Project details

Location Arab Press House, 184 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7AP
Size 28,500 sq ft CAT B office Space
Duration 9 Months


Workplace Concepts was appointed by HH Saudi Research & Marketing to project manage all aspects of refurbishing the lower ground to fifth floor levels of Arab Press House.

Client objectives

The internal office space and facilities had not been touched for some 15 years, so the Client’s key objective was to refurbish the space and bring their headquarters office into the twenty first century, whilst they remained in occupation.

Their headquarters office is responsible for publishing daily newspapers across the Middle East so the option of losing any business continuity was not an option.

What we did

All seven floors were stripped back to shell & core and completely refurbished to a very high standard, with a number of specialist finishes. Confidentiality is a priority for the Client so all cellular offices and meeting rooms were constructed to provide a high level of acoustic privacy.

These works included all new building services and voice & data systems to serve the functionality of each area.

The space was redesigned to provide a mixture of open plan, cellular offices, meeting rooms, boardroom, receptions, staff breakout area, prayer room and computer room.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Workplace Concepts for the professional way in which all aspects of the project have been managed. There can be no doubt that HH Saudi Research & Marketing has received both financial and non financial benefits by employing your services
Adel El Lithy - HH Saudi Research & Marketing (UK) Limited