Global Investment Bank Nomura International

Project Description

Global Investment Bank Nomura International- Furniture Modernisation in their flagship London office during 2021.

Length of relationship: Since 2010 for Showcase Interiors.

Around 660 new sit stand desks, RFID Lockers meeting & café tables & chairs and accessories.
6 Floors,3 phases – From May to November,2021.

Worked under Nomura FM & project lead directly & in conjunction with main contractor MES & IT/AV teams.

Services Provided

It was a combination of consolidated loose furniture via a local warehouse in Essex. As well as phased direct deliveries, such as bulk KI Height adjustable sit stand desking, RFID locker units as well as various meeting tables, collaboration & loose soft seating & booths/pods & Planters.

Suppliers: 18


  • Phased deliveries up to 17t(but mainly 7.5t) max size and average of 3 deliveries per day.
  • 1 x dedicated on site Project Manager, liasing with CST in Ongar.
  • 1 x dedicated on site Supervisor.
  • We had on average 6-8 operatives each day-porters & fitters.
  • For continuity these operatives remained the same as possible.

Challenges Overcome

18 suppliers were used in all to programme to the main contractor and client schedules and there was an element of cross over with the loose & collaboration furniture phasings, due to lead time challenges. These have increased with the added supply chain transport and component parts delays. Also a lot of careful co-ordination as Frem fitted the Gantner supplied locks to the RFID lockers and then Gantner programmed and commissioned them alongside the local Nomura AV/IT teams.

Other challenges included the extra H&S due to Covid-19 with daily temperature checks, lateral flow tests, mandatory face masks until recently.

Strict permit system via NG Bailey and daily bookings of operatives names to security as well as a restricted and busy loading bay.

Also once end users returned to the office during 2021 a combination of in and out of hours working.