ES Bankers are a private banking and wealth management operation incorporated in the Dubai International Financial Centre. Due to the Company’s growth plans, their requirement was to complete the fit-out and joinery works for their offices, managing a 2 stage expansion program increasing their capacity from 20 employees to 45 with room for further growth.
As a leading international private bank, the requirement of the client was to create a workspace that offered back office employees the flexibility of an open workspace to promote collaboration, whilst maintaining the facility to offer private meeting space. Due to the confidential nature of the business and their high net worth client base, top quality finishing and high-quality acoustics were of extreme importance. The client also recognized that reuse of existing materials not only promotes the execution of a project that meets sustainability criteria but also delivers cost savings. As a result, a large amount of existing wood paneling, custom-made cabinetry, and marble flooring was refurbished by Summertown delivering a new lease of life to the materials and ensuring the timeless classic interior will last for many years to come.
The project also had a tight timeframe in which the works had to be completed to minimize disruption for the bank. As a result, the work was executed within just 8 weeks for the 300 sq m project.