holland & barrett

Read about how Compact completed the production of bespoke office furniture in double quick time.

Health and wellness are an increasingly expanding market. Holland and Barrett, one of the top retailers in this sector have over 550 stores up and down the country supplying vitamins, supplements and minerals to the British public for several years. The company moved into its current offices in 2010 with 125 staff, quickly expanding to 300 staff. They have recently created an extension to the head office which will see capacity increase significantly. 

Compact was contacted by Bates Office to provide bespoke office furniture, boardroom and storage units in the new building.

The challenge was that the new furniture needed to match the existing furniture already installed. Having excellent ecological credentials, Holland and Barrett agreed that keeping the fully serviceable furniture was the right thing to do. It was agreed that Compact would match the existing designs and produce additional furniture to the business using their bespoke manufacturing capabilities. Fortunately, we have a UK based operation that will construct the furniture to the exacting colour, style and materials that the client requests.

We created over 250 desk and seating areas, all with associated storage. The executive workstations and boardroom tables (some of which were over 7 metres long) were veneered using American Walnut with a stunning aerofoil edge detail. We used our in-house metal fabrication and panel factory to create the additional furniture, which meant manufacturing was realised in an amazing 4 weeks.

On completion of installation, our client said:

“Working with Bates office and Compact Workspace has been a pleasure on what has been a challenging project, they have successfully delivered
good quality furniture at a price that bettered their competitors. ” 

DOM CANESSA, Group Head of Store Development

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