The Brief

International Currency Exchange (ICE ) has become one of the largest and most respected retail foreign currency exchange brands in the World. They have opened more than 75 new branches in the last two years alone and their total estate now comprises over 300 branches and they operate at more than 65 airports across four continents. We successfully won the project to design and build ICE's new retail operation at Westfield Shopping Centre.

The Solution

The works included installing a raised access floor and bespoke joinery to create the customer counters (incorporating DDA access) with integral LED lighting. A new corporate wall graphic was designed and hung in the customer facing areas and illuminated corporate signage was installed internally and externally.Storage was provided in the form of full height 'Store wall' in the back office area. A new ceiling was fitted incorporating a forced fresh air system and LG3 lighting. New power and data circuits were installed with new lighting arrangements for all areas including emergency lighting and full life safety systems. Lastly, a high level of security was obviously required in the forms of door access control, CCTV and alarm systems.

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We were first advised about our relocation at the beginning of February with a view of moving into our new offices by May! With this in mind the hunt was on to get the best advice, the most professional approach from a company who we could put our trust into. After meeting with various fitters and dismissing most, we met with Steve and Chris to look at the space we were working with. We wanted a lot out of our small budget and these guys were great in the advice they gave us. We looked at various ideas of how to optimise the space we had to achieve the maximum potential and it was fantastic to look at the plans drawn to scale with the office furniture in position to give us an idea of what we could achieve.We finally got the keys to our new building, later than we should have and the work began. The 6 week timeframe had been slashed to 4… We were amazed at the quick and professional approach the Oaktree guys took; walls came down, partitions went up and we were always met with politeness and shown the developments when we were on site. We were kept involved every step of the way, and given a great amount of advice about what had worked for other developments and how we could incorporate these ideas within ours whilst keeping in mind our own ideas. We are a colourful company and wanted to incorporate this side of our business into our office space. We were not disappointed by the end result.The build did take longer than the 4 weeks, but that was to be expected and was completely out of our control. We moved in regardless at the end of May and were setting up in our new offices a week after. The guys worked so hard to ensure we could move in quickly and without hassle. We are delighted with the results, the brightness and colour injected throughout creates an amazing office space that we welcome visitors into and receive so many comments about how good this place now looks.Thanks guys

- Pauline Brodie -

Where to Find Us

Reading

Keepers Cottage Bearwood Lakes Golf Club, Bearwood Road Sindlesham Berkshire RG41 4SJ United Kingdom

0845 474 3556

Hertfordshire

Meridien House 69-71 Clarendon Road Watford Hertfordshire WD17 1DS United Kingdom

0845 474 3556

Kent

Oaktree House 13 Mulberry Court Bourne Industrial Park Crayford, Kent DA1 4BF United Kingdom

0845 474 3556

London

10 Margaret Street Fitzrovia London W1W 8RL United Kingdom

0845 474 3556

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