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The Design Process: What To Expect

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DESIGNING YOUR SPACE

Whether you're moving into a new premises or you require more space within your warehouse, our expert team of designers will design the right workspace for your needs.

A DESIGN
THAT WORKS FOR YOU

It can be daunting at first when considering a new premises, especially if it’s an empty shell and the facility requires a fit out. That’s where you want to engage with an experienced workspace design and build specialist to help guide you through the process. This is where we come in. With more than a decade’s worth of experience, you’ll feel in safe hands. Our experienced team of designers will visit your premises, understand your brief and design the right workspace for your needs.

We endeavour to really understand how your business works, so that we can create a workspace that helps you to improve your business and take it to the next level. We create a programme of works that minimises disruption and if we have to work on the weekends, we will. So whether you’re moving to a new premises and need a fit out before you move in, or you’re looking to improve your existing premises, we can help.

WHAT WE PROVIDE

SURVEY &
BRIEF

The first thing we do with any project is to visit your premises to measure your space. Once the survey is complete, we’ll sit down with you to discuss your vision for the space and what your business needs. Our expertise is free of charge, we won’t bill you for any site surveys or drawings.

DESIGN YOUR SPACE

Our expert team of designers will then return to the office to begin work on drawing up your new facilities. We take everything into consideration and create the right solution for you and your business. You’ll receive 2D layouts of your new space complete with furniture layouts and the position of everything within your new workspace.

A COMPREHENSIVE QUOTE

Once the design of your new premises is complete and you’ve signed off on our drawings, we will create a detailed proposal for your project. It will provide a complete breakdown of everything involved within your project and will include the individual costs for each aspect. Allowing you to understand exactly what you’re paying for. We believe transparency is key.

A COMPLETE SOLUTION

We offer a full turn key solution to all our clients. This means that we take care of each and every aspect of your project, from the initial site survey through to the construction of your new premises. We’ll act as the Principal Designer and Principal Contractor on your project, ensuring that you design and build of your new premises is implemented with all relevant building regulations and health and safety practices in mind.

MEZZANINE SPECIALISTS

We are the specialists when it comes to mezzanine floor fit outs, so if the design of your new premises involves a mezzanine floor, you’re in the right hands. The majority of our projects involve mezzanine floors and it’s easy to see why. They maximise your space, their quick to install and incredibly cost effective. So if you haven’t thought about incorporating a mezzanine floor into your new premises’ design, now could be the time to start.

EXPERT DESIGN &
3D VISUALs

We also offer the option of 3D designs of your new space to further help you visualise your new facilities before we build them. We’ll create both the interior and exterior of your new space to help you understand just exactly what you will receive.

Mezzanine Design
Mezzanine Floor 3D Design
Blackburn Storage & Office Mezzanine Floor

WHAT MAKES NEXUS DIFFERENT?

WE UNDERSTAND YOUR BUSINESS

We sit down with you to fully understand your business and what makes your company tick. Every client is different, so no solution is the same. That’s why, no matter your budget, we discover how your organisation works and provide a solution that only enhances that.

THE LAST
DETAIL

We offer a full turn key solution from survey through to the build. This encompasses everything within your project, so your new workspace will be designed down to the very last detail. No stone will be unturned in the process of providing you with a workspace that works for you and your business.

EVERY STEP OF THE WAY

We work with you every step of the way. We welcome and encourage input throughout and no matter if it’s at the design or build stage, either one of our expert designers or project managers will be on hand to listen to any ideas and answer any queries you may have.

KEEPING YOU IN THE LOOP

We work with you every step of the way, so rest assured that once the construction of your new premises begins, we’ll keep you in the loop. We’ll organise regular meetings on site, so you can see how your new workspace is coming along, allowing you to ensure that your business is ready for the move when we complete the works.

DITCHING DOWNTIME

We understand that the last thing your business needs is downtime. That’s why we create a construction programme that works around your business and avoids downtime as much as possible. If evening or weekend work is required, then that’s what we’ll do. If we are working around your employees whilst they work, we’ll ensure that their health and safety is at the forefront of everything we do.

