CRAWLEY WEST SUSSEX
GTA was appointed to relocate OCS from 3 different OCS offices in Crawley and Croydon to one large HQ office, Tilgate Forest Business Park, Crawley.
OCS is a diverse business of different sectors each with their own workplace requirements to cater for. Through the process of design workshops GTA was able to get to the bones of the operational needs of OCS whilst amalgamating all sectors that once lived apart to work under one roof.
With bespoke S/S stair balustrading and reception desk, polished plaster walls and new lighting and flooring scheme the reception has been given a full facelift, rejuvenating what was once a tired 80’s décor to create a Fit Out that is sympathetic to the building and the OCS brand.
Open teapoints and break out spaces across the three floors as well as the main ground floor lifestyle area encourage and promote staff interaction. Tilgate Business Park set amongst the scenic backdrop of forestry influenced glazing manifestation and graphics.
The lifestyle area is not only a staff deli come canteen facility but is a showcase of the catering services OCS offer. GTA have worked with OCS to generate a new concept scheme for the Just Deli brand which has begun to roll out at other sites. At Tilgate a circular plasterboard raft ceiling, curved wall and curved flooring scheme all gently guide towards the focal point of the space, the bespoke servery counter.
GTA’s scope of works included the commercial kitchen with storage and a walk in fridge freezer. A new roof was built onto the existing glazed conservatory with a vented tealight and surrounding LED lighting. The entrance to the conservatory was demolished to better connect this space with the main building and expand the lifestyle area to cater for the staff occupancy.
Working with many building disciplines to provide a complete holistic Fit Out is normal for GTA; on this occasion the design and build team included OCS security, landscaping, IT and Cannon Hygiene divisions.
We initially worked with GTA Interior on a major refurbishment at our Crawley headquarters, where they
demonstrated a high level of detail and service, resulting in a successful project for our business. We have since worked with them as a strategic partner on a number of our own client projects throughout the United Kingdom and we would not hesitate in recommending them for major office refurbishment works.
(Martin Edwards - Operations Director UK)
The new OCS conference facility included full smart board AV configuration set up in all meeting rooms. With a moveable wall between two client-facing meeting rooms at ground floor OCS have the ability to transform two rooms into one large room. Carefully selected furniture; stackable chairs, tilt table tops and integrated IT connectivity in these rooms offer OCS maximum flexibility.
The directors meeting room is designed with smoke glass, a glazing system which when electrically charged turns clear glass opaque to give full privacy.