As leading strategic outsourcers, FTSE-250 firm Mitie needed a new head office to showcase their services to corporate clients and create meeting facilities for the group. The company had grown through acquisition, creating a portfolio of properties across London with distinct environments, so the first step was to develop a new, unifying brand. Quality was key, so we selected furniture that demonstrated the forward-thinking culture of the group. The large meeting room suite used to host clients and visiting staff from regional offices was pivotal: high-spec audio visual conferencing technology was housed in the meeting room tables and bespoke technology walls with power and data access provided for visiting staff. Culturally, the new headquarters took staff out of small offices into one open-plan area. We helped manage this transition by creating more breakout areas for informal meetings through freeing space by choosing workstations with a smaller footprint. The success of our design for the London headquarters led to us being asked to roll out the corporate identity to the Bristol office. We fitted out the reception area with the same furniture as the London HQ together with a bespoke welcome wall to create the same corporate first impression. However, as this was not a flagship site, the budget for the back offices was considerably less. Our in-depth knowledge of the market enabled us to source products with the same look, feel and functionality as in the London headquarters for 60% of the budget. We now continue to look after the on-going furniture needs of the Mitie group, including regular service visits to establish their requirements.
Collaborate have worked closely with the Mitie Interior team on various projects for our clients and our own offices and always have managed to exceed ours and our client�s expectations. They have offered independent and objective advice providing the effective information to allow our clients to make the right business decisions for their projects. They have been of great assistance saving our time and I look forward to working with them in the future.