Welcome Lawrence

A big SPACE hello and welcome to Lawrence Bennetton who joins the SPACE Project Finance team as an Estimator. Lawrence has developed his knowledge from within the Marine Fit-Out industry and at SPACE will be responsible for estimating the project costs in terms of labour, equipment and materials required, gathering quotes from sub-contractors and suppliers, and helping with bids for new contracts and supporting buying activity. Key element is monitoring the project to make sure that’s costs are kept in line with forecasts.

Steve O’Callaghan, Managing Partner for SIMUL Group said, “Team skills are essential in this role. Lawrence comes across as a great self-starter, demonstrated great forward planning and budget skills so we think he will be a great asset to the team.”


SPACE, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jay Anderson to the role of Business Development Manager, reporting into Dom Sarsons, Head of Client Services.  The appointment has been made to further strengthen SPACE’s position as one of the UK leaders in design & build.  Proven experience in delivering growth, Jay will maintain and develop a wide network with diverse industry sectors through which she will generate significant long-term opportunities for new business. 

Dom Sarsons commented, “We are delighted to welcome Jay to our SPACE sales team.  She will actively contribute towards the successful delivery of the company’s growth plans.   She will be looking closely at how our industry is developing in these post pandemic times and ensuring our agile approach offers clients the support they need to design workspaces that work for them now and in the future.”

Welcome Liam

SPACE is pleased to announce that Liam Watson has joined the Projects Team as Assistant Projects Manager, reporting into Richard Harmer, Head of Projects (London).   Site based; Liam will support the Project Manager to ensure the smooth workings of a busy site ensuring health & safety compliance with site rules and regulations are always adhered to.

Richard Harmer, Head of Projects, London said, “SPACE has been designing and building commercial offices for our clients since 2008.  We are passionate about delivering exceptional service for all our clients and Liam’s role will be instrumental to achieving a productive, compliant site which delivers the project on schedule.  We are very happy he has joined the team, he brings with him good site experience and a willingness to learn quickly which will set him up for success.”

Welcome Charlotte

We are delighted to welcome Charlotte Kerley to the Simul Group as Project Co-ordinator, reporting into Group Contracts Director, Tom O’Callaghan.  Within the SIMUL Group portfolio, Charlotte’s role will provide full administrative, health & safety advisory support to our Projects Team, subcontractors and clients through the on-site delivery stage.  Construction company – SCAPE; Design & Build company – SPACE both place critical importance on the safe and efficient running of their sites. 

Tom O’Callaghan, Group Contracts Director said, “Charlotte has health & safety, administrative experience.  She will play a pivotal role in ensuring that all projects run smoothly and safely, exceeding client’s expectations across the SIMUL Group.  We are very happy to welcome her to our team.”

Welcome Jordy!

SPACE – specialists in design and build workspaces – is cementing its growth plans following the recruitment of a new senior designer.  Jordy Dent has built his career within the design & build industry and has built a portfolio of both high and low budget projects with the vision to create world class working environments for clients.  He has a relenting passion for solving problems and creating exciting, innovative designs that mirror his client’s ambitions to create workspaces where people thrive, and business grows. 

At SPACE, Jordy will take the lead on all aspects of the design process for his clients to tailor solutions which suit their requirements and budgets.  Jordy said, “I’m looking forward to being part of a Company which is continuing to grow despite the challenging times post COVID pandemic and that they remain focussed on their core values offering quality and superior experience to their growing client base.”

Lindsey Sexton-Chadwick, Group Commercial Director for Simul Group said, “Jordy is a highly creative, skilled designer who has a wealth of experience in all aspects of the design process.  He has a keen eye for detail, an impressive portfolio and we are delighted he has joined our growing team.”

DVB Bank.


It’s Friday, missing a few drinks after work?  Check out this awesome view from London’s third tallest skyscraper – Tower 42.  SPACE is delighted to deliver this ambitious CAT-B fitout over two floors to a high specification for our client DVB Bank SE.  The focus was very much on the user experience – DVB Bank wanted to create a positive working environment in which employees feel motivated and productive providing a balance between collaborative and private workspaces.  Great view to get back to.

You can read more here: DVB Bank Case Study

Old Bond Store

Last week we released a sneaky preview into the concept of clubworking. 

Our client, Old Bond Store in Southampton has cracked that nut for progressive businesses that want to outsource their entire office function on-demand with premium facilities and services included, chargeable only when used.

We worked closely with the client to create a stylish, discerning ‘private club environment’ taping into the heritage of the building mirrored using the latest technology to create a future-thinking space.

Thank you to everyone involved in this project, in particular, Liam Doe.

You can read more here: Old Bond Store Case Study

Rapid 7

What a journey – despite lockdown – we are excited and proud to reveal our latest office project for our client Rapid7.

Based in the heart of Belfast city this innovative workspace challenges and exemplifies Rapid7 core values to foster a collaborative, creative and bold spirit which they embody every day.

We think this is a great example of how companies can mirror their core values; foster a productive environment where people thrive, and businesses grow.

Thank you to everyone involved in this project, in particular to Rapid7.

You can read more about the project here: Rapid 7 Case Study

HQ vs Hub: Has 2020 marked the end of the HQ?

Looking back to the beginning of lockdown, we all adjusted to the ‘new norm’ quickly. Everyone focussed on staying healthy and hoping that COVID-19 virus would pass them by.

The kitchen table for many became the new workstation. Toddlers, cats, and dogs took on new performing roles as they jumped into sight of conference calls. Regardless of our personal situation we had all sworn a secret oath of support and tolerance. No mention of bad hair days; sloppier clothes than normal or messy rooms or ultra-stylish rooms that made the new office backdrop.

New behaviours emerged as the Zoom wave caught on. Microsoft Teams & Google Classroom became a hive of activity with multigenerations using technology to stay connected with the world which overnight had changed.

Earth Day 2020!

Today at SPACE we’re all thinking carefully about the impact we have on the planet. We’re encouraging everyone to do the simple things like; turning off the lights and other electrical equipment when not in use… recycling, reducing and reusing everything we can, and to always be aware of our negative impact on the planet ????????