December 17, 2021
Martin Grant Homes
December 17, 2021

Gooch and Housego PLC

SIZE: 60,000 FT2
COST: £780,000

Gooch and Housego PLC

Products used


About the project

Somerset firm Gooch and Housego PLC chose Office fit out and Factory fit out specialist Spaceway to bring their project in on time and to budget.

Gooch and Housego were running out of space fast as a result of continued growth due to the continued success of its new product ranges, meant the three existing buildings they occupied in central Ilminster were no longer able to meet their current requirements and plans for future growth.

The missing link

Having secured the former Clarke Shoes factory site, and establishing a project team, the missing link was an interiors contractor who could provide design and build experience so to turn the project team’s conceptual ideas into a workable project.

Spaceway were among a number of companies that were chosen to tender for the works and were soon selected to join the project team based on their competitive pricing and a willingness to work on designs and space plans prior to the formal contract being put in place.

Once the plans, designs and proposed products were approved, the interior of the 100,000 sq.ft three-storey office block was stripped back to its original structure, lined out and insulated to meet building control requirements and prevent energy wastage via heat gain or loss. The offices were fitted out with stylish glazed partitioning, integral blinds, veneer doors and suspended ceilings.

Finally the offices were decorated and carpets laid using Milliken’s ‘Catalyst’ range. Open plan offices, meeting rooms, kitchens, tea points, a reception and conference areas were all fitted out using a colour scheme chosen by Gooch & Housego from the Spaceway mood board presentations.

The latest high frequency energy efficient lighting was recessed into the suspended ceilings and data cabling, compartment trunking and electrics were fitted throughout the office areas. The fitting of a smart new curved reception desk completed the look.

Mezzanine Floor
Fire Protection
Clean Room Partitions
Glazed Partitions
Fire Lobby
Modular Lighting
Small Power
Pallet Racking
Shelving Systems

All products used

Client comments

‘Spaceway had the rare credentials of being able to undertake both the office and factory fit outs for us. They understood our remit of value for money and the fact that we were looking for a clean, easy to maintain work environment which was comfortable without being ostentatious’, said Peter MacKay, Director of Gooch & Housego ‘Spaceway assisted us from the initial conceptual discussions and design phases through to final commissioning and completion’.

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A J Wells

Another project well done by Spaceway. As before, we're very pleased with everything from concept through to completion.

Redmayne Engineering

We were delighted with the service from Spaceway.

Lydiard Park Academy

Our project was finished on time and to budget in what was a very short timescale, which is a credit to the team at Spaceway!

Mark Rowe

Glenmore Consultants

The office fit out is superbly finished to the highest standards and beyond our expectations.


The project was challenging to say the least with the removal of 280 workstations and fitting of 400 new ones, along with collaboration areas and 400 bespoke lockers over two weekends, but Spaceway managed to complete this along with office refurbishment works on time and to an excellent standard.


Thank you to Spaceway for the improvements that have been made to move Bodywise forward. You've done a very good job and we look forward to working with you again.

Stone Bridge United

We're very impressed with the Spaceway team and the whole project was installed without fault. We are looking forward to working with the team again.

Alan Fisher

Car Link

“I was so happy I did not get bothered throughout the extensive works and that a strict timetable was completed flawlessly. Fantastic experience all round.”

Richard De Crausaz

Cookson Electronics

Spaceway worked with us to create the perfect environment for our staff. The completed project was fantastic and utilised the space to provide  practical, modern and attractive working surroundings.

Greg Bedford


It’s no good having just an empty industrial building you need a concept for space, a design, an infrastructure and someone to build it. Designing something like this from scratch with someone who’s willing to invest in your ideas, Spaceway is your perfect partner.

Nick Aikenhead


"I’m very pleased how they’ve gone through it all and actioned it and they’ve got good depth of resource, good depth of people, and good skilled people who work well and tightly and good communication. So I’m delighted."

Paul Callus

Plastimo UK Limited

We are delighted with the finished product. The space has been turned into an exceptional working environment, which will serve us well for years to come


The project was designed to meet our specific requirements which included fitting in 20 more additional workstations using the existing space. The design works well and has met our expectations fully, we will continue to use Spaceway, they do a good job.
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