Office Principles helps Kames ‘capitalise’ on Slough investment

Office Principles continues to solidify its relationship with commercial landlord and investment management expert, Kames Capital having completed a design and fit out of approximately 30,000 sq ft of office space for the company at Keypoint in Slough.

The latest in a line of design and development schemes for Kames, the project was completed by the design, fit out and workplace consultancy in 21 weeks and involved a complete refurbishment and design overhaul to optimise and improve the utilisation of the space.

Work on the project included the provision of a co-working, flexible seating area; dedicated meeting rooms; a concierge reception; roof terrace and top of the range facilities, including a bike store and shower and changing amenities. The building has also been refurbished with a new VRF air conditioning system, suspended ceilings, with flat panel LED lighting, full access raised floors and two refurbished passenger lifts.

Joint managing director of Office Principles, Cyril Parsons is delighted that the company is playing such a vital role in the development of Kames’ portfolio: “Our Midlands team has been building this relationship for some time and has worked across a number of projects to provide Kames with high quality, modern workspaces, designed to enable tenants to make the space their own. Each of the schemes allows for simple tenant modification and so is likely to attract a variety of occupiers, given this flexibility.

“This is an area that we have a keen interest in as, by working closely with landlords in the first instance, we can create the best spaces for a wide cross-section of end-users, providing a desirable canvas that can be simply adapted to be made unique to the individual tenant.”

Fund manager for Kames Capital, Chris Munday comments: “The building in Slough is located close to the train station in a central location that is a prime investment spot. We need the best refurbishment work to complement such an address and to turn it into a landmark commercial property and we’re pleased to say that, once again, Office Principles has helped us to achieve that goal.

“The team demonstrates a superior understanding of our portfolio and the offering that we want to present to potential tenants. It is also sensitive to current market trends and it is this awareness that is evident at the point of handover, providing us with the most sought after spaces.”

Holding a strong and varied commercial portfolio, Office Principles has worked with blue-chip brands such as Exterion Media, Telegraph Media Group, Meet in Place, Visa Europe, GE Capital, Fitness First, Tata Communications, ResMed, Direct Marketing Association, Land Securities, Mothercare, and Kuoni.

The company’s Midlands division is currently on site across a number of multi-million pound schemes and has recently expanded its team to meet the increased workload.