04 July 2017
Motorcycle manufacturer KTM’s fit out of offices at its new UK headquarters at Silverstone Park has won a significant industry media award.
FIS (finishes and interiors sector) magazine voted the work, carried out by interior design company DSP (Interiors) Ltd, as the best turnkey fit out in the UK costing under £1 million.
Judges termed the project to transform two commercial units an “excellent installation” and awarded it their Gold Star.
FIS summed up in its article: “The project involved the creation of high-end dealership presentation facilities, shop front displays, training area, mechanics workshops, offices, toilets, amenities and storage facilities.
“A large mezzanine floor was installed and bespoke joinery included floating ceilings, feature walls, Corian hospitality units and a full-height storage wall.
“Energy efficient lighting, lighting rafts, air condition with heat recovery ventilation and workshop exhaust extraction was fitted throughout.”
Also according to the article judges were impressed by ‘the high degree of client collaboration delivered to a commendable standard against a very tight programme’.
KTM, Europe’s biggest motorcycle manufacturer, re-located its UK HQ to Silverstone Park in June 2016. Its premises are also home to its sister bike brand Husqvarna’s UK HQ.
DSP Director Andy Priestley commented: “The building size and height permitted a great deal of design flexibility and, coupled with the landlord’s openness to accommodate change, this was key to completing the client’s wish list.
“We were delighted to have been awarded Gold for this prestigious project which I feel is fantastic recognition for the whole team.”
And added KTM UK Managing Director Matt Walker: “KTM UK’s demands of the new building were high, but DSP Interior’s execution and MEPC’s liaison meant that we moved into an inspiring space.
“Having spent just over a year in the building, we know that it works well for us – but it’s good to know that the judges think that it’s worthy of this award, too.”