It's not often a dream client knocks on the door, or in these times sends you an email, but this time it was the Football Association. Yes, the FA, as they are commonly known, reached out to Diamond Interior Contracts for help with interior refurbishment of the reception area and a lighting refit. Fantastic news!
As a lifelong fan of football, Steve, the owner of Diamond Interior Contracts was very excited about this contract. He sat down with the FA team and gave them advice and guidance based on four decades of experience during which time he has project managed other large-scale and public facing installations.
Once the terms and a lighting plan were agreed, Diamond Interiors began the process of upgrading the FA reception area, the first point of contact for key clients. Then tackled the lighting in their open plan office. At the heart of the plans was the thought that many of the people crossing that reception area before heading into the offices would have multi-million pound homes with state of the art lighting. Diamond Interior Contracts had to deliver lighting to impress while working to a budget, a deadline and with minimum disruption to the busy FA department. All fairly standard on our commercial fit-out contracts, and mirrored in the residential market.
Steve recommended coloured LED lighting to enhance the look and feel of the areas, bringing it bang up-to-date, and to improve the aesthetic appeal of the offices and reception area which had been looking tired. The team also installed stylish picture lighting in the FA 'Hall of Fame'. It was a real treat to be able to take a look round the Hall of Fame in private. The highlight of the project was bumping into the mild-mannered and humble Gareth Southgate, current England Manager at the FA offices where he was no doubt admiring the new lighting system.