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I would happily recommend COEL. They were professional, lovely to work with and our office was refurbished to a very high standard. We are delighted with the results. Sophie Appleby, ideaSpace
COEL was chosen to be the contractor on 327/329 Cambridge Science Park due to their proven ability to be responsive and attentive to detail. Their team consistently looks to deliver and overcome any potential obstacles with well-conceived and considered solutions. As a result of the high-spec work that they provided, the client has trusted COEL with a second phase of works in order to replicate these successes. Jonathan Wright, Partner, Bidwells
Great experience working with COEL. I have moved, remodelled, and built other GMP labs and facilities before and this is by far the best communication and management of a project I have experienced. COEL was able to deliver all within our required timelines. Great job team. The responsiveness and willingness to collaborate and work with us when changes to the agenda occurred was just phenomenal. We really appreciated the flexibility. I would definitely recommend them and use their expertise in the future. Fernando Ivan Zurita, Vice President, Biomanufacturing & UK Site Operations at Sherlock Biosciences
We could not be happier with the space that COEL has delivered to us. Throughout the project, they communicated and kept us informed of what was happening. We were reassured from the start that COEL could help us with so many aspects of our move and the completed space has far exceeded our expectations. We are delighted with our new office; it is being used and enjoyed exactly as we had hoped. We would highly recommend COEL as a trusted partner to work with.” Keily Higgins, Regional Office Manager, EMEA at Altium UK Limited
We are happy to have worked with COEL on this project, it was lovely to partner with a contractor who understood our design intent and strategy, so that we could realise the best solution for our client. Trifle* John Hodges, Dakota
I have worked with COEL and CPMS previously and they have never failed to do an excellent job and meet my expectations. On this occasion they surpassed what I was hoping for. Their focus on understanding and achieving the brief is brilliant and they continue to astound me with their initiative and ability to excel. Susanne Skibsted, Global Workplace Manager, Cambridge Jazz Pharmaceuticals
“We have been delighted with the Coel service from start to finish. Especially the quality of the workmanship on site has been fantastic. We now have a space that is great to be in so that the team are really engaged in coming back to the office. This certainly took the pain out of managing the renovation away from me and the team.” Nick Green, Managing Director/Owner at Teemo Designs Ltd
"Henry Riley has worked with COEL for a number of years for our mutual client, The Cambridge Building Society, on their building society refurbishment programme. The service provided by COEL is a testament to their continued growth, and they have demonstrated the ability to work on complex projects across the region. COEL’s approach to overcoming issues helps to foster a teamworking spirit and a partnering approach to projects." Jonah Balmford, Senior Project Manager, Henry Riley LLP
"A highly professional and friendly team of experts, willing to help and guide at every step of the way. Making the design process as stress-free as possible.. If you're thinking of redesigning your facility or office, I highly recommend COEL." Leah Chapman, Office Manager, Vine FX
“COEL helped to deliver a great new space for our Cambridge office. The team were responsive, came up with innovative ideas addressing complex issues and delivered a scheme to a very high standard.” Vice President, Development at BioMed Realty
“My decision to appoint COEL has proven to be both invaluable and cost effective. . The works completed are to an extremely high level of quality and match exactly what we as the client wanted. Their can do attitude, focus on detail and professional services has ensured that our new office / workshop has positioned our company to continue our own growth programme. A first class company who provide a first class and reliable service from day 1 through to completion.“ Phil Smailes, Managing Director, I-MEX (M&E) Ltd
“It has been a very exciting time here at Murray Edwards College, with the acquisition of a new building, as well as having a new President in post.

This has required the estates team to undertake an extensive program of refurbishment works during the summer.
To ensure we could achieve all of our goals on numerous fronts, we engaged the services of COEL to carry out many specialist tasks that we either, didn’t have the skill sets or the capacity to complete.

