Intex appointed by car manufacturing giant
2016 has got off to a flying start for Intex Projects, who have been awarded a major project for car manufacturing giant Toyota. The Japanese car firm is investing £100 million in their Burnaston manufacturing plant in Derby, creating 1,500 extra jobs.
Intex Projects have been appointed to design, fit out and build a new training academy for the Toyota/Lexus brand at Burnaston, bringing in One Creative Environments to assist with the design and specifications of this £1.7 million project.
The result will be a world-class training academy which incorporates workshops, training rooms, break out and bistro areas, and driving showrooms. The project, which started last month, is due to be completed in early summer.
Intex Projects win repeat business in London
General Motors is rolling out a total refresh programme of all Vauxhall showrooms across the UK. Following the success of the refurbishment of showrooms for WJ King in Bromley and Woolwich, Intex have recently completed WJ King’s Dartford showroom.
Angel Gate is a well-known modern, gated courtyard development in Islington offering a mix of self-contained office/studio units and individual floors.
Originally developed in the early 1990’s, it is undergoing complete refurbishment and, working for Picton in conjunction with CS2, Intex have carried out the refurbishment of no fewer than 8 of the units within the development.
Milton Keynes success for Intex
Intex Projects have been awarded a £1 million refurbishment project for IM Properties, owned by Lord Edmiston and one of the UK’s largest privately owned property groups, with an investment and development portfolio of circa £900 million across the UK, Europe and the USA.
249 Silbury Boulevard in Central Milton Keynes is undergoing a comprehensive grade ‘A’ refurbishment. Working in conjunction with Penmon Associates, Intex are currently on site at carrying out the refurbishment to the ground and first floors.
Working with Savills, we are also carrying out the refurbishment of 252 Bouverie Square, another prime office building in central Milton Keynes comprising 22,229 sq. ft. The project includes an impressive double-height glazed reception, superbly conceived floor plates and a central atrium delivering natural light throughout.
Intex appointed by market leader Alpro
Alpro is the leading pioneer in plant-based food and is the European market leader in soya-based food products. The company will be relocating its UK Headquarters from their current base at Birmingham Business Park to Trinity Park in Solihull.
Intex Projects were appointed for the fit out project after out-shining the competition and achieving high scores across all of Alpro’s selection criteria.
The eco-friendly and inspirational scheme reflects Alpro’s vision for a planet-friendly and sustainable environment, and includes a moss wall and silver birch tree screening. The eco-friendly offices will also be high spec and contemporary and will include a business lounge and a demonstration kitchen.
Intex’s success in Birmingham continues!
Intex Projects is working in conjunction with Trebor Developments to install new furniture, bespoke joinery and specialist fittings at Assay Office’s new offices on Moreton Street in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter.
The Birmingham Assay Office, one of the four assay offices in the United Kingdom, is located in the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham. Assay Office Birmingham was founded in 1773 to provide assaying and hallmarking of precious metal items. Now the largest Assay Office in the world, the historical hallmarking centre has moved out of the Victorian building on Newhall Street where it had been based since 1877 into new purpose-built premises on Moreton Street.
Earlier in the year we were working for the Priory Group to create The Priory Clinic London, the first and flagship clinic in the Priory Groups’ outpatient strategy to develop a national network of clinics to serve a wide range of people rather than just the rich and famous. Following the success of the London project and another in Canterbury, Intex were appointed by Priory Group to fit out their Wellbeing Clinic in Edmund Street in Birmingham city centre, and we will shortly be making a start on their Southampton Clinic.
Coast 2 Coast Challenge
Intex Projects’ Contracts Manager Richard Freeman saddled up for a grueling coast to coast bike ride from Aberystwyth to Great Yarmouth over the Easter weekend to raise money for cancer charity Delete Blood Cancer UK.
Donations have been flooding in for Team C2C since they hit the finish line and the total of donations now stands at a massive total of over £17k!
