Warner Associates design and fit out contemporary office interiors.
We work with small and large businesses, including some of the UK’s leading companies.
Every project is unique. We generally follow a tried and trusted three-step process from start to finish.
Your brief, project requirements and timings are discussed and a plan of action is agreed. Then, through a period of consultation, information gathering, surveying and analysis of your people and buildings, we develop your brief into a defined design strategy and agree the way forward.
We produce ideas and space-plans with examples and samples to an agreed concept design proposal showing the best fit, feel and optimisation of your proposed office space against your brief. Then, we develop a detail design specification with drawings, programme and fixed costs ready for implementation.
Finally, we project-manage and deliver the fit-out, installation and move into to your new office interior, safely, on-time and within budget.
If you need a great working environment, then we’d be pleased to hear about your requirements and discuss how our award-winning, design-led and collaborative approach may be of benefit to you.
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We knew we were in safe hands from the beginning. Ken’s vision for the space and attention to detail went very well hand in hand. His design has transformed what was a dark and dingy office, into a light and airy office and tasting room. Our clients are wowed every time they visit us, and our wine tasting room with our custom built wine display of our 100 wines captures our brand perfectly. Our staff really enjoy their new workspace, and our productivity has gone up as a result.
We would highly recommend Warner Associates – their work was of a very high standard throughout, on budget, and they even finished the project early!
“We are absolutely delighted with our new offices and find every aspect has worked beyond expectation. Ken Warner and his team were efficient, thorough and completely managed the process from end to end – seamlessly, on budget and on time. We would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Warner Associates for an absolutely top class fit out.”
“The highlight of the refurbishment is the staff canteen. We were particularly impressed with how Warner Associates managed all aspects of the fit out. The project was delivered to a very high standard on time and within budget. We are delighted.”
“What a difference Warner Associates made! At last we could present our products in an environment beyond our expectations. They were true professionals!”
“By going open plan, Warner Associates showed us how the space saved would ultimately pay for the whole project. More importantly, we now have a far better office culture with increased communication, performance, profitability and friendliness.”
“We were delighted with the design and innovative approach Warner Associates brought to the project. The project was delivered on time, within budget and fully operational from day one.”
“On time, in spec and far better than any design we had drawn up ourselves. Warner Associates’ design and fit out have provided us with a very functional and comfortable working environment.”
“Warner Associates provided us a great product of which we are extremely proud of. The build and fit out went smoothly and was delivered within budget and within the timescales quoted. Warner’s paid particular attention to the minor details which fitted with our high spec approach. We would highly recommend Warner Associates.”
“ We really enjoyed working with Warner Associates as they provided us a top quality service which exceeded our expectations and was delivered on time and to budget without any nasty surprises.”
“From our initial contact with Warner Associates, through the design stage and particularly the build, we were very pleased with the attention to detail and project management skills which their team brought to bear on our project.”
Since formation in 1993, Warner Associates have designed and fitted out contemporary office interiors. Our clients include Arno Fords, Arjo Wiggins, Avon Health Authority, BIS, BT, Cable & Wireless, Chartwell Group, Cuprinol, CIT, Close Brothers, Denco, Dun & Bradstreet, Fidelius, Foreshore, FSL, Grant Thornton, GVA, Helphire, Kneehigh, Learning & Skills Council, Logicalis, Martins Properties, Motorola, Newsdesk Media, Newtel, National Power, Numerica, PeopleSoft, Profund, Royal Bank of Scotland, SAP, Securicor, Shiner, Soil Association, Sports Concepts, Telehouse, TeliaSonera, TenTen Digita, The Vintner, Tokyo & Mitshubishi, Triodos Bank, TLT Solicitors and Yell.
Through a process of staff consultation and information gathering we find out and analyse how you work, what you like & dislike about your current environment and what you’d like to change. We define who’s who, staff numbers, organisational structure and how you communicate with each other. We define how much workspace is used and will be required. We discuss your culture, policies, image and branding to develop your project requirements and define the design brief.
Whilst understanding your people needs and space required we also assess the size and condition of your office premises, be it helping you select a new office building or reconfiguring existing space. We survey and produce Computer Aided Design floor plans and review the building’s specification including access & security to mechanical and electrical, IT infrastructure and its shared facilities to define the building constraints.
With space planning and interior design we match your people needs and design brief against the building constraints and see how everyone fits in and what the new office will feel like. We develop your design from conceptual ideas, colours, finishes, examples and product mood boards to an agreed layout and design.
Alongside space planning and interior design we provide you the detail design and specification of the building services, architectural, technical and statutory elements for your office fit out. These include air-conditioning, IT and electrical distribution, audio- visual, lighting, fire and security, specialist joinery and furniture design. We work with approved building inspectors, planners, landlords and specialist consultants to comply with Building Regs, DDA, Planning and License for Alterations.
With the design drawings and specifications we produce a scope of works, programme and costs and finalise any contract terms prior to you proceeding with the fit out. We also deal with the set-up and ongoing aspects of Health & Safety, CDM, cost and change control, progress meetings and inspections during the delivery phase of your office interior.
Your office design now moves from the drawing board to the site. As a specialist contractor we fit out and refurbish your new office interior. Works include site management, demolitions, ceilings, power and lighting, air-conditioning, fire and security, data cabling, partitioning, audio-visual, signage, artwork, blinds, joinery, decorations and flooring.
With your office built we can supply and install any new furniture you need to go in it including desking, work chairs, soft seating, storage, screens, accessories, specialist and bespoke furniture. We work closely with a number of the UK’s leading manufacturers to provide coordinated, stylish and ergonomic furniture solutions to compliment and enhance your workplace.
Lastly, we can help you with your move and relocation into your new office. We provide the crates, labels and labour to help you pack up, move and unpack at the other end. If you have existing furniture you want to reuse we can move and reinstall it. We also help with the recycling or disposal of any surplus old furniture and give everything a good clean on completion.
Ken Warner is the founder and managing director of Warner Associates with over 25 years experience designing and fitting out office interiors.
Educated in Architecture at Oxford Brookes University and 3-D design specialising in Furniture at Birmingham City University, Ken won the 1987 Designer into Industry national award and his first job specialising in workplace interiors.
Outside work, Ken’s interests revolve around his family, friends, golf, mountain biking, skiiing, walking, camping, films, theatre, comedy, reading and occasionally catching fish!