Leading workplace consultant, Saracen Interiors has completed its first official fitness and leisure contract for The Wellbeing Space, a yoga, pilates and therapy centre based in Farnham.

The £85,000 complete fit out project was awarded based on the commitment and professionalism demonstrated by Saracen in the early stages of the tender process and the company’s creative space planning, which maximised the use of all available space, including the basement area.

The project included all design and fit out works from the carrying out of extensive surveys and detailed space planning to the complete redesign, fit out and refurbishment of the building on Lion & Lamb Way, which had previously been a children’s play and activity centre.

All work was completed within four weeks, to a tight deadline imposed by the client, and comprised of the stripping out of existing fixtures and fittings, partitioning to create different treatment rooms in the basement, the installation of lighting and power, carpeted and laminated flooring throughout and the fitting of stair cases, skirting and balustrading. The team also sourced and installed all furniture and signage, refurbished the celings in the studios, (maintaining the integrity of the old wood), and painted all rooms.

Liz Curry-Hyde, managing director of The Wellbeing Space comments: “The team at Saracen allowed itself time to understand the business and how it is run in order to best address The Wellbeing Space’s needs. This personal approach worked well during the initial design process and, as a result, the team was then able to go on and make the best use of space in keeping with the budget.

“The designs were painstakingly refined to perfect the space planning and everyone worked hard to ensure that we could meet our set opening date. I couldn’t have hoped for a more pro-active and supportive team to work with and I’m delighted with the results.”

Joint managing director of Saracen Interiors, Michael Page is equally delighted with the project: “As this is our first proper venture into fitness and leisure, it’s great that the client is so enthused with the quality of our work and the level of delivery as well as our designs. We are looking forward to exploring further opportunities in this sector and would hope to work with more brands like The Wellbeing Space going forward.”

Saracen is currently celebrating thirty years since its inception. Its recent clients include Coca Cola, CH2M Hill, Belvoir Lettings, Murata, YUM Restaurants, Tata Communications, TE Connectivity, Loma Systems, Gray’s Inn Chambers, Libra Group, Creature of London, Aspect Property Group, 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.

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