Property & Coworking


9 weeks

The team at the Office Principles Birmingham office has a long-standing relationship with Aegon Asset Management (formally Kames Capital), having completed a series of CAT A and CAT A + projects for them around the UK.

When space became available at Tempus Court in Guildford, Aegon Asset Management offered Office Principles the opportunity to undertake the refurbishment of this space, as a trusted partner, based on the company’s recent work and the value of our proposition.

Aegon presented a budget and outlined exactly what they expected for that budget. We redesigned the scheme, working to the costs provided to ensure that the space would reflect the desired lettable value.

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Work initially comprised of preparing CAT A space on the third floor. However, during the shell and core activity, Aegon approached us with regard to the marketing suite on the second floor. This space was reserved to showcase the overall commercial space at Tempus Court.

The marketing suite was fitted out to CAT A + standard, with this part of the project accommodated to be completed at the same time as the work to the third floor. Design parameters were set according to ventilation and light level requirements, reaching a benchmark of quality while also meeting the budget.

Various finishes were considered by Aegon as it worked to ascertain the overall look required. The dimensions of the plank metal tiles were changed to reflect a different style, which then impacted on how the ceiling was set out in the marketing suite.

All work was tailored to suit Aegon and with a view to providing a basic fit out, ready for tenants, that would place the company highly in the competitive landlord market.

It’s important to us that we partner with a consultancy that understands and prioritises landlord work and is adept at delivering good design and quality, within the constraints of the budget. Office Principles has proven to be a trusted pair of hands with a most reliable and professional team, that is sensitive to current market trends.

Chris Munday, Fund Manager, Aegon Asset Management

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We’ve worked closely with Aegon on numerous occasions to provide high quality, modern workspaces. The goal is to maximise the offering, creating a canvas that allows for simple tenant modification and is attractive to a large market of potential occupiers from a wide cross-section of businesses.

Tina Batham, Managing Director