Successful refurb and restack for global investment bank

Cluttons were instructed by a global investment bank in the City of London as project and cost managers to deliver the restack of their HQ and the refurbishment of the management floor.


As project and cost managers we oversaw the creation of a new 20,000 sq ft management suite including new cellular offices for the CEO, 10 main board members, 15 directors and their support staff. The suite included a new main board room with the latest AV technology.

In addition the restack involved moving circa 3000 staff over seven floors of the HQ building in multiple interlinked phases, works included partition and associated services relocation, work station and trading desk moves.

How we helped

The project posed many challenges, as all works were undertaken in a fully operational HQ which included the main trading floor and management suite. Cluttons have worked closely with departmental representatives, design team and internal teams to coordinate all works are delivery without loss of business continuity.

  • Works to the new management suite were undertaken in five phases and involved a high level of communication with the client in order to ensure the brief was correctly understood, works were delivered in agreed phases to ensure minimum impact to the users and minimum post occupation defects.
  • The project involved procurement of all new furniture, all new IT and AV hardware and management of their relocation.
  • Successful completion of the projects required detailed phasing and programme coordination, continued communication with multiple departments, a detailed brief capture with senior management and flexibility in working and programmes to adapt to business change.