The Oaktree Interiors team have recently commenced the office interior fit-out works for Grabcad's new office space in Castle Park, Cambridge. Castle Park is a stunning area close to the River Cam, and home to a range of fantastic office spaces of various sizes, catering to a range of businesses.
Although the office space itself is ideal for many businesses, it was important for Grabcad that they had a working environment which reflected their unique brand identity. That is why Oaktree Interiors were successfully appointed to design and undertake the office refurbishment in Cambridge.
Grabcad are an industry-leading software company. Their experienced team specialise in the provision of 3D CAD cloud collaboration tools to the CAD design industry. In 2004, the company was acquired by the Stratasys Group. Stratasys are a leading developer of 3D printers and associated technology worldwide.
Following the acquisition, Grabcad embarked on a search for new office accommodation in Cambridge, due to the city's fantastic reputation when it comes to the modern technological industries and the associated workforce. With Oaktree Interiors having completed a number of projects in Cambridge, we were approached by the client and asked to submit some design and cost-proposals for the new office refurbishment in Cambridge.
The Oaktree team were successfully appointed from amongst the wide range of proposals submitted, due to our unique understanding of the way that the Grabcad team operate. As part of a globally collaborative team, communication and shared workspace technology were extremely important and the client felt that our design was the most suitable for this style of working.
However, thanks to our vast experience in office design, we were also able to combine this practical design with the company's overall brand identity, values and operational ethos. Our proposal offered one of the most cost-effective solutions presented as well, thanks to our in-depth industry knowledge & contacts.
The office design that we suggest required all existing partitions to be removed and replaced with completely modern meeting facilities and open-plan areas. As they are part of an international organisation, Grabcad use video conferencing technology on a regular basis and therefore, it was important that these new meeting areas were designed to be less formal and focus more on technological support and user comfort. All of these open-plan workspaces are also fitted with the latest in office furniture technology, including sit/stand, height adjustable workstations.
We created a new breakout area designed to be completely flexible thanks to the use of intelligent folding partitions. The office can be quickly altered to offer a “whole company" meeting space, which is suitable for larger-scale meetings and company events.
The nature of the business itself required a completely new data installation and communications room, as well as a new laboratory and print room, which required a completely bespoke ventilation system to be designed and installed during the refurbishment.
Our professional team worked closely with both the client and the office landlord throughout the design process, to ensure that the complex ventilation system didn't interfere with the other offices in the area, that i met with local Building Control approval and met the requirements of the building's other tenants.
The build project is expected to be completed in a matter of weeks, with the client fully-occupying their new working space before the end of their current lease in November.
Our professional team have many, many years' of experience behind them, and when you combine that experience with our long-lasting passion and drive for commercial interior design, you can be assured of a high-quality office refurbishment in Cambridge.
For more information, please don't hesitate to get in touch with our professional team today on 0118 979 6600. If you have any specific questions or concerns, why not email them to us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll do our best to get back to you as soon as we can!