Chris Jones, Director, Barber Casanovas Ruffles Architects
Based in Cambridge and working throughout the UK and Europe, we are keen to engage with clients at the beginning of the process when planning workplace change.
We add value at a strategic level, before progressing innovative and creative design ideas combined with robust, transparent project management and delivery to achieve real, measurable results for our clients.
We are experts in helping to plan and execute commercial workspaces that help our clients make the best use of their space and achieve the maximum return on their initial investment.
Refurbishment and fit out is most often a time of positive change for our clients and we are dedicated to helping them realise the best possible outcome through working together.
Watch our short video to discover how we helped MM Wealth transform their workplace here.
Our core focus is commercial interior design and architectural services. Our aim is to help our clients visualise and understand the potential for their space - what it could look like and what it could enable them to achieve.
Our designers will work with you to discuss your brief in detail and survey your premises. From there we produce initial plans, visuals and mood boards, taking into account your company's need for flexibility, functionality and durability. Recommendations will be made on furniture, fixtures, fittings and finishes. CAD and construction drawings will be produced for approval as well as 3D and 'fly-through' visuals of high-profile areas. We 'value-engineer' the final specification to ensure cost effectiveness and buildability against agreed quality standards. All proposals are fully compliant with current building, planning and disability legislation and energy efficient directives.
Optrys Project Management works with clients to oversee and manage all aspects of office transformation.
From initial feasibility through to the preparation and execution of a robust tender process, our experienced team is available to take the strain and manage this detailed process on your behalf. Our expertise ensures that no detail is overlooked and any anomalies are dealt with in an efficient and effective way.
Once appointed as contractor, Optrys is able to supervise the construction process, bringing impartiality, independence and transparency to each project.
Our team of specialists can advise on all or any part of your fit out, refurbishment and relocation project.
Experienced Optrys project managers, designers, surveyors and construction experts work with a team of trusted, tried and tested suppliers to ensure the least disruption to your business during any fit out, refurbishment or relocation work.
When it comes to relocation we can assist with the physical move, IT decommissioning/recommissioning and relocation of existing furniture etc. We will ensure that everything is installed and working, ensuring a smooth transition for your staff and minimal disruption to your business.
We are independent furniture procurement specialists. We work with our clients to design, specify and source furniture solutions.
We understand that the co-ordination of finishes and materials is crucial. We have a keen eye for detail and make appropriate suggestions based on our experience, which are appropriate to the client budget. We bypass re-sellers and third party representatives to procure directly from our chosen manufacturers to ensure value and transparency for our clients. Dealing direct with select manufacturers has allowed us to build up strong, reliable relationships within the industry.
Having sourced the right furniture solutions we are also able to co-ordinate and oversee the delivery and installation if required.