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Ranne completes major design and build project for the Home Builders Federation

Date: 24-07-14

Ranne Creative Interiors, the specialist interior design and build company, has completed a relocation and design and build project for the Home Builders Federation, the representative body of the house building industry in England and Wales.

The project, which was won under a competitive tender and finished in February 2014, saw Ranne design and build a new workplace for HBF and help them relocate from Byron House, 7-9 St James's Street, London.

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The property at 27 Broadwall in Borough was chosen as HBF's new London home. The 2,600 sq. ft. building has four floors, was built 25 years ago, has a warm, light and airy feel, and is just a 10-minute walk from Waterloo station for staff to regularly travel to meetings with government departments in Westminster.

During the 11-week refurbishment phase, HBF worked closely with Ranne to ensure that the building was future-proofed and that major items of building maintenance were addressed. Ranne completed major repairs to the roof, upgraded the smoke alarm system and air-conditioning, refurbished the toilets and replaced the shower facilities.

On 28th February 2014, on schedule, 24 staff moved into their stunning new home, HBF House. The ground floor is now home to HBF's sister organisation, Housebuilder Media Ltd (HBM), a media and events business, which produces Housebuilder magazine. HBM's space was designed quite differently from the other three floors. It has a blue feel, to match the magazine's logo, and white benchdesking, which provides a collaborative feel to the space. Roller racking was installed to house the back catalogue of magazines. There is also a huge writing wall to brainstorm ideas, and a TV.

A neutral-looking white, back and grey colour scheme is used throughout the rest of the building, reflecting the more traditional ethos of HBF. On the first floor there is the main reception area plus some staff desks and a small meeting room. The second floor is home to the meeting room suite. This can hold at least 24 people and can be separated by a moveable partition into 16-person and eight-person meeting rooms. The third floor is the key space and houses the majority of HBF staff. The floor's magnificent vaulted ceiling lets the light stream in and offers partial views of the London Eye.

We are delighted to have worked on this prestigious project for the Home Builders Federation, said Roy Parrish, managing director of Ranne. 'the project has been a real success. The work was carried out in a smooth, undisruptive fashion, the project ran to schedule and HBF staff seem pleased to have a modern office building that meets all of their requirements. Another great job well done.

Ranne Creative Interiors delivers build project for Mitsubishi Electric

Date: 17-06-14

Ranne Creative Interiors, the specialist interior design and build company, has delivered a category B fit-out project for Mitsubishi Electric's new regional sales office and training centre in Bristol.

Mitsubishi Electric is a world-leading supplier of many products including energy efficient cooling, heating and ventilation systems. In the UK, the company operates from its headquarters in Hertfordshire. Plans are in place to extend training centre locations and facilities across the UK to train engineers as Mitsubishi Electric approved installers, continuing with the Bristol centre at Units 7 & 8 Vantage Court, Old Gloucester Road.

The four-week build project has seen Ranne work to Mitsubishi Electric's space plan for the new facility to deliver partitions, teapoints, finishes and vinyl floorcoverings. As the principal interior contractor, Ranne has worked closely with Mitsubishi Electric's FM team and with the client's appointed electrical, IT and security contractors.

The Bristol project builds on Ranne's existing relationship with Mitsubishi Electric to deliver various design and build services to its headquarters in Hertfordshire.

Gary Ilett, Project Manager at Ranne, said: Ranne is delighted to build on our existing relationship with Mitsubishi Electric to deliver this category B fit-out project to the new Bristol centre.

Ilett added: 'the project has gone extremely well. Working alongside Mitsubishi Electric's FM team and other external contractors has been straightforward and a pleasure, and we look forward to supporting Mitsubishi Electric in the future with our innovative design and build solutions.

Roy Parrish named as chairman of the BIFM East Region committee

Date: 19-05-14

Roy Parrish, the founder and managing director of Ranne Creative Interiors, has been appointed chairman of the BIFM East region committee. Parrish, who founded the specialist interior design and build company in 2009, has more than 20 years experience in the interior design and refurbishment industry. He will serve in the role for two years.

