Solera Holdings Appoint Maris Interiors to Design & Build their European HQ
Reason for Appointing Maris Interiors
Based on a strong existing relationship with Solera, Maris Interiors was appointed on a negotiated procurement basis with an external Quantity Surveyor onboard to check rates and commercial approach. Solera were relocating from two buildings into a new EMEA Headquarters accommodating 500 people. They were impressed with how we managed multiple stakeholders, incorporated their new brand and were able to manage very different requirements given the nature of the businesses merging. Our relationship has since developed further with our 2nd project in Leeds commencing soon and two further projects located in Berlin and Zeist.
Scope of Services Provided
Our initial appointment was to develop the project brief through a Workplace Study, meet with and incorporate their new brand identity and global standards around new ways of working. We had many months of collaboration having to engage with a steering committee of 14, representing many different teams and user groups creating design concepts to meet a very varied set of requirements. Our agreed scope included creating a significant new atrium within the building connecting ground and first floor with a new staircase, able to accommodate 400 people in an auditorium style. The AV brief was extensive and required a diligent approach to coordination during our detailed design phase and then once again in construction. Maris Interiors managed every aspect of concept design, detailed design, structural design, mechanical and electrical design, furniture, security, catering and AV coordination.