For many blood cancer patients a blood stem cell donation is their only chance of survival, but many patients in the UK never find the lifesaving blood stem cell donor match they need. If you would like to help Richard raise money for this great cause, go to www.facebook.com/C2CDBCUK for more information. Thank you for your support!
Richard (far right) is seen here with his team celebrating reaching the finish line at Great Yarmouth.
Intex Projects Wedding at Gleneagles
Intex Projects’ Operations Manager Catherine Goodyear and her partner Simon Cox were married last month at world famous Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire, Scotland.
Catherine and Simon chose 29th March - 13 years since the day they met - to exchange their vows in front of an intimate gathering of close family and friends.
Catherine has been with Intex Projects for nearly 10 years and Simon is Design Director at Infiniti, London.
After their stay at Gleneagles, the happy couple spent a few days in the Scottish highlands, and plan to honeymoon in the Seychelles in June.
The newly-weds are pictured here in the grounds of Gleneagles.
Intex Projects are on a roll!
Where does the time go? We’re already into spring and we’ve been so busy we’ve not had time to update our website this year, so here’s a belated ‘Happy New Year’ to all our clients and suppliers!
2014 was a great year for us, with our best turnover yet of £7.5 million and increases in staff numbers in several areas of the business - Contracts Management, Business Administration and Site Management. And we have invested in new technology to streamline processes and increase efficiency.
Intex Projects have also had a really strong start to 2015. In the first 2 months of our financial year we had a 50% increase in turnover on the same 2 months of last year.
We’re on site across the country from Kent to Manchester with several new projects underway for March. Projects include White Stuff’s head office in London and the refurbishment of a prominent office building on Birmingham Business Park.
Intex check into the Priory!
Probably best known for treating celebrities particularly for drug & alcohol addiction at the Priory Hospital Roehampton, the Priory Group is an independent provider of mental health care and specialist education facilities in the UK.
Forget re-hab - we’re more re-fit. It may not be as glamourous, but we’re happy to be working for the Priory Group carrying out a fit out project on Fenchurch Street to create a new clinic. The Priory Clinic London is the first and flagship clinic in the Priory’s’ outpatient strategy to develop a national network of clinics to serve a wide range of people rather than just the rich and famous.
Griffin gets a facelift
General Motors is rolling out a total refresh programme of all Vauxhall showrooms across the UK.
Intex Projects have secured their first two contracts to refurbish showrooms in Bromley and Wantage. The refurbishment project at WJ King in Bromley has recently been completed and works at Bellinger in Wantage are well underway.
Intex are also tendering for the refurbishment of the Chevrolet showroom in Wantage which will become the first Vauxhall Adam showroom in the UK.
Busy, busy, busy!
Well, schools may be out for summer next week but there’s no letting up here at Intex – the team is as busy as ever! Despite 2013 being our busiest year so far, growth has continued at a steady pace over the first half of this year.
Over the past few months we have carried out numerous Buildbase, Plumbase and Bohen showroom refurbishments across the UK for Grafton Group. In Britain, Grafton operates the third largest builders merchanting business and is among the top four plumbers merchanting businesses We have just started a 10 week project at Buildbase in High Wycombe - our tenth for Grafton.
In the Birmingham area, we’ve been working on our first project for SCC, Europe’s largest independent technology solutions provider, on a 4 month office refurbishment project in Tysley. We’re also working again with GVA – this time at Summer Hill Road in Birmingham, and we’re back again at Blythe Valley Park in Solihull for our 6th project there – this time carrying out for Wireless Infrastructure.
Business Premises Renovation Allowance
The Business Premises Renovation Allowance (BPRA) is a special capital allowances scheme to encourage the conversion and renovation of empty business properties in specified assisted areas (i.e. deprived areas in the UK).
The use of the BPRA provides for a 100% tax deduction on the capital costs a business incurs in converting, renovating or repairing empty business premises that have been vacant for at least a year, in order to bring them back into business use. The relief is available to individuals and partnerships as well as companies.
