The team here at Oaktree Interiors are pleased to announce that we have been appointed to undertake a new office design and build for Thrive Homes, in Hemel Hempstead. The project will see the company relocate from their current premises in Croxley Green Business Park, Watford, to new offices at the prestigious Westside Two complex in Apsley, near Hemel.

In order to clinch the contract for this exciting office design in Hemel Hempstead project, we had to compete against three other companies during a rigorous tender process. Interviewing all of the office design companies in order to ascertain how they would approach the project when Thrive approached us, we presented our unique tender in our open and consultative manner. Through this, we are delighted to say that Thrive Homes appointed us as their preferred tender for the project.

Who are Thrive Homes? Why were they looking For a new office design in Hemel Hempstead?

Thrive Homes are an independent housing association which owns and manages more than 4,000 rented and leasehold properties across Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire. Their current headquarters is located at Croxley Park in Watford, which offers a range of support services for their tenants.

Thrive is a very apt name, considering the company operates within some of the fastest-growing areas in the country. In recent years, population and business growth has risen significantly within the South East, which has allowed Thrive to well, thrive. By 2019, Thrive expect to offer a further 150 affordable homes for rent, sale or on a shared ownership basis. Due to their growth, the company are looking to expand their headquarters to cater for an expanded workforce; requiring a new office design in Hemel Hempstead.

Thrive Homes’ office relocation in Hertfordshire

Due to the rapid expansion of the business, Thrive Homes decided to move from their current location at the end of their lease, to larger offices in order to cater for existing staff and future employees. Whilst a number of alternative properties were researched and considered in the area around Watford (we even undertook an initial space planning exercise for a new facility, close to their current location), it was clear that the best option available was looking outside of the town’s boundaries.

Located in Apsley, just outside Hemel Hempstead, the recently refurbished Westside Two was the ideal location for the new home of Thrive Homes. The office complex totals 185,000sqft of Grade A office space, with other tenants including HSBC, Epson, Samsung-owned Harman International and DAI Europe. Located just off the A4251 and a short walk from Apsley rail station, the complex offers ideal transportation options to attract new employees and clients alike.

Thrive Homes provided us with an initial layout, design concept and furniture brief, which we analysed and provided a full cost schedule for the project. We also provided them with a number of alternative options, as well as suggested some slight changes to the design, mechanical and electrical requirements and furniture specifications. This approach to their office design in Hemel Hempstead still allowed the client to retain the same quality look and feel but also offered them a more cost-effective solution in regards to certain elements of their original plan.

Such a project is an ambitious undertaking for any business, so we were pleased that our thoroughness and openness shone through, giving Thrive Homes the confidence that the project would be delivered on time, with no hidden surprises. Works are currently ongoing as of 11th June 2018 and we expect the project to be completed and ready for occupancy within 10 weeks.

Need to improve or move your office interiors?

If you’re looking to expand your business, to improve its facilities to better meet the demands of your work and/or its employees or are simply looking to re-imagine the set-up of your workplace, then the experienced team here at Oaktree Interiors will be delighted to help.

When it comes to office design in Hemel Hempstead, Berkshire or in fact anywhere in the South East of England (including London), we are happy to work with any type of business, regardless of their specific requirements. Having been operating within the industry for over 30 years now, we have gained an unbeatable level of experience, resources and talent base that will help to deliver whatever it is you need from the design of your office.

Improve your office fit out with Oaktree Interiors

Interested in learning more? Why not get in touch with us to learn about our completely FREE, no obligation consultation service that is accompanied by 2/3-D designs of what your ideal office space will look like?

Give our team a call today on 0345 21 86955 or alternatively, send an e-mail to hello@oaktreeoffice.com and we will endeavour to get in touch ASAP.

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