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Your Workplace. Inspired.

Today’s Facilities Manager faces complex challenges in delivering workplaces that function effectively in the current business climate.

With companies increasingly looking to return teams to the office, there are many questions around how best to provide a welcoming and productive working environment. Combine this with the need to “rightsize” operations whilst meeting sustainability goals and the daily balancing act can become very complicated. Throw in a relocation or design and build project to the mix and the challenges multiply.

East On Commercial Interiors have delivered substantial Design and Build projects across the UK for many years and understand what it takes to bring a project in on time and budget. Describing themselves as “the biggest design and build company you have never heard of”, their understated approach to each task has seen them experience dramatic growth in the past two years, delivering complex schemes for businesses such as Channel 4 and ITN in Leeds and London.

To see the results of East On’s project at Channel 4, click on the video below.

Managing large-scale projects throughout the UK, the East On Projects group of businesses combines detailed Design and Build capabilities (including Cat A/ B fit out and dilapidations) with an in-house team working across interior design, space planning and furniture expertise.

Darryl Easton, MD at East On Commercial Interiors

So what’s the secret to their success? Founder and Managing Director, Darryl Easton, tells us that it’s the ability to manage complex projects end-to-end, starting with architects’ drawings and space planning, then encompassing the full spectrum of technical services including HVAC and M&E.

It’s also about taking the time at the inception of a project to work with their clients to understand the way that each business works, learning how colleagues interact and where “pinch points” occur in existing workspaces. Many East On clients brief in substantial infrastructure projects in their current buildings, requiring their businesses to be fully operational throughout the build programme, for example even whilst broadcasting live TV programming.

“We’ve developed a great working partnership with East On and we’re delighted to be working with them again on future projects”

Adam Overton, Head of Facilities, Institute of Directors

The close involvement of Facilities Managers is crucial to the successful delivery of each Design and Build project, with their in-depth (and inside) knowledge of business functions helping East On to develop relevant solutions within budget and on time. However, there is no doubt that a substantial Design and Build or Fit Out programme can add to the pressure on a Facilities Manager’s time and workload; East On’s end-to-end solution ensures that, instead of appointing multiple contractors, with all of the complicated supplier management this entails, businesses have one central point of contact overseeing the entire project.

To find out more about the difference that East On Commercial Interiors can bring to your next project, visit www.eastoncommercialinteriors.co.uk

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