Liz Earle Beauty
December 13, 2021
Glenmore Consultants
December 13, 2021


SIZE: 100,000 FT2
COST: £322,000


Products used


About the project

Specsavers are the leading brand for eye wear in the UK and one of the fastest growing in Europe. Expansion and reorganisation of their property portfolio meant that their use of their current office space needed a complete re think to accommodate the changes that were planned as part of their strategic business plans for the future.


Over 250 specialist IT and project Management staff were based at the Forum 6 Business Park in Whiteley, Fareham, Hampshire. The staff were spread over three floors of high specification offices albeit the office interior design and layout no longer suited the needs of the business as changes planned now required its head count to nearly double from 250 to 400 desk locations. This alongside an ever increasing demand for meeting and training room facilities meant that something radical was required to provide a solution to the space problems that were looming.

Creating a more agile working office space had formed part of the projects teams initial discussions and a deadline needed to be met. Specsavers facilities and projects team worked on a design that would provide a more agile workspace with the additional collaborative workspaces that were required to reduce demand on meeting room space. It would mean that a complete change in the way in which the office teams and individuals would work and how they would orchestrate meetings.

An agile workspace

The tender

Specsavers had worked successfully in the past with Spaceway for both industrial and factory fit out projects but only occasionally for a few smaller office interiors projects. So when Specsavers started the process of finding the ideal partner to work with Spaceway were recommended for the initial interviews. It was during this process that Spaceway involved their in house design and project management team who had recently previously carried out a similar agile workspace design and build for another of their clients.

After further interviews Spaceway reached the short list of candidates and provided a full presentation illustrating proposed designs, layouts plans and colour schemes. Specsavers worked closely with the Spaceway projects team to develop these initial concepts and finally agreed a budget and timescale. Once this development stage was completed Spaceway were then appointed as main contractor for the full design and build of the office interior project.

The Spaceway projects team devised a full works programme that involved evenings and weekend work working over three phases in different parts of the building so to provide the minimum of disruption to the day to day business activities of Specsavers. The logistics of the project were staggering as over 250 desks and accessories had to be removed and then 400 new workstations, partitions, doors, electrics and lockers were installed in two long weekends.

Delivering the project

Included in the project

Bench Desk System
Collaboration Desks
Soft Seating
Mesh Seating
Meeting Rooms
Glazed Partitioning
Floor coverings
Bench Top
Electrics Screens
Large Wall Graphics
Personnel Lockers

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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

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.


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.

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."

Redmayne Engineering

We were delighted with the service from Spaceway.

A J Wells

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

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.”

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.


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.

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.

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.


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.
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