LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Global professional services consultancy Realys has expanded its offering to clients in the UK and Europe with the creation of a design-led construction (DLC) team headed by design director Tim Hardingham.
The recruitment of Tim and his 10 strong team adds cutting edge workplace design to the existing commercial property portfolio management service (PMO) provided by Realys to clients in the UK and Europe since 2013.
Tim, a design graduate with 25 years’ experience in design and architecture practice, designed the newly opened UK and European head office of Realys at 40 Gracechurch Street, London where he and his team are based alongside their 52 colleagues in property portfolio management and 14 in design management.
The creation of the DLC division means clients of Realys in the UK and Europe will benefit from the comprehensive blended service enjoyed by the consultancy’s multi-national clients in Africa and Asia Pacific following its launch in Shanghai in 2005.
The ‘cradle to grave’ offering covers all real estate requirements of a client – consultation, design, fit out, refurbishment and management of its property estate – with a forensic focus on cost savings, time, the highest quality and sustainability.
Key clients being targeted by the DLC team in London include those in sectors such as technology, media and telecoms (TMT), insurance, law and finance.
Tim said: “We disrupt the traditional design & build model by providing a bespoke design-led construction solution for each client with a focus on high-quality delivery. We immerse ourselves deeply in our clients’ business to understand and interpret what they want to achieve.
“We’re willing to challenge their brief to produce the best possible workplace design that addresses their needs and those of their staff, while providing flexibility and sustainability to accommodate change in their sector and maximise the potential of their build.
“As well as our creative offering we share a forensic focus on budget, timescale and the highest possible quality with our colleagues in property portfolio management.”
The arrival of the DLC team to complement that of PMO coincides with Realys launching a new website at www.realysgroup.com to reflect its enhanced offering.