Showcase were successful in being awarded the furniture contract by the Estates Project Team at LSE as part of their ongoing Teaching & Learning Spaces renovations project on Campus.
Having been successful in being awarded the contract, Showcase were the lead furniture consultants, acting as a key liaison between client, architects and builders to ensure specification and programme was on point.
Two teaching rooms had being identified by the client as being in need of refurbishment and the scope of works was to create a 36 person study space and a 25 person study space. The furniture we utilised was specialist IT desking manufactured by our supply chain partner Zioxi. This allowed us to integrate the IT within the desks and included both fixed and height adjustable solutions as part of rows of bench configurations. We organised a site visit with Project Manager, IT Lead and the Manufacturer to ensure space planning was accurate and that the IT would interface with the furniture, including cable management, IT housing and accessibility for DDA.
Some minor adjustments were made to the plans following the site visit, to ensure that everything was in place prior to order placement. Showcase were also asked to supply new office chairs for the smaller space which were Orangebox Seren Task Chairs with black frames and upholstered seat and back in three colours. LSE re-used existing task chairs for the larger space in line with their policy to re-use or recycle furniture wherever possible.
Showcase co-ordinated the manufacture of the furniture and arranged the delivery and installation of the same working with the client, their appointed AV installers and their builders to ensure a smooth and trouble free process on site. Throughout the agreed project timeline we ensured that progress meetings took place with client and architect so that the project was completed on time, on budget and with no issues.
Once completed we met with the client and builders for project sign off and handover shortly after installation and were very pleased to have been involved in such a successful project.
Showcase Interiors have supplied furniture for two computer teaching rooms refurbished as part of the School’s Teaching and Learning Improvement Programme – Phase 5.
Furniture was provided to exact specification issued by LSE’s appointed architect. The Showcase Team have been very helpful from the start of the project through to completion and both Fraser & James have kept us informed about progress and all key design decision deadlines enabling us to achieve the specified LSE timescales for delivery. The project required a degree of design coordination between the supplier’s design team and the client architect in order to achieve correct setting out on site. This was done to a high standard and was one of the key success factors.
Showcase Interiors have met the delivery and installation deadlines, which were extremely important as any delays would have been highly disruptive to the School’s teaching activities. The furniture is of excellent quality and represents great value for money.
It has been a pleasure to work with Showcase Interiors on this project.
Project Manager, LSE