Uncle Buck Finance LLP, Dartford
Client: Uncle Buck Finance LLP
Employers Agent: Stace LLP
Interior Design: Urban-Orange Design
Contract: JCT Design & Build
Contract Period: 6 weeks
Size: 7,200 sq. ft.
Uncle Buck Finance LLP’s key business is financial management. Having occupied a series of “huts” in Biggin Hill, the business had outgrown the facilities. It was also very evident that recruitment and staff retention, allied with the desire to expand were strong motivating factors to consider a relocation to modern premises.
Having been appointed after several submissions from other design and construction firms, the objective was to produce an environment that reflected the business objectives, and to have an office that would assist in the attraction and retention of staff, creating a first-class setting. With a young dynamic staff, the creation of a “front of house” space designed in a modern, contemporary, cafe bistro style was a priority. The adoption of this type of design would allow operators to relax away from their desks. Private offices for executives were created, but the majority of the office space was designed to be open plan.
The scope of works included a new break out and a large tea point, creating meeting rooms, supplying new office desking, seating and meeting room furniture.
The project, after a considerably lengthy pre-contract period took six weeks to complete.
Post project, the client reports that acceptance of offers for full time occupation has increased, allied with staff productivity.