I'm keen to lead the BIFM East region and bring some real momentum to the area, said Parrish. We boast some of the finest, and most interesting facilities in the UK. From the Norman Foster-designed Willis building and Tolly Cobbold brewery in Ipswich; to the technology and science parks, together with the war memorials and the world-leading universities of Cambridge; and Audley End and Colchester Castle, to the factory village at East Tilbury. There are some amazing facilities that we could visit and witness facilities management at its very best.

The East region committee also includes Rob Farman from myfm as deputy chair north; Nicola Anderson from Portakabin as deputy chair south; Danny Bodewes from Interserve as secretary; events Co-ordinator Mark Lopez from De-Ice; and treasurer Julian Fris from Neller Davies. Other members of the committee are Alfred Jeanroy; Andrew Bainbridge from Murray Edwards College; Jo Clarke from Granta School; Mark Scadding from Amaryllis; Daniel Agyekum at Anglia Ruskin University; and Allison Kingsbury from Cambridge University.

I am looking forward to giving back to the industry, added Parrish. Although much of our work is in London, we also have a number of local clients in the region. I have always attended a range of industry events, both in London and locally, and look forward to helping to do my bit within the committee.

FMJ Magazine, March 2014

Date: 13-03-14

Ranne MD, Roy Parrish, contributed to the recent edition of FMJ Magazine in an article entitled 'Construction Excellence'.

In the article, FMJ examines how a busy FM approaches scenarios such as a complete refurbishment or a minor refit. Do they take the contract out to tender with separate construction firms, or do they hire a design and build firm to manage the whole project? FMJ spoke to three different parties: an architect, a design and build specialist and a client. Find out more in the link below.

Click here to read the March 2014 edition of FM Magazine (page 24 of the PDF).

Ranne wins new office design project with Undertone

Date: 10-02-14

Ranne Creative Interiors, the specialist interior design and build company, has won a major project to design the new London office of the digital advertising agency Undertone.

Undertone, which has offices across the United States and in Germany, is moving from an office on Shaftesbury Avenue to a new office on Wellington Street in Covent Garden to accommodate its expansion.

The two-week design project, which is to finish in February 2014, will see Ranne deliver a design inspired by Undertone's head office on Madison Avenue in New York City.

The new 3890 sq ft London premises, which will be home to 45 staff, will be a fun and creative environment with lots of comfy, soft-seating, breakout spaces and a games area with a dartboard and a pool table.

Kelly Bache, interior designer at Ranne, said: "I'm really loving working on this project with clients who bring an innovative, creative and fun approach to their work, and who want to see this reflected in their new office design."

"We are delighted to win this fabulous project for Undertone, during an exciting period of expansion for the agency," said Roy Parrish, managing director of Ranne. "We have been working closely with Undertone to create a vibrant, creative design that reflects that of the head office in New York and yet has a unique, fun, contemporary-London feel."

Ranne Creative Interiors goes psycho at the Almeida Theatre

Date: 10-01-14

Ranne Creative Interiors, the specialist interior design and build company, is supporting London's Almeida Theatre as part of its corporate social responsibility activities. Ranne sponsored a single performance of the production of American Psycho on 9 January.

American Psycho, based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis, is a satirical commentary on capitalism featuring the anti-hero Patrick Bateman living the high life in 1980s Manhattan. Rupert Goold directed the musical adaptation to critical acclaim.

Ranne's decision to support the Almeida follows a project Ranne undertook for the theatre which involved refurbishing the company's rehearsal room, offices and Green Room. Ranne was responsible for design, project management, refurbishment, including M&E modifications, decoration and furniture.

Our typical project involves working with corporates so it was an exciting challenge to work with such a different type of organisation, said Roy Parrish, managing director of Ranne. Because we developed such a strong and enjoyable working relationship with the Almeida, we were keen to support their excellent work. Last year we sponsored a production of King Lear, Shakespeare's greatest tragedy, so we were delighted to be involved in supporting American Psycho. It has also been inspirational for some of our staff, who have never been to the theatre, to attend productions.

Ranne, which has achieved both the ISO9001 and ISO14001 accreditations, takes its CSR responsibilities very seriously. In addition to green design and reductions in environmental impacts, the team engages with the local communities in which it works, donating funds and professional expertise to a variety of philanthropic and design industry organisations worldwide.

