Based in Barnet, close to the border with Hertfordshire, London fit-out contractors Thames Contracts offer a whole range of services to companies in the area, including space planning, office design and refurbishments in St Albans.
Office refits are needed for several reasons; it may be that your existing space is not being used to its full capacity at present, so a redesign provides a more practical solution. Among the other reasons are rebranding, to create private space within an open plan area (such as managers’ offices and clients’ meeting rooms), to improve the image of your company, reduce noise levels (to increase productivity), and to provide greater flexibility.
If you are based in St Albans or other parts of Hertfordshire or London and considering office refurbishments, Thames Contracts can give you advice and provide an individual service. The first consultation is free.
Spotlight on St Albans
St Albans is both a city and a district, with the main town area within it. In many ways, those who live here have the best of both worlds. It has a wealth of history, with its own distinct character, and offers a slower pace of life; it is also within easy reach of London. In addition, the St Albans district is known as an affluent area, offering a high quality of life.
The district’s population of 58,000 is forecast to rise steadily over next few years. It offers a number of attractions for residents, including strong community ties, Roman heritage, a variety of landmarks, including St Albans Cathedral, and two main museums. In addition to this, St Albans provides fantastic shopping opportunities, lively bars and restaurants. It also offers a wealth of culture centred on the Alban Arena, which hosts year round festivals, live music, shows, exhibitions and cinema screenings. Regular concerts, operas and plays are held in venues throughout the district.
As well as the main city, St Albans district also encompasses a number of attractive, smaller communities such as Harpenden, Radlett, Elstree, Redbourne, Shenley, Sandridge and Wheathampstead. Here, you can find the popular Mid Herts Golf Club where Thames Contracts completely designed and refurbished the club house installing new bar counters, ceilings, lightings, carpets, curtains and furniture.
Education, Skills and Employment
St Albans is known for its good schools, both state and private. It is close to universities, such as the Law School of the University of Hertfordshire, previously in St Albans and now in Hatfield. It has a highly-educated and skilled population, with more than 45% of adults having a degree. The district has a high proportion of managers and professionals, and as a result residents earn more than the UK average.
In addition, St Albans offers excellent transport links by road and rail, including a fast train service which reaches London St Pancras in 20 minutes. If you want to travel further afield, St Albans is just one stop from Luton Airport and it takes 75 minutes to get to Gatwick by train.
This combination of factors makes the area attractive to employers and many larger companies are based here. Among the main employment sectors are research and development companies, the retail industry and offices in the financial and business service sectors. Nearly 90 per cent of the 8,000 employers in the district’s private sector are small business with fewer than 10 employees. Premier Foods, PwC and Deloitte are among the biggest employers.
Whatever the size of your business, if you need a full fitout of your offices in the St Albans area, Thames are the people to contact. We have worked with many organisations in the area and have the right expertise and experience to turn your commercial dream into reality.
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