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A five-floor fit out at Kier’s Manchester office image

A five-floor fit out at Kier’s Manchester office

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The Kier Group is a leading property, residential, construction and services group which operate across numerous sectors including defence, education, housing, industrials, power, transport and utilities. The company has an extensive network of regional offices across the UK from Aberdeen to Cornwall and works with both public and private sector clients.

After developing a good working relationship with international contractor Ardmac during the fit-out of our own new Manchester Showroom in Bruntwood’s flagship Neo building, they invited us to supply a furniture solution within a strict budget for their project with Kier.

The scheme included a reception area, meeting suites, hot desk areas, open plan and informal meeting spaces as well as breakout areas across five floors of their office in Fountain Street, Manchester.

  • Sectors: Construction
  • Project Type: Refurbishment
  • Project Value: £130k
  • Project Date: May 2017
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Tracy Johnson
Programme Design Co-ordinator

“We were delighted with the service The Penketh Group provided. The team provided a friendly, professional and seamless installation with excellent after care. We wouldn’t hesitate in using them again.”

Our team was also asked to manage the furniture installation and to work alongside Ardmac on site.

Our project included supplying the following furniture:

  •  Flexible, modular Link soft seating with powder coated steel legs from sixteen3 for Kier’s reception area. This is a clever system where individual elements can be used alone or combined to create complete seating landscapes of curved or straight units.
  • Stylish and comfortable sixteen3 Blake soft seating – a perfect chair for a boardroom, breakout spaces or, in this case, informal meeting spaces.
  • Arny Lite from sixteen3, a compact soft seating solution which can be used in the tightest of spaces. With its options of three backrest heights, armrest cushion and writing tablet version, it is a flexible sofa for the workplace. Kier are using it in their informal meeting spaces.
  • The practical and durable X-Range bench desk system from British furniture manufacturer Sven Christiansen for Kier’s open plan areas.
  • Flexible, functional and highly engineered Boss Design Deploy flip-top tables for Kier’s meeting suites.


John Prendergast,
Regional Director of Ardmac

“The Penketh Group delivered an extremely polished and professional install from start to finish. At every level of the project, from the pre-construction stage to the design and delivery, the team were friendly, helpful, flexible and well resourced. Our client was also delighted with the quality of their products.”

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