Client Background

Charles Wilson Engineers are a privately owned plant and tool hire business, which has been successfully established for over thirty years. During such time, they have developed a reputation for supplying quality plant equipment and providing the highest levels of customer service which has underpinned their growth. Their business originated in Harpenden back in 1979 and now the impressive spread of their operation covers London and across the South East, South West, the Midlands and the North West of England.


86 High St,
AL5 2SP.

Building Type: Single Storey
Size: 5000 sq ft
Timescale: 4 Months

Project Requirement

Charles Wilson commissioned the rejuvenation of their iconic Harpenden building which in its first iteration served as a petrol station back in the 50’s and 60’s. The requisite was for both a complete interior and exterior uplift with clear instruction not to lose key historical features of the building but to update the look and feel to current day trends and technologies. Interior Options was tasked with not only the designed and build of the workplace scheme but also the external uplift ensuring feature updates did not contravene planning consent legislation. In preparation two months of works were initialised for the safe management and handling of asbestos removal.

Scope of works

  • Planning & Building Regulation Consultation
  • CDM, health and safety duties
  • Interior Design & Space Planning
  • Asbestos Removal
  • Ground Works and Structural Design
  • Bespoke Joinery
  • Full Height Reception Atrium with Industrial Lighting
  • Client Breakout Area
  • State of the Art Board Room
  • Admin & Support Offices (Open and Closed Plan)
  • Doors and Partitioning
  • Faceted Glass Corridors
  • Electrically Operated Switch Glass
  • Energy Saving Inverter Heating & Cooling Technology
  • Floor Coverings (Bespoke Design Theme & Colour)
  • Mechanical and Electrical installation
  • LED Lighting Scheme
  • Full Office Refurbishment
  • Kitchen and Bathrooms
  • Project Management