Saracen completes landmark Yorkshire fit out

Leading workplace consultant, Saracen Interiors has completed the fit out and refurbishment of fertilizer development company, Sirius Minerals Plc’s new company headquarters at Prospect House – the iconic, former Scarborough Building Society building which stands at the town’s southern gateway.

The project, which began in March this year, comprised of a complete redesign to allow for Sirius’s plans for major expansion. The 55,000 sq ft fit out covered three floors and included the complete strip out of old mechanical, electrical and HVAC systems and the installation of new facilities throughout. The new HVAC design and fit out will bolster Sirius’s green credentials while saving the company an estimated 40 – 50 per cent on energy bills overall.

Work also included the installation of suspended ceilings, flooring, furniture, a kitchen and breakout areas, collaborative working spaces, partitioning to create meeting rooms and a new reception layout, including a bespoke reception desk and a living wall.

Director of Saracen Interiors, Michael Page comments:

“This is our largest project in the North to-date and we are delighted to prove that we can confidently carry work of this scale and of such a high profile.

“We pitched against some of the UK’s leading main contractors to win this contract, which was awarded in light of our dedication and commitment to the project and the suitability of our designs, and we hope that the final results will achieve a positive response from those who are familiar with the original interiors, as well as the building’s end-users.”

Saracen has established a presence in the North in recent years, covering projects in Yorkshire, Scotland and across the whole of the North West. A prominent player in the South East, renowned for its consultancy and design expertise, the company now hopes to repeat that business model in the North, positioning itself as a national concern with local links and knowledge. It recently opened an office at Manchester’s Media City, providing the team with a base from which to operate.

The company’s recent clients include Coca-Cola Enterprises, CH2M, Yum Restaurants, Tata Communications, WYG, TE Connectivity, Loma Systems, Gray’s Inn Chambers, Libra Group, Creature of London, Aspect Property Group, First Property Group, Audatex, Athena Partners, Motofix, Flight Safety, Countrywide PLC, Knight Frank, Mitie Engineering, Pizza Hut, Redrow Homes, Thames Water, Toshiba, TAG Aviation, Viatel, BAE Systems, Sue Ryder Care, North Surrey Primary Care Trust, Royal Berkshire and Battle Hospital NHS Trust.