DEDICATED PROJECT MANAGER

Before the construction of your new workspace begins, you will be assigned your very own project manager for the duration of your project. They will be on hand to answer any questions you may have during the build and will be your one point of call when you visit site. They’ll ensure that your workspace is completed on time, on budget and in a safe manner.

Visual of New Office
Office Mezzanine Floor Visual

WHERE WE WORK

We would love to be able to help create workspaces for businesses throughout the whole of the UK but unfortunately we can’t. The extra cost to you and the fact that we wouldn’t be able to manage your project to our high standards means that we must set a limit for how far we can work. The area we cover is highlighted to the right. As you can see, we essentially work as far North as Newcastle and as far South as Birmingham. So if your business is situated in an area we cover, get in touch today to discuss your plans for your new workspace.

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Nexus Where We Work
Top Down Visual
New Office Space Visual

LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS

PRINCIPAL DESIGNER

For any project that involves multiple contractors, it’s a legal requirement that you, the client appoints a Principal Designer for the project. This may sound like scary stuff, but it’s to ensure the health and safety of both your employees and our construction team. The Principal Designer’s main role is to ensure that all health and safety requirements & building regulations are considered within the design of your new facilities. They must also take into consideration how the finished facilities will be accessible from a maintenance perspective.

Once you have vetted and chosen your Principal designer, you need to formally appoint them and they will then begin designing your new space from the outset of the project. For more information on your duties as a client in relation to appointing a Principal Designer, click here.

PRINCIPAL CONTRACTOR

Before commencing with any project that will involve more than one contractor on site, you as the client must formally appoint a Principal Contractor. They will be responsible for all the sub-contractors that will be working on site and ensuring that the project is running smoothly.

Even if you as the client would like to use your own sub-contractors for elements of the project, they must fall under the umbrella of the Principal Contractor. This is because legally, the Principal Contractor is responsible for ensuring the health and safety of all workers on site and making sure each sub-contractor knows how to carry out their duties safely.

For more information regarding the role of a principal contractor and your duties in regards to appointing one, look here.

MEZZANINE FLOOR DESIGN

For more details on what goes into designing a mezzanine floor, whether that’s for office, storage or production use, check out the link. We go into detail regarding what can be created both above and below a mezzanine, what accessories are available with a mezzanine, how we ensure our designs meet building regulations and much more.

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OFFICE MEZZANINE FLOOR DESIGN

If you’re looking to create new or additional office space within your warehouse and you’d like to know how we design your office mezzanine floor, this is the page for you. We detail the steps we take to ensure you receive the right office mezzanine floor solution for your business. From conforming to building regulations through to providing the right office furniture, we cover it all.

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STORAGE MEZZANINE FLOOR DESIGN

Are you looking to make the most of your warehouse space? Maybe your business is growing and storage space is rapidly running out. If so and you’re looking at a mezzanine floor solution, here we go into detail how we’ll design your new storage space. The ancillaries available, the weight a mezzanine floor can take, how we build it and much more.

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CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

“Would I recommend Nexus to somebody else? Yes, absolutely, 100%. I can't praise them enough.”

Michelle MansonDirector, Clip 'n' Climb

“I can't really fault the process from start to finish. I was very impressed with the delivery of the project.”

John CormackDirector, Move Dance

“We just found the whole process amazingly simple and straightforward.”

Iain ClasperManaging Director, Northern Flags

“To be honest with you, it has been a very painless exercise working with Nexus.”

Jean-Pierre NaylorDirector, CDL

“We had great levels of communication with them and the finish has been to a very high standard.”

Ben BlackburnManaging Director, Blackburn Distributions

“The quality of the work at the end of the day is second to none. I really can’t say how happy I am with how the project has turned out.”

David WilsonDirector, KW Digital

“Their professionalism and expert knowledge really shone through, throughout the entire project.”

Job BrownHead of Operations & IT, Green & Brown

“They understood our brief and they understood the look that we were going for. It sounds daft, but it was almost a disappointment when they left.”

Chris MorriseyManaging Director, Lily Comms
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