We were delighted to be selected by UK general insurer, Covea UK, to create a brand new and inspiring workplace in their offices located in Manchester’s Lexicon building.

With a rich 50-year history, Covea UK is a leading UK general insurer that owns Swinton Insurance, which has approximately 1.2 million policy holders on its books. It is owned by French parent company Covea Group, which is number one for property and liability insurance and has a total of 11 million policy holders.

We were briefed to provide a modern and inviting office with clear and bright Covea UK branding to reinforce the company values for staff and visitors. One of the biggest challenges was to ensure the operation was carried out with minimal disturbance as the building had other tenants.


It was also important to the Covea team that the new design provided long-term value in terms of staff productivity as well as offering the company the opportunity to add more staff into the space as the business grows.

Covea UK wanted to create an informal space for their staff to use for quick meetings or as a way to work away from their desk when they pleased.

They welcomed the idea of a breakout area and liked the idea of putting the power into their employees’ hands by giving them the ability to control their own work environment.

Our team paid particularly close attention when it came to installing the eye-catching glass feature wall that was illuminated with LEDs and the Covea UK logo. This major project involved fitting partition walls to form office space, fitting a new shower area, as well as installing state-of-the-art kitchen and conference facilities.

We worked around the clock to ensure the project was delivered on time and to budget and, as a result, were selected to carry out follow up work for Covea UK that included signage requirements, storage, lighting and extra partitioning.

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