Ardmac and Penketh Group help Kier to open new Manchester office

Leading UK and international interior fit-out contractor Ardmac and bespoke office furnishing company Penketh Group have worked with Kier to complete the fit-out for its new Finance Shared Service Centre (FSSC) office in Manchester.

Ardmac were appointed to enhance the space and do the Cat A and Cat B fit-out work. They brought in Penketh Group to supply a furniture solution within a set budget.

The brand new office includes a reception area, meeting suites, hot desk areas, open plan and informal meeting spaces as well as breakout areas across five floors in Fountain Street, Manchester.

Cutting edge furniture solutions were used including clever soft seating landscapes of curved and straight units, stylish chairs for informal meeting spaces, practical and durable bench desk systems and clever, flexible flip-top tables for the meeting suites.

Tracy Johnson, Project Design Co-ordinator for Kier Finance Shared Service Centre, said: “We were delighted with the service Penketh Group provided. The team offered a friendly, professional and seamless installation with excellent after care.

“A dynamic space which promotes productivity has been created and the team is thoroughly enjoying their new workplace.”

John Prendergast, Regional Director of Ardmac, said: “Penketh Group delivered an extremely polished and professional install from start to finish. At every level of the project, from the pre-construction stage to the design and delivery, the team were friendly, helpful, flexible and well resourced. Our client was also delighted with the quality of their products.”

Paul Mann, Sales Director of Penketh Group, said: “We were delighted to work with Ardmac on their project with Kier to help them create a forward thinking and dynamic workplace for their team.

“We developed a good working relationship with Ardmac during the fit-out of our own new Manchester Showroom in Bruntwood’s flagship Neo building and they invited us to supply a furniture solution within a set budget for their project with Kier.

“The emphasis was on creating spaces that would not only encourage productivity amongst employees but also promote wellbeing with spaces designed to support the way we work today.”

Penketh Group, which has offices in Manchester and the Wirral, works with clients to create outstanding working environments.

Its services include Furniture and Interiors, AV and Technology, Managed Print Solutions and Business Supplies. Penketh Group is led by Managing Director Mark Penketh.

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