“DRCG Completed the Project On Time, On Budget and Exceeded our Expectations”
This billion-dollar hedge fund gave us a brief to design and install an “opulent but functional” office including boardroom, trading room, reception area, tea point, break out space, gym and shower, in a prestigious but relatively limited space. Our designer chose to express the required opulence with an eclectic mix of bespoke features, furniture and finishes using a rich palette of materials. DRCG project managed every aspect of this transformation providing consultancy on trading technology, space planning, mechanical and engineering (M&E) and furniture to ensure that the workspace would be productive as well as being comfortable and aesthetically pleasing.
The completed workspace had many bespoke features and specialist finishes. The glazed walls of the trading room featured floor to ceiling, bronze-coloured mining images to represent the client’s core trading focus. The elegant outer partition wall of the boardroom was made up of contemporary veneered wooden panels with a blue glass lightbox band across the middle to colour code with the reception desk. The shower room featured two types of marble, white porcelain and glass with chrome fittings. The tea point featured sleek, reflective, black units. The whole workspace was finished with feature lighting and Roman artefacts from the owner’s private collection.
Technology and Security
As the leading fit-out specialist for trading floors and dealing rooms we also provide trading technology consultancy. We advised Clive Capital on trader voice, data and compliance solutions. We also designed and built the Comms Room and installed uninterruptible power supplies. For security we installed a biometric access control system and CCTV and fitted an Inergen fire suppression and leak detection system.
As well as having exclusive access to a range of customisable trading desks and flat screen arms, DRCG consults on the design and supply of custom furniture. In this case we installed exclusive Ultra dealing desks finished with a high-quality veneer. We also managed the design, manufacture and installation of various pieces of bespoke furniture including a lavish boardroom table and the striking reception desk. The feature lighting accentuated the look while maintaining a practical working environment.
DRCG really understood our business and its values. They took time to understand our needs and the design and implementation of the workspace met these perfectly. DRCG completed the project on time, on budget and exceeded our expectations. I’m very pleased with all their work from concept to completion and the continued partnering approach.
Alan Rae, Chief Technology Officer