's corporate brand is reflected in the design and choice of interior again.
Space Planning, Workspace Consultancy and Project Management from Capex is provided free of charge.
If you'd like to know more about our approach to project work and how Capex can help your business please contact Geoff Marshall on 01737 821122 email us at or fill out the form above.