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Fit-out in Focus – Hear from our experts

Join us for the next CFCI meeting on Monday 11th March 

We are pleased to share that we will be presenting some of our more recent fit-out projects at the next Cambridge Forum for the Construction Industry (CFCI) meeting, being held at the Gillespie Centre, Clare College, Cambridge on Monday 11th March (6-8 pm). 

As one of the region’s leading interior design and fit-out specialists, offering a full turnkey solution for our clients, we will share our experience in delivering two impressive workplace design projects; 

  • A new office fit-out for the prestigious law firm, Mishcon de Reya
  • A specialist lab and office fit-out, repurposing a disused warehouse space to create future-proof labs for Sherlock Biosciences. 

With a focus on adaptability, employee wellbeing and sustainability, our presenters will take the CFCI audience through how our project teams deliver spaces that increase productivity, as well as promote happier, healthier work lives.    

Fit-out projects are rarely completed without experiencing some challenges, and whilst we celebrate the stunning workplaces achieved in these projects, we’ll also present openly on how we navigated unexpected challenges including change of use.  

Meet our presenters

Katie Oldknow, Head of Design
With more than 20 years’ experience in commercial interior design, Katie provides expert leadership and guidance, as well as assuming ultimate responsibility for the successful delivery of high-quality design projects. 

Gemma Noakes, Interior Designer 
Gemma has worked for COEL for six years. In that time, her skills in space planning and interior design have garnered recognition for her bold take on contemporary design, both in office and life science projects. 

katie and gemma

“It’s a privilege to be selected by CFCI to share our experience of some of our recent office and lab fit-out projects. From delivering adaptable spaces to cater to the needs of discerning clients, as well as hybrid workers, to repurposing disused commercial space to create in-demand lab space – attendees will learn how we overcome challenges to deliver complex fit-out projects.

Our team has attended several CFCI events in the past and they always draw a diverse audience across the construction sector. We expect this event to be an excellent opportunity for networking, as well as learning a little more about the role of interior design in the built environment.”
Sarah Butler, BD & Marketing Director

Attracting a specialist audience, CFCI events aim to advance education, learning and understanding of the built environment through promoting and supporting high standards in planning, design, architecture and fit-out. 

If you’ve not attended a CFCI event before, you can attend this event whether you are a member or not. For more information on the event and to book your place: 

Book your tickets here 

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