Devere House Refurbishment

Client: West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce

Rance Booth Smith were appointed by West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce to carry out the refurbishment of the entrance, reception and 4th and 5th floors of Grade II* listed Devere House in Little Germany, Bradford to create flexible high-quality serviced offices.

The brief was to design a combination of office accommodation including break out areas and shared meeting rooms to cater for new start-up businesses who require flexible office space.

The existing 4th and 5th floors were disused spaces that had deteriorated over the years, the existing toilets were in disrepair and in need of a full strip out and refurbishment.  The 5th floor is within the roof space and only had three windows, exposed steel trusses and had suffered from a fire a number of years ago.

The existing reception area and staircase were remodelled to allow more space and form a seating area.  The design also included a new curved reception desk, feature lighting and slimline fully glazed automated entrance door and signage, along with lift refurbishment and staircase refresh.

The result is corporate, modern, high quality office spaces which have been well received by everyone.

The project was part funded by ERDF and has achieved BREEAM very good.