Ranne Creative Interiors sponsors Cannonball 2000

Date: 08-08-13

Ranne Creative Interiors, the specialist interior design and build company, is sponsoring the Cannonball 2000, a 2,000 mile pan-European driving experience which combines the exhilaration and thrill of a point-to-point driving event with a luxury lifestyle experience.

Taking place from 27 August to 1 September 2013, the estimated 50 Cannonballers will experience the hedonism of Amsterdam, the luxury of Geneva, the jet-set glamour of Cannes, the nightlife of Valencia and two nights in the ultra trendy haunt of the rich and famous Marbella.

The driving route is as exciting as the nightlife along the way. The route meanders through the lowlands of the Netherlands and Belgium, through the iconic Route Napoleon onto the coastal roads of France and Spain with the shimmering Mediterranean Sea accompanying'them all the way to Marbella.

It's the combination of the fun of the rally combined with the hedonistic lifestyle along the route that got us involved with Cannonball this year, said Ranne MD Roy Parrish. I took part in the 2012 rally, and will be competing again this month with my wife Natalia. Parrish will be blogging about his experiences throughout the journey and wheel keep you updated on his progress.

The inaugural event in September 2012 took the Cannonballers on a journey from London to Paris stopping en route in Barcelona, Monte Carlo and Milan.

Ranne is in good company. Other sponsors to the 2013 race include Embassy Mayfair, Rockstar energy drink, Clubbed Out and Barefoot, Euro Cosmopolitan Club for Gentleman, The Business Boys Club and the Mailbox.

→ Read more here: www.cannonball2000.com

Approved contractor status with Norland Managed Services

Date: 24-06-13

Ranne have recently been awarded approved contractor status with Norland Managed Services Ltd.

Norland Managed Services Ltd are a leading provider of hard services led facilities maintenance and support services in the built environment. They have regional offices throughout the UK and Ireland operating across four divisions.

Ranne will partner with them for all office refurbishment and building fabric maintenance at all Digital Realty Trust sites in the UK as part of the approved contractor status. Ranne are working to obtain Safe Contractor accreditation to further develop the new relationship with Norland Managed Services Ltd.

News updates

Date: 24-06-13

We have been contracted by Norland Managed Services Ltd on behalf of Digital Realty Trust to carry out repairs to the roof of their 96,000 sqft data centre in Redhill. Works are to be carried out over a period of 10 days, weather permitting.

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We have just completed a 10 day programme of corridor flooring replacement and wall decoration at Digital Realty Trust in Redhill. Works were completed during normal working hours, on budget and with minimal disruption to Digital Realty’s operations.

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We are currently working on becoming a Safe Contractor accredited contractor, so watch this space!

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Ranne have sponsored the Cannonball 2000 this year. Not only that- MD Roy Parrish will be participating too! Read more here.

Ranne Creative Interiors opens new office in the South West

Date: 30-04-13

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We have opened a new office in Royal Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire to provide design solutions for new and existing clients in Bristol, Swindon, Reading, Oxford and beyond. With our head office in Bishop's Stortford, and an office in London, we now support clients across London, the south-east and the south-west.

Bob Turner, the newest member of the Ranne team, is heading up the south-west division and the new office. Turner, 55, previously managed the south-west division of Harrow Green Design and Build, where he worked with Ranne MD Roy Parrish before Parrish set up Ranne. Turner has extensive experience of construction, office refurbishment, shop fitting and project management.

It's perfect timing for the opening of a new office, says Parrish. Ranne has established itself as a brand that delivers truly innovative design and build solutions for workspaces and offices. Having this new office in Royal Wootton Bassett will enable Ranne to continue to successfully grow the business, expand our reach, and create workspaces that are inspiring, functional, productive, and motivating for new and existing clients in the south-west.

Welcoming Turner to the Ranne team, Parrish continued: Bob has extensive experience of the industry and is great to work with. We worked together for a number of years and he's the best person to drive our business in the south-west. His enthusiasm, knowledge, professionalism and experience are second to none.

I'm very pleased to be joining Ranne at an exciting time of growth for the company, added Turner. 'my priorities are to provide honest'service, deliver excellent design and to ensure that clients are delighted with our service.

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Following the design stage we spent several months analysing bwin.party as a company and observed how they worked, but more importantly, we wanted to see how the face of bwin.party would look going forward as a global brand.

Bwin.party decided on 20,000 sq ft of space at One New Change, which is where the fun and the real work began for us.

In July 2012 we were commissioned fully as their design and build partner, and work started on-site 2 weeks later on a 16 week £3 million project/ construction program.

We are now only 2 weeks away from completion, which is where all the finishes and furniture start coming together!

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Ranne Creative Interiors supports the Almeida Theatre

Date: 11-10-12


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Ranne Creative Interiors, the specialist interior design and build company, is supporting London's Almeida Theatre as part of its corporate social responsibility activities and their love of the theatre.

Ranne is sponsoring a single performance of the current production of King Lear on 1 November and giving a donation towards the forthcoming production of The Serpent's Tooth at Shoreditch Town Hall.

King Lear, Shakespeare's greatest tragedy, is directed by the Almeida's Artistic Director, Michael Attenborough with Jonathan Pryce in the title role in a production that forms part of the World Shakespeare Festival. Meanwhile, The Serpent's Tooth, written by David Watson and produced in association with Talawa Theatre Company, is directed by their Artistic Director Michael Buffong. This potent finale to King Lear explores the events in the lawless decade following Lear's death. The atmospheric promenade production in Shoreditch Town Hall's basement tunnel has been commissioned by Almeida Projects, the Almeida's creative learning programme that each year provides 10,000 opportunities for young people in some of London's most socially diverse boroughs to develop skills through engagement in theatre activity.

Ranne's decision to support the Almeida follows a project Ranne undertook for the theatre which involved refurbishing the company's rehearsal room, offices and Green Room. Ranne was responsible for design, project management, refurbishment, including M&E modifications, decoration and furniture.

Our typical project involves working with corporates so it was an exciting challenge to work with such a different type of organisation, said Roy Parrish, managing director of Ranne. Because we developed such a strong and enjoyable working relationship with the Almeida, we were keen to support their excellent work. It has also been inspirational for some of our staff, who have never been to the theatre, to attend productions.

Ranne, which has achieved both the ISO9001 and ISO14001 accreditations, takes its CSR responsibilities very seriously. In addition to green design and reductions in environmental impacts, the team engages with the local communities in which it works, donating funds and professional expertise to a variety of philanthropic and design industry organisations worldwide.

View the case study here

Bell Language School redevelopment

Date: 7-08-12

Contemporary learning on a revitalised campus


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An office environment is most influenced by its overall design. Depending on the elements chosen for such an environment, a particular design can have a tremendous positive impact on the entire atmosphere. A great design genuinely reflects what the company in question is all about, plus it creates a positive and attractive environment for employees and clients alike.

This is what the design team at Ranne Creative Interiors strive for day-in and day-out, to create innovative interior design and build solutions that work for your organisation. One of our most recent projects involved the prestigious Bell Language Schools Cambridge campus, situated on the grounds of a former manor. Transforming this environment into a modern workspace conducive to contemporary learning required the expertise of our design team who partnered with an architect. We worked with Bell on their multi-million pound redevelopment project, providing the school with bespoke joinery items and loose furniture to complete the look of a contemporary environment for students, faculty and staff to enjoy. The end results of this multi-million pound redevelopment speak for themselves. Our improvements include a spectacularly designed study centre and library with roof terrace and a modern dining area offering a variety of seating arrangements.

Our outdoor modern dining space gives students, faculty and staff the option of enjoying meals out on landscaped gardens. Inside, our team worked to revitalise the classroom environment, creating a contemporary learning environment with flexible furniture capable of countless configurations. We also worked on delivering the same design experience to staff offices and resource rooms throughout the campus. Our efforts to bring about a refreshed look to an older structures interior space paid off tremendously. Ranne Creative Interiors is more than happy to provide the same experience to any company in need of a workplace solution that redefines their image and outlook.

From bespoke fittings to affordable furnishings, we work with our clients to create a solution that delivers exactly what they want in a professional, personable and cost-effective manner.

View the case study here

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