Case study

Story Homes

Company overview

Founded by Fred Story In 1987, Story Homes is a residential property developer with developments across Cumbria, Lancashire, South Scotland and the North East of England.

The challenge

With a long and successful reputation of building high quality and high specification homes, the business required a new head quarters in Carlisle to better reflect the business and its desire for growth. With an existing building shell, the project was essentially an interior new build, encompassing all aspects of refurbishment from extensive planning through to build and installation. With office, break out and kitchen areas included in the brief, there was much to consider within tight timescales.

Our Solution

A key challenge of the project was assisting the customer as they decided upon the layout and style required. With so much choice available, our Specialist worked with Story Homes throughout the consultation process to understand the functionality of each department and how they interact with each other, in order to better advise which furniture products, layout and space usage could be adopted.

We were then able to present multiple options and ensure that they were happy with their final choice – crucial for the success of the investment long term. The planning stage included arranging visits to a furniture factory and showrooms to view samples in situ. The final layout included space for modern working; with forward thinking break out and staff rest areas. The comprehensive project took three months to complete including planning, with an installation period of just one month.

We are very pleased with how the project progressed and the final design. InteriorsTeam were able to advise us using 3D layouts, which greatly assisted the design process, and even amend some of the furniture configurations to ensure that the end products matched our scheme. We would happily recommend them to other businesses looking for refurbishments, and we would look to work with them on any future projects
Lisa Gallimore Office Manager, Story Homes

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