K2 completes phase 2 of ColArt office fit-out

11th August 2016

K2 have project managed the transformation of this exacting fit-out of an existing industrial unit in West London into a high specification headquarters building.
The client, art materials company, ColArt International Holding Ltd, specialises in meeting the creative colouring needs of artists, children and crafters and consequently much importance has been given to satisfying their requirements for specific attention to detail.
The purpose-built accommodation comprising of 25,000 sq. ft. was transformed into a multi-use space that was more than just an office.
K2 provided Project Management, Cost Management, Management Consultancy, Project Planning and Design co-ordination services.
ColArt now has an art gallery, hospitality area, product shelving area, open office space, an archive room storing precious artwork and a state of the art pod providing housing for office equipment, water station and wardrobe. It also has a research laboratory which is used for the development of new pigments and manufacturing technology and consequently new innovative products.
The office has a number of conference rooms which accommodate meetings of various sizes. Because of the artistic nature of the company, there are many ‘artsy’ elements throughout the office like wall graphics, colourful accents, and of course an art gallery that displays work from local artists.
Jane Beeston, Group HR Director at ColArt International Holdings LTD said: 

“This is the second project that K2 have managed on our behalf.  They have acted as the design guardian to maintain the overall strategic intent of our brand, provided commercial intelligence to ensure the best value without compromising on quality and delivered the project from concept to a timely completion.  The new environment meets the creative colouring needs of artists, children and crafters and provides invaluable space for our growing business.  K2 are extremely professional and provided the care and expertise that we needed to ensure smooth and successful delivery of this important project.”     

Bally Kalsi, Project Manager for K2 said:

“We are thrilled to have been a part of creating such an exciting project in the development of ColArt Headquarters.  Not only have we helped to create an environment that meets the creative colour needs of artists, children and crafters, but the project has helped establish our credibility in delivering high specification in the commercial refurbishment and fit-out sector. We aim to always focus on a professional high quality completion and are able to manage numerous stakeholders involved.”

About K2 :

K2 is a leading construction consultancy providing project management, cost advice and project planning in the Real Estate and Infrastructure sectors, including residential, health and commercial property, to owners and business occupiers.  In September 2014, K2 Consultancy merged their Quantity Surveying activities with Rider Hunt (London) to form a new specialist cost management business K2 Rider Hunt (London) based in Farringdon. Offices are in Gatwick and London.