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Highvern (previously coutts) commissioned EDP to help them find new office space for approximately 50 staff, and co-ordinating the fit out on a fast track basis, when the company was established at the end of 2016.

With little to choose from in office space of this size at the time that new premises were required, Highvern opted to fitout office space that had not yet been refurbished even to CAT A standard in part. This enabled EDP to provide a bespoke project tailored to HIghvern and mirror this on the floor that was already designed to CAT A standard.


The brief for the space included provision for 50 staff together with Reception area, meeting rooms and upgrade to WCs. The overall feel of the office was to have that of a boutique office.


The main challenge on this project was timescale. Highvern had to take occupation of the new office within six months. The building selected had one floor that was not even fitted out to CAT A standard and required a full strip out, complete new services including WCs installation and both CAT A & B fitouts, work had to be carried out at great speed. The result is a high quality cost effective fit-out.

The success of the office space has led to the ongoing refurbishment of the ground floor entrance area, lift interior and front entrance which will ultimately give the whole building a complete new identity.

The entrance has been designed to allow clear vision into the lobby space giving it maximum impact again with a Boutique type Office feel.