Record year for interior design and fit-out firm

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Record year for interior design and fit-out firm

Estilo Interiors turned in a record year, signing £27.6m worth of business.

The figure is more than double the previous year-end of £12.7m – when the Birmingham-based commercial interior design, fit-out and refurbishment company’s business was hit by the pandemic – and a third more than 2019, when Estilo Interiors served £ has 20.3m of contracts.

Andrew Moore, managing director of Estilo Interiors, said the change in working practices since Covid is driving growth.

He said: “Office occupiers are on the move, looking for better quality space and high-end interiors to match. Employers are keen to make the office a true destination. Facilities such as dog kennels/pet corners are some of the new features employers are asking us to build in to improve the work experience.

“We also find that occupiers and landlords are keen to obtain external accreditation for their spaces. The costs associated with achieving standards such as BREEAM, WiredScore, Smart Spaces and SKA* have often proved prohibitive in the past. But post-pandemic, health, wellness and digital connectivity have all moved to the top of the agenda and employers want to be seen to deliver and we are able to provide solutions. “

Among the fit-out projects completed by Estilo Interiors is the £1.6m refurbishment of property manager MAPP’s offices in London and Birmingham. Law firm Clarke Willmott turned to the company to complete the £1.5m facelifts at its Birmingham and Taunton offices, while

Kite Packing’s new office in Coventry has also benefited from a £1.4m Estilo Interiors refurbishment.

Manufacturer Hawker Siddeley Switchgear’s £2.9m works were also delivered by the company.

In addition to working for occupiers, Estilo Interiors has worked with landlords to deliver building renovations. Projects include the £2.5m refurbishment of Interchange, in Birmingham’s Edmund Street, and a £2.3m spend at Blake House, Birmingham. Cat A alterations have been completed or are in progress at Lombard House, Great Charles Street; 54 Hagley Road and Newater House, Newhall Street, all in Birmingham. The £4.2m refurbishment of 10 Victoria Street, Bristol, was completed during the firm’s record year.

Moore said: “Landlords have also raised the bar, with Cat A+ retrofits now becoming more common. These fully-equipped ‘plug and play’ solutions help attract tenants and get them into a building faster.

“We also advise landlords on net zero strategies as they seek to green their buildings.”

Although based in Birmingham, an increasing amount of Estilo Interiors’ work is outside the Midlands.

Moore said: “Over the past year we have delivered projects in London, Exeter, Bristol and Cardiff. Broadening our geographic net has also benefited our bottom line.”

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