Office Principles appoints detail and build director

Ken Malpass, Office Principles

Award-winning design, fit out and workplace consultancy, Office Principles is strengthening its detail and build arm with the appointment of Ken Malpass as Business Unit Director. Ken has been recruited to head up this already successful division, adding weight to the existing team as this area of the business continues to enjoy rapid growth.

The company has completed over 90 significant projects, fitting out over 660,000 sq ft of office space in the last two years, and has evidenced a strong focus on projects that have been designed to RIBA stages two and three during this time. With Ken on board, Office Principles expects to benefit from the rising trend and grow its market share.

Joint managing director of Office Principles, Cyril Parsons comments: “Detail and build is far more prevalent across the wider industry at the moment with many architects happy to pass their projects to the main contractor to finish at an earlier stage.

“We are expert at design co-ordination and have a track record for ensuring that the transition is seamless and that cost certainty, project delivery and health and safety is maintained. Ken is highly experienced in these projects and his input will be crucial as we move towards significantly increasing our share of this market.”

An experienced project director, with a strong background in commercial fit out and design management, Ken has worked in the fit out industry for almost twenty years and is looking forward to playing a key role in Office Principles’ future growth: “This is a strong, established team that is incredibly passionate about what it does and is keen to execute very clear growth strategies going forward. It’s great to work with like-minded individuals who are appreciative of the current market and can spot the potential that comes with collaborating with other industry professionals.”

Office Principles has built a strong and varied commercial portfolio over the years to include blue-chip brands such as Exterion Media, Telegraph Media Group, Visa Europe, GE Capital, Fitness First, Tata Communications, ResMed, Direct Marketing Association, Land Securities, Mothercare, and Kuoni.