PEQUOD ASSOCIATES LIMITED

Excellence without compromise

The New Headquarters of the UK’s leading Specialist Brickwork Contractor had to be something special!

The canvas was a Grade II Listed Essex barn with adjoing building provideing 8,000 sq ft of open plan office space. The brief: “Do whatever you need to make the project work”.

Reporting directly to Mike Walsh – Managing Director it was clear from the outset that Reigate Barn had to deliver “Excellence without compromise”

Internal Branding – Reception Desk Reigate Barn

Reception Desk Design

Design is not just about a sketch in a pad, Every element of a project should be considered down to the Brick selection and ensuring that the bricks used are the exact shade of blue as the Swift Brickwork logo

Early stages of the build

The build of the reception desk begins using the Technical drawings produced by Swift's BIM Manager taken from the concept visuals provided.

Formation of Logo recess 

The Lintel in place, the logo panel housing is now complete and requires time to dry out before any further courses are added.

Completion of brickwork

Once the lintel course was set all remaining bricks could be laid and finished in preparation for the fitting of the bespoke granite countertop

Setting Granite top

Granite countertop bonded in place using epoxy compound the reception desk is nearly complete and ready for the logo panel

Fitting of Logo panel

Logo panel in place the reception desk is complete and is a great example of the attention of detail Swift Brickwork provides to every client

Internal Branding – Waiting Area, Coffee Table

Bottom Leg sections

The lower section of each of the legs are laid and set into the fabricated steel trays so that the table can be moved in the future if needed

Mid shelf frame install

Once the lower leg sections are in place the mid-shelf was laid into position read for the courses above which would hold it secure

Upper leg sections

The upper leg sections are laid up to the finished level securing the mid-shelf in the process

Upper frame attached

The upper frame is now installed which will hold the 10mm toughened glass top in place once complete

Levels checked

All levels are checked from front to back and side to side to ensure there is no twist in preparation for the installation of the glass

Glass & Acrylic set in place

Both shelf and glass top are set in place ready to display a selection of bricks from iconic projects awarded to Swift over the years

Events – 25th Anniversary Celebrations

Grange Hotel Reception

The lower section of each of the legs are laid and set into the fabricated steel trays so that the table can be moved in the future if needed

4 Storey Lit Display

Once the lower leg sections are in place the mid-shelf was laid into position read for the courses above which would hold it secure

Entrance Loby to the “Sky Bar”

The upper leg sections are laid up to the finished level securing the mid-shelf in the process

“Sky Bar” Terrace area

The upper frame is now installed which will hold the 10mm toughened glass top in place once complete

Table Centre pieces

All levels are checked from front to back and side to side to ensure there is no twist in preparation for the installation of the glass

25th Anniversary Book

Both shelf and glass top are set in place ready to display a selection of bricks from iconic projects awarded to Swift over the years

Events – Ford TH!NK

Ford TH!NK Electric car launch

Way ahead of the curve Ford Motor Company launched its first all-electric car in September 2001. Our role as a relatively new agency was to work alongside Ford's governmental affairs department to arrange and implement the entire event.

With the venue already arrange we had to liaise with 12 of the TH!NK cars sponsors including John Lewis, Sainsbury's, RAC, Future Forests, Paul Smith, Fortnum & Mason and design bespoke vehicle wraps for each car. Once approved each of the twelve cars plus Fords own LOnondon AtoZ car had to be wrapped in time for the launch.

As well as the vehicles themselves 12 free-standing information totems had to be designed and fabricated to showcase the company and its pledge for a greener London inline with the ford motor companies "Think @bout London" initiative.

The event was a resounding success with a number of dignitaries from the UK's largest companies as well as the Lord Mayor of London Ken Livingstone

Launch Day

15 TH!NK cars took pride of place in Trafalgar Square

Golden Jubilee TH!NK Car

Specially designed car to commemorate the Queen's Golden Jubilee