UK shop fit-out company, Excite Interiors (Xeyet Limited), have developed a distinctive brand for Sowerbys Estate Agent offices over many years emphasising their market position and commitment to the Norfolk property market. Recent acquisition of a business adjacent to their existing Norwich premises provided new opportunities. Excite Interiors were consulted.
A meeting with the client and a full site and photographic survey identified the need to create a more obvious customer access with walk through from the new to existing premises with a new sales office with greater high street visibility. Emphasis on mirroring the quality within the existing premises was deemed essential.
Excite Interiors produced a full 3D interior and exterior design scheme. Removal of a party wall with steps up from the new to existing premises provided seamless new access. Subsequent full working drawings for the building team and data/power drawings for electricians were provided.
The exterior of the premises were decorated with new signage to promote the brand. Internally existing terracotta flooring was improved and retained to which was added areas of heavy duty carpet.
Wall coverings and decoration were specified as was the lighting scheme, glass effect wall logo and feature lighting. Wire managed walnut desks with full depth modesty panels and traditional yet contemporary seating areas where clients can interact with the property specialists were recommended.
Four high brightness LED digital display screens, powered by software which continuously interrogate the Sowerbys website, provide up to date window property displays. These screens, housed in gold picture frames and mounted on custom made easels, are a true USP of the office.
The design scheme was accepted and order placed for implementation.
The project was completed as scheduled within budget thanks to comprehensive planning, programming, and management of the works.
Max Sowerby gives his view of Excite Interiors project and delivery:
“Since starting Sowerbys back in 1994 we have always striven to do something different and stand out for all the right reasons. I feel it’s so important to have great individual offices creating not only a wonderful environment for our clients but a great place for our teams to work.
Excite Interiors (Xeyet) have been with us from the start so totally understand our ethos and what we are trying to convey. I am pleased to say they have surpassed themselves time after time. The compliments we are getting are fabulous.
A big ‘thank you’ to Jon and Andrew.”