Maris Commence Third Office Fit-Out Project At Portland House
Maris are delighted to announce their office fit-out commencement at Portland House, Bressenden Place, London for world leading mobile marketing solutions company Upstream.
Upstream, who have over 500 million consumers in more than 40 countries, chose Maris to partner them in their relocation from 23 Old Bond Street to the 8th Floor of Portland House in London’s Victoria.
Maris have previously carried out office design and fit-out projects on both the 1st and 6th floors of this 29 floor building and therefore have excellent knowledge of the building itself and a good relationship with the building’s management team.
Due to the volume of business and the requirement to increase staff numbers from the current 15 people to 40 people by the end of 2011, Upstream looked to Maris to create a workplace solution for their expansion plan.
Upstream’s vision was to create a functional and operational, yet ‘fun to be in’ workplace environment, for their staff. As Upstream do not generally entertain Clients in this space and hold a vast amount of internal meetings they wanted to steer away from a corporate feel and concentrate on the meeting spaces and comfort ability of their employees.
Maris created a design solution that included a large 20 person boardroom, 4 smaller meeting rooms, Chairman’s office, bespoke reception area and a large break out area and tea point with the remaining space as operational open plan.
Maris’ Project Director commented, “With our proven technology track record, coupled with our ability to create a mechanical and electrical engineering solution, Upstream chose Maris as they knew we would successfully project manage their office fit-out. Initially Upstream were considering appointing a separate Architect but soon gained confidence in our understanding of their office space and we went on to create a workplace solution that ensured we incorporated our Client’s design vision”.