The COEL team all worked tirelessly and professionally throughout the projects; it was truly a real team effort.
This type of praise isn’t something l band about without good cause, it also is not just my thoughts, we have received great feedback from the senior team here at the college including the new President, who in her words was “totally overwhelmed” by the standard we achieved in such a short time.” Michael Turner, Head of Estates at Murray Edwards College.
Ely City Golf Club was really pleased with the work that the COEL team did on our bar and entrance area. At times they had difficult constraints to work with but, they always found a solution which enabled us to open up the much-awaited stunning new bar area and welcome back our eager members to enjoy the fantastic new recreational facilities and relax after a game of golf Anthony Roberts, Club Manager at Ely City Golf Club
The team at Biofidelity are delighted with the work that COEL recently provided for us. The finished fit out and design exceeded our expectations and has provided us with a fantastic space which supports our research requirements and provides us with communal areas and meeting rooms for us to get together as a team Dr Barnaby Balmforth, CEO and co-founder of Biofidelity
Working with COEL, we’ve delivered a new home that can support our team and agency growth for several years to come. They matched our vision for the space with a design that has attention to detail and visual appeal, so our physical space now reflects the sophistication of Crafted and our services Ian Miller, CEO, Crafted
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with the Coel team on the Gemini House project. They’ve always been incredibly helpful, hardworking, professional and feedback from my NHS colleagues working on the project has been very positive. Sarah Learney, Programme Director at Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG
The conceptual design that COEL created for Wyboston Lakes has revolutionised the interior layout. Their ingenuity in space planning, choice of colours, textiles and furniture was spot on and led the way to creating an outstanding interior design Louisa Watson, Director of Marketing at Wyboston Lakes Resort
COEL is a thoroughly professional organisation and one which we intend to continue to work with for ongoing maintenance moving forward Managing Director at Grifols, Cambridge Research Park
Having previously worked with COEL we were not surprised to find that their quality purposeful designs, their thorough and effective project management, their thoughtful and careful building craftsmanship and their impressive dutiful aftercare put them right at the top of the league when it comes to workplace design and build organisations. I could not recommend them highly enough.
We also used COEL's sister company CMS Cambridge Limited to manage our office move and found that they worked seamlessly with COEL to ensure a smooth and successful transfer from one site to another. The CMS team worked tirelessly until everything was as it should be.
Joe Eyles, European Finance Director - Harvard Bioscience
We have been delighted with the work that COEL have done at St Faith's, and against some particularly challenging circumstances. On time, on budget and exceeding our quality and general expectations. We regularly marvel at the transformation of the spaces that COEL have worked on and would not hesitate to recommend them Richard Brent, St Faiths School, Cambridge.
Astrea Bioseparations Ltd employed Coel to undertake (design and build) a 6-8 week lab expansion project at our R&D facility based in Cambridge during 2020. We were looking for a cost effective, reliable, locally based company to expand our existing laboratory, offering much needed additional work space to support our growing company, whilst looking seamless and matching our existing décor and furniture.

Coel met all our requirements and managed to complete the project on time and budget under very difficult circumstances due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. Coel provided an extensive Covid-Secure sets of RAMS to support our own existing Covid-Secure policies on-site to protect everyone involved and all their contractors followed the guidelines effectively providing us great reassurance and support.

Overall, we found all the Coel employees from sales, to project/site management, right through to all the different contractors were always extremely friendly and provided an excellent quality of service and workmanship. It has been a pleasure to undertake this project with Coel and we will without hesitation use them again for any future building projects, large or small, and we have also utilized their separate maintenance crew for ongoing day to day site support across the site (i.e. roof repairs, electrical and plumbing work) which has been invaluable to maintain our property. Astrea Bioseparations
With a great concept design from Loci Interiors already in place we partnered with COEL to put the plans into action. The creative team gave excellent service from the initial meeting through to the delivery of the completed office layout; the process was both streamlined and efficient. The IQ Capital team now have a workplace which meets all of our needs and endorses our brand Heidi Williams, Events and Office Manager at IQ Capital
COEL’s in-house skill set and experience in agile working environments provided us with the comfort that the changes implemented were in line with our strategies and company goals. I was impressed with the level of commitment from the whole COEL team in delivering the project on time and on budget, despite the majority of the project programme falling in the middle of the Covid-19 lock down. Our staff love their new office space and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend COEL. Dee Willmott, Chief People and Transformation Officer for Archant
We asked COEL to think outside the box of a traditional beauty salon, to create a space that would WOW clients just as much as the exceptional service and treatments for which we are known. We wanted to get people talking and the finished product has certainly achieved that! COEL’s designers Katie and Megan, took the time to understand our wish list for design and technical requirements and we were blown away by how accurately they had captured this in the initial concept design. Throughout the whole project, nothing was too much trouble for the team - there was always someone at the end of the phone to willingly assist at every stage in the project. The finished salon has exceeded all expectations and has created a whirlwind of interest in the local area. We wouldn’t hesitate in recommending COEL to anyone who is looking for a professional, creative and friendly team to manage their project to the very highest standards. We will definitely be using COEL for Richmond House Beauty No.2! Amy Matthews, Richmond House Beauty
I would happily recommend the COEL team who throughout the duration of our project have shown the right positive attitude towards keeping to budget, programme and quality and became a very trusted partner on the project by the end. Many thanks to everyone from COEL and CMS who has been involved from everyone at Bidwells Cambridge… Thank you we love our new office Partner, Bidwells
COEL helped us design and reconfigure our large office, providing us with a light and spacious working area and a luxurious break-out space that it is the envy of all our visitors Dr Rebecca Simmons, VP Operations & People
COEL customer service and design flair was exceptional. Their approach to design and installation made the process simple and straightforward. We are delighted with the finished floor Chris White, Wrenbridge
I have had so many compliments from members of Oval to pass back to you all. Please pass my thanks to everyone involved, in particular, for their knowledge, resourcefulness, creativity and measured approach. The design team deserve a medal for sticking with us throughout all the changes! Nikki Hodge, Facilities Project Manager
It was a pleasure to work with you and very much look forward to working with you again in the future Stobbs
COEL are a great company to work with. Their approach is pragmatic and collaborative, working closely with the client throughout to inform on progress and offer clear practical advice when problems and challenges arose. The onsite team were very well led by an experienced project manager and excellent site manager. Our project demanded extremely tight deadlines which were delivered to time, specification and budget Greg Hayden, Group Information Services Director
Having worked with COEL for a number of years, we were aware of their service offering and approached them to design and refurbish our Cambridge offices Jagex
The whole fit-out looks really great, so thank you to you and the team for all of your help and support with this. The team on site in particular have been an absolute joy to work with and have made what could be a very stressful time actually go very smoothly! Director, Ubisense
We liked the collaborative approach that COEL adopts and would have no problem about working with you again. The changes that were introduced during the construction phase were dealt with proactively and the final standard of finish is very good. It was a pleasure to work with COEL and I would certainly have no hesitation to recommending you for future fit-out contracts Director, Apex Project Consultants
As this was an existing working environment, the project involved relocating all employees into temporary accommodation on the Bespak site whilst refurbishment works were carried out. Bespak
We felt COEL really did understand our brief and what we were trying to achieve. Their project team were outstanding with excellent communication from the outset Kidney Research UK
COEL were a great partner to work with. They delivered a challenging project on time, to a very high standard and it was very well coordinated from start to finish. The team we worked with ensured that we received the appropriate attention, from the right person throughout the life of the project Customer Experience Manager, Cambridge Building Society
The team should be commended for their commitment to the project and for working to ensure complete customer satisfaction in all aspects of the job VP Operations, Owlstone Medical
It always felt like a relationship, where COEL had the same high expectations and goals as us. We would certainly work with COEL again in future projects, and I would recommend anyone wanting an on time, well managed project, with a high quality finish to consider COEL. Anglia Ruskin University
We met Tom on Friday, re garden lights for us, and he's just great! I've never 'met' a company before where everyone we deal with is so lovely and efficient! A big thank you to all of you Landlord at 5 Milford St, Cambridge

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