KPMG South Coast Office Fit Out

Following a competitive tender process, we were appointed to undertake the fit out of KPMG’s new south coast office at Gateway House in Southampton. This expansion and rehousing would see more than 100 audit tax and advisory professionals relocate.

Having completed the successful fit out of KPMG’s offices in Cardiff Bay we had already developed an understanding of their brand and culture. The key project objectives were to deliver a high-quality space to serve the needs of in-house staff and create impressive meeting facilities for their clients, which ranged from family-owned and private equity businesses to FTSE 250 companies.

The project’s scope encompassed the design and fitting out of the open plan office space, client meeting rooms, video conferencing facilities, a bespoke catering facility for large client functions and staff breakout areas.

With a high specification M&E system upgrade, incorporating a heavy-duty AHU to serve both the catering and comms areas to take into account, this was always going to be a complex project.



Innovative and inspiring

To create innovative and inspiring spaces, various types of flooring were used, as well as bespoke finishes for separate themed areas, reflecting the diversity of the South Coast region. These included an aviation area with LED floor lights that resembled a runway, a beach area with deck chairs and retro-style wall mounted lights, and a forest area with grass floor tiles and a tree-lined wall of digitally printed wallpaper.


Project Duration: 26 weeks
Contract Value: £2.2M
Floor Area: 1,020 m2

Paramount’s previous experience working with KPMG was a factor in their selection for the delivery of the new South Coast office and client Enterprise suite. Despite some project challenges, we are very pleased with the result and the high quality of fit out. Six months on, we continue to receive positive feedback about our office from our people and visitors.

Will Smith, Senior Partner - KPMG South Coast

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