European Office HQ
Spring 2021 saw us complete a major £2.2 million contract, fitting out the new European headquarters of a large clothing and homeware retailer, in Watford.
We have been involved in the landmark project with renowned construction services company ISG to create the new £93 million office space for around 1,500 employees for the global retailer.
The specialist team from EE Smith Contracts has installed 1,600 linear metres of European oak timber perimeter ceiling bulkheads which are spread across ten floors together with all of the specialist feature joinery in the building.
The new headquarters is located on Clarendon Road opposite Watford Junction railway station, which features specialist acoustic slatted walls, and moss walls as features.
Our Contracts Manager Tomas Semionovas expressed that “This has been a really exciting project to be involved in over the last 13 months for the high street retailer. The finished result is fantastic and we hope all the staff enjoy working in their new surroundings once the lockdown rules are eased by the Government.
There is a unique office design feature with working spaces featuring different themes such as the ‘the world’s smallest jazz club’, ‘The Sports Cabin’ and ‘The Dogs Meow’ which will allow employees to transport themselves to a peaceful yet styled space to complete their work.
There are also numerous focus booths, collaboration booths, an IT Tech Bar and a Juice Bar to provide a working space for every imaginable work task.
Furthermore, we also installed the concierge and reception desks, timber slatted TV walls, Laudescher wall and ceiling panelling, resource and tea points, snug stairs, and the Tree House seating and trellis. Additionally, we have used a specialist PVD finish to all the metalwork which not only looks great but is long lasting and hard wearing.
By using materials such as natural stone and Corian we’ve given a really contemporary feel to the location which has been TJX Europe’s headquarters for over 20 years
It has been great to work with ISG again and to have been part of the supply chain to produce this wonderful building.