Commercial Offices

Rider Hunt has extensive experience on both shell, core and fully fitted out office developments including accommodation for lawyers, financial institutions, public bodies and dealers.  

Schemes include new build, refurbishment of existing stock to achieve cost and time savings and to reduce environmental impact and fitting out to fast track programmes both for owner occupation and where space is pre-let prior to commencement of the works.  Achieving tight deadlines on most schemes is crucial whether the development is on a congested city centre site often behind retained facades, between party walls or with tenants in occupation or out of town on a business park.  

Our expertise extends to advising on listed buildings and properties in conservation areas.  The creation of effective and sustainable space to enhance business and staff performance delivered to the market at the optimum time is imperative.  Accommodation must be efficient both in construction and in its subsequent operation, adaptable and flexible to cater for tenants fitting out requirements, able to respond to change and to appeal to a diverse market. 

Building energy efficiency requirements are ever increasing and Rider Hunt will benchmark costs for alternative design solutions to achieve developer requirements.  Analysing the relationship between cost to the developer and value to the end user to enable the user to deliver their business effectively and efficiently is a key driver.

Rider Hunt evaluate design criteria to achieve high BREEAM ratings and were part of the team that secured the first ‘Excellent’ rated office building in the City of London.  Rider Hunt is an active member of The British Council for Offices.

Banks and Building Societies

Projects for banks and building societies provide the project team with the challenge of creating a welcoming retail environment and corporate visual image within the constraints of challenging buildings and the changing needs of security and technology. 

The growth of the telephone and internet banking sector has provided opportunities to transfer knowledge gained in complimentary sectors to the retail banking business. 

The demand for 24 hour call centres for direct marketing and online customer support services continues to grow.  Design should accommodate long term flexibility as e-commerce gathers pace.  Speed of design and construction is paramount. 

Apart from high street banking, Rider Hunt are experienced in dealing room operations and secure warehouse accommodation for ancillary banking facilities. 

Rider Hunt's experience with major high street names and the specialist banking sector assures Clients that we are sensitive to their priorities.