BPRA was originally intended to come to an end in April 2012 but has been extended to 31 March 2017 for corporation tax purposes and 5 April 2017 for income tax purposes.
The cap on the amount of expenditure that may qualify for BPRA is £20 million per single investment project. Individuals and companies which incur the capital expenditure and hold a relevant interest in the building can claim the 100% relief and deduct it from their trading profits.
Huge tax savings to be made as Annual Investment Allowance doubles to £1/2 million!
Have you heard that the Annual Investment Allowance, which increased last year from £25k to £250k, doubled in April to £500k?
Up to £875k could be offset against taxable profits on all eligible purchases made between April 2014 and December 2015.*
This increase is only valid until the end of next year as the AIA is set to reduce again to £25k from 1st January 2016.
If you’re planning a refurbishment or fit out project that includes new heating systems, air conditioning, lifts, lighting or office furniture, you could be entitled to some attractive tax savings. Based on the current corporate tax rate of 20% Small Profit Rate (21% Main Rate), business owners can save up to 20p or 21p respectively on every £1 they spend on items that qualify for the Annual Investment Allowance.
If you’re considering investing in a project, it’s worth timing it to take advantage of this considerable tax saving. However big or small your budget, we can help. Get in touch with us on 01926 424656.
*It is important to note that only the expenditure incurred after the rate change will be covered by the new higher allowance. Equipment purchased will only qualify if it is unused and not second hand equipment. We advise you to seek guidance from your Accountant to ensure eligibility against the AIA prior to expenditure. £500k 1 April 2014 – 31st March 2015 and £375k 1st April to 31st December 2015.
It’s a Knockout!
Intex Projects have started office alterations for their accountants Pentlands with a very hands-on approach from Managing Director Elinor Perry. Elinor donned hard hat and PPE before helping out with the demolition of an internal wall under the guidance of Site Manager Sam Woodward.
In return for being allowed to wield the hammer Elinor is very kindly keeping the site workers going with cakes and refreshments!
Elinor is seen here receiving sound advice from Sam before getting stuck in!
Where does the time go? Intex Projects is officially 10 years old this month!
Over the last decade we’ve enjoyed sustained continued growth and we’ve survived the recession. The Intex Team have worked hard to deliver over 450 projects, earning us our success and valued reputation in the commercial fit out industry.
2014 has already got off to a flying start following what was our most successful year so far, with several new projects now underway. These include 2 Plumbase industrial projects for Grafton (our eighth and ninth projects for them), our second office refurbishment project for Health Trust Europe in Birmingham, and our fifth project at Boundary House in London for Vail Williams.
Following our refurbishments at the Bullring Shopping Centre in Birmingham, we are working again with Workman at the Highcross Shopping Centre in Leicester for retail property developer/managers Hammerson. We are also carrying out the refurbishment of a Birmingham business unit for Carl Zeiss, the international optics and opto-electronics company.
We’d like to say a big ‘Thank you!’ to all our clients and suppliers for supporting us over the past 10 years, and we look forward to continuing to work with you all over the next 10 years!
Anyone for cake?
On the Up! London Project is the icing on the [Christmas] cake for year of growth at Intex!
With only a few weeks to go until Christmas, the Intex Team aren’t seeing any signs of work slowing down as the year draws to a close. In fact, this year we’ve delivered a record number of projects and latest figures show that our turnover for 2013 is a 60% increase on 2012 and is our highest so far in 10 years of trading.
This year over 70% of our projects have been repeat business for existing clients, including Laser UK, PM Group, Picton, Berrymans Lace Mawer, Lambert Smith Hampton, CS2 Ltd, and Paragon Group, to name just a few!
And our workload isn’t the only thing to have increased this year - so too has the Intex Team, with the addition of a further Contracts Manager and a Health & Safety Advisor to ensure we continue delivering quality projects to all our Clients.
As for 2014, we’re looking forward to continued growth and development following the award of several new contracts, including a roll out of showroom