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Workplace design firm Space Solutions

Scotland’s leading workplace design firm has celebrated completing three back-to-back refurbishments.

Space Solutions has undertaken the impressive £200,000 project, which saw the firm refurbishing and relocating office space for one of Edinburgh’s leading providers of housing and social care services, a top IT consultancy business and a community counselling charity.

The project began with IT consultancy firm Analysys Mason being relocated from their premises in the city’s Canal Court area to a new bespoke office in Haymarket.

You can read the full story at the Holyrood Partnership PR in Scotland website.

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Space Solutions completes makeover for CMS Cameron McKenna

Legal staff in Edinburgh are benefitting from an innovative new office environment designed for one of the city’s top law and tax firms.

CMS Cameron McKenna is pleased with its bespoke office space, which has been created in its Castle Street premises by Edinburgh-based workspace designers Space Solutions.

The revamped office has been designed to take advantage of the building’s location in the heart of the Capital. Design experts from Space Solutions have created new reception, conference and meeting suites that will allow staff and visitors to enjoy stunning views of Edinburgh Castle.

The full story can be read on the Holyrood Partnership PR in Scotland website.

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Space Solutions announces new rugby deal

Scotland’s leading workplace design firm as agreed a deal to become an official sponsor of one of Edinburgh’s top amateur rugby clubs.

Space Solutions, which has enjoyed impressive growth despite the recession, has agreed a four-figure deal to become the new First XV shirt sponsor of Boroughmuir Rugby Club for the 2010/11 Premier Division season.

Derek Binnie, director at Space Solutions, said: “We are delighted to give our support to Boroughmuir Rugby Club and look forward to seeing the team in action over the coming season.

The full story can be viewed on the Holyrood Partnership website.

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Scottish design expert Space Solutions

Space Solutions, Scotland’s leading workplace solutions company, has appointed two senior managers to drive forward its specialist relocations and operations division.

The appointments of Derek Bateman and Ben Slater at The Hub in Livingston, West Lothian – which employs 36 people across all areas and manages minor moves to entire headquarter relocations – are central to Space Solutions’ plans for rapid growth for the division.

Derek Bateman, who has more than 30 years experience in the workplace industry, has been recruited as General Manager.

Derek, a qualified interior designer, previously ran his own company and worked for one of the UK’s leading furniture companies.

You can read the full story on the Holyrood Partnership PR in Scotland website.

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Workplace design expert Space Solutions

Space Solutions

, Scotland’s leading workplace design specialist, showed the value of expert planning by carrying out the complete relocation of one of Scotland’s top accountancy firms – in a weekend.

A2+B called in Space Solutions after fearing the business could suffer if there was excessive ‘down time’ involved in the complex move from their original head office at Carden Place to new premises at Queen’s Road in Aberdeen.

Lee Brandie, business manager with Aberdeen-based Space Solutions, said: “This was a major project for our team with a number of specific challenges – not least the fact that we were relocating a total of 150 staff across the city, including all their equipment, furniture and IT systems.

You can read the full article at the Holyrood Partnership PR in Scotland website.

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Space Solutions new office project

Space Solutions new office project

A finance company is experiencing a very modern take on living above the shop after appointing leading architects and workplace design experts Space Solutions to solve an unusual relocation problem.

Aberdeen based Celurca Investments Limited took over an impressive B-listed townhouse in the West End of Aberdeen to create an imposing new head office – but with the added feature of a built-in luxury flat for its visiting executive staff.

The result is a traditional office on the ground floor that is in keeping with the grandeur of the building with a boutique-style, self-contained two bedroom apartment on the upper floor.

The project means that not only do Celurca executives no longer have to endure spending time in soul-less hotel bedrooms, but they can react to any out of hours business issues at a moment’s notice.

You can read the full story at our Holyrood Partnership website.

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Space Solutions, Scotland’s leading workplace design experts, is launching an innovative new service to help businesses to succeed during the credit crunch.

The company has identified that many firms being forced to manage overheads and reshape operations because of the economic slowdown may not be realising the full potential one of their greatest assets – their property.

Space Solutions has now pioneered its Property Intelligence service to help companies ensure their offices or premises are working as efficiently as possible.

The specialist service has already helped a number of firms to save money or drive forward expansion where previously they faced difficulties because of rising fixed costs or a failure to find finance or commercial loans.

Space Solutions is Scotland’s biggest independent expert in helping businesses manage changes within the workplace. It operates UK-wide to design, build, fit out, refurbish and relocate modern and productive business environments.

Gary McGurk, Commercial Manager, said it was convinced of the need to launch Property Intelligence after securing an increasing number of business wins from clients experiencing problems because of the tough financial climate.

Gary said: “We had companies approach us who either needed to review their costs or find ways of utilising their premises better, but who believed they had limited options to come up with a solution that didn’t have a negative impact on their business.

“We were able to step in to provide vital intelligence to allow these firms to understand how ‘to sweat their assets’ which allowed them to significantly adjust their operations.”
 
In one case, Space Solutions worked with a major company to identify so much   under-utilised space that it was able to free up an entire floor of the building. As a result, the firm has now sublet 1500 sq ft – nearly 25% of the current occupied space – and has been able to focus more money and attention on long-term growth because it freed up so much additional capital.

Under Property Intelligence, Space Solutions’ team will undertake a comprehensive review of the clients’ property requirements to provide advice on how efficiently, or otherwise, they are occupying their space. 

By undertaking an audit, and reviewing this against the firm’s specific needs, the team can identify areas where the property can be utilised more efficiently. If a firm is planning a relocation, the report will determine how much space they require. If they are planning to remain in their current space, the report will provide recommendations on how the premises can be occupied more efficiently.

Gary added: “The business world is changing and companies need to adapt in order to survive or continue planned growth.

“We believe Property Intelligence can make a major contribution to every business in the UK who is grappling with concerns over their premises.

“That is the very essence of the skill of Space Solutions.  By meticulously applying the science of space planning and workplace analysis, we have proved that businesses can make significant savings or create vital additional space for an expansion they thought was impossible because of the credit crunch.”

Space Solutions can handle each stage of the process in-house through its architectural, design, project management and operation teams based in Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow. It also has operational bases in Peterborough and Livingston with a total staff profile of 130.
 
Latest annual figures (for year end to 30 June) for Space Solutions, which completed a management buy-out in July 2007, saw it achieve record turnover of £12.8 million.

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The relocations division of Scotland’s leading workplace experts experienced its busiest month to date in October.

Operations staff at the Aberdeen headquarters of Space Solutions moved 1600 people from 16 companies – double the monthly average.

Space Solutions was involved in two moves into the prestigious new multi-million pound Union Plaza development in October. The team relocated international investment management group Aberdeen Asset Management, as well as 150 staff and 2000 crates from solicitors Paull & Williamsons.

Lee Brandie, Business Manager of the relocations and operations division at Space Solutions, said: “October was the busiest month the Aberdeen relocations team has dealt with to date.

“We knew well in advance that several major projects would be nearing completion around the same time, allowing us plenty of time to plan in minute detail for the projects.

“Planning was the key to the success during this very busy spell, along with the skills and experience of our hard working team.”

The 25 relocations staff moved 5000 crates in 50 lorry loads around the city.

Space Solutions is Scotland’s biggest independent expert in helping businesses manage changes within the workplace. It operates UK-wide to design, build, fit out, refurbish and relocate modern and productive business environments.

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Space Solutions, Scotland’s leading workplace design experts, is predicting another year of impressive growth fuelled by its specialist service in helping businesses to succeed during the credit crunch.

Space Solutions Directors

Space Solutions Directors

Latest annual figures (for year end to 30 June) for Space Solutions, which completed a management buy-out in July 2007, saw it achieve record turnover of £12.8 million.

But the company, which has its head office in Aberdeen with bases in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee and Peterborough, is forecasting sales to surge to £15.5 million for 2008-09 – a 22% increase – as it benefits from a soaring order book.

Space Solutions is Scotland’s biggest independent expert in helping businesses manage changes within the workplace. It operates UK-wide to design, build, fit out, refurbish and relocate modern and productive business environments.

But it is the firm’s meticulous approach to the science of space planning and workplace analysis, which is supporting an ever-growing number of businesses who face difficulties because of rising overheads or a failure to find finance for expansion, that is helping drive up expansion.

Managing Director Steve Judge said the future for Space Solutions is looking extremely bright.

He said: “We are delighted that turnover for the last financial year was ahead of expectations.  It was the first full year after our MBO so it’s a sign of our commitment to consistently exceed client expectations that we were able to exceed our sales targets.

“But it’s over the next year, that we expect to see very exciting times for Space Solutions.

“We are budgeting for a £15.5m turnover – up more than 20% – for our next year-end, which in the current difficult times is a sure sign of the continued confidence so many businesses are putting in us.

“In fact September represented our best month ever, recording a £1m+ increase in turnover than September 2007.”

Steve said a significant share of its recent success has been with businesses wanting to make more efficient use of their business space during the economic downturn – it recorded an estimated 22% increase in contracts across the Central Belt as firms of all sizes make changes to their premises to better cope with volatile market conditions.

Steve added: “There’s a real air of gloom around the property market, so it may be surprising to hear that, as a business whose entire currency is property, we are actually doing very well at the moment.

“Companies being forced to manage overheads and dramatically reshape operations to face up to the current economic climate may not be realising the full potential of one of their greatest assets – their property.

“We offer to undertake a comprehensive review of a clients’ property requirements and to provide advice on how to more efficiently occupy their space.  

“With proper workplace analysis and space planning, businesses are finding they can make significant savings or create vital additional space for an expansion they thought was impossible because of difficulties securing bank finance.”

In one case, Space Solutions worked with a major company to identify so much wastage in unnecessary storage, it was able to free up an entire floor of the building.

As a result, the firm has now sublet 1500 sq ft and has been able to focus more money and attention on long-term growth because it freed up so much additional capital.

Although founded in 1997, Space Solutions’ senior management team – lead by Steve Judge – completed a MBO In July 2007.

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Scotland’s leading workplace design experts Space Solutions has been awarded the architecture and project management contracts for a £4.5 million project for Champion Technologies.

The company relocated its Eastern Hemisphere staff to a purpose-built office in Altens Industrial Estate three years ago. It will now construct a 1400 sq m laboratory and technology facility on the adjacent site. This will allow the company to have its regional office, plant operations base and technology centre on the same site.

Champion Technologies

Champion Technologies

 

Champion Technologies is the biggest privately owned oilfield chemical company in the world and offers innovative and environmentally acceptable solutions to the oil and gas sector. The new technology centre will enhance Champion’s research and development, chemical and product analysis services to the oil and gas industry.

Mark Dellaquaglia, Senior Associate at Space Solutions, Scotland’s biggest independent expert in managing change within the workplace, said: “Champion Technologies is making a major investment in developing its Aberdeen base and it is great that Space Solutions is so heavily involved in that development.

“This is an exciting project, to apply our knowledge in architecture and space planning to a bespoke laboratory and to also target a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating, the highest environmental award possible.

“But we have relished the challenge and created a unique building design that will provide a fabulous workplace for the employees.”

There are five chemical generic processes and applications that will be housed within the building, with high pressure, high temperature operations located in distinctly isolated areas. The building will be an industry-leading technology centre for research and development.

Harry Montgomerie, Eastern Hemisphere Division Business Unit Manager at Champion Technologies, said: “We were very impressed by Space Solutions innovative ideas and experience in commercial property planning.

“We are making a significant investment in order that our Aberdeen facilities become some of the best in the world.  This is another Champion Technologies investment in our people and our business partners.”

Space Solutions will lead an experienced design team comprising Cameron Chisholm Dawson Partnership, Murray Montgomery Partnership and WA Fairhurst and Partners.

The project, which has been in the planning stages for around a year, will go on site during November and will take a year to complete.

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