We are thrilled to announce that we have recently been awarded an office design and build contract for renowned staffing company, Robert Half International. An office refurbishment in Berkshire, located on Floor 4, Forbury Works in Reading, the project will involve the creation of a brand new office environment that has been designed to inspire staff, implement new technology as well as cater for future expansion.
We were given this exciting project after presenting our design plan that was clear in its aims, well researched and contained every aspect that Robert Half wanted including in their bespoke office design. With an overall theme designed to attract and retain the brightest talent by providing a youthful, friendly, modern and energetic workplace, the elements of this office design project include:
Based in more than 400 locations worldwide, Robert Half International is a global staffing firm that provides skilled professionals in fields such as accounting and finance, technology, legal, creative, marketing and administration. Founded in 1948, Robert Half was an early pioneer of professional staffing services, providing the industries of the day with staff on a temporary or permanent basis.
The company have appeared on Fortune Magazine's 'World's Most Admired Companies' list every single year since 1998 (most recently published in March 2017) and also appear on Ethisphere's 2013's list of the 'World's Most Ethical Companies'.
Robert Half International is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and are also members of the S&P 500 index, as well as the FTSE4Good Responsible Investment Index. Robert Half is also the parent company behind Protiviti, a global consulting and internal audit firm that is composed of experts in risk, advisory and transaction services.
The Operations Manager at Robert Half explained that the company were seeking an environment that combined an updated interpretation of the company's branding, yet not being a complete departure from what was provided by other UK-based offices. Having taken Robert Half's detailed brief, we created an extensive layout and design plan that made excellent use of the building's limited floor plate, even adding elements that were sympathetic to this newly refurbished and much sought-after building. Some of these elements included a curved wall that was offset from the core offered by the building, exposed services and a concrete effect floor.
The key to realising Robert Half's design was its two distinct elements – firstly, a client facing area with interview rooms and high-level meeting and presentation spaces that included slab-to-slab partitioning that eliminates travelling noise. Secondly came the need for an open plan office for 26 staff that provides 'a home from home' for local and international employees, using touchdown benches and soft meeting spaces to flex with the demands of the business. Other aspects of this area include the introduction of joinery, such as a curved seating area and walnut edged ceiling rafts that place emphasis on the quality and integrity of the company's brand. This professional outlook is completed by the open plan design and a breakout area, which has been designed for staff to relax and have informal meetings.
Robert Half were delighted with our design plan, commenting that we had 'nailed it' – so we are thrilled to have been appointed to carry out this office refurbishment in Berkshire for such a renowned company.
When it comes to carrying out an office refurbishment in Berkshire, London or indeed, anywhere in the South of England, our office design service is unrivalled. We have spent over 30 years operating within the industry, a longevity that suggests our expertise in the changing trends and demands of businesses and their needs. We have helped countless businesses of varying sizes to realise their perfect working environment, ones that will only help them to progress with their business aims.
If you're looking to improve your work environment with an office refurbishment – then we at Oaktree are able to carry out a high-quality office design that will fill each and every requirement you may have. All work that we undertake is done so to a pre-agreed plan and timescale, which ensures that you will be aware of how and when each aspect of the project will be carried out.
Our work is undertaken following only the best health and safety procedures and when combined with our experience in the industry and our skilled design team, we are able to deliver bespoke offices that are unrivalled in their quality and design. This is why we are so confident that we will be able to deliver an office refurbishment that will fit all your demands, no matter the timescale and requirements involved.
To learn more about our office refurbishment in Berkshire service, please don't hesitate to get in touch with our office fitters today. You can give us a call on 0845 474 3556 or alternatively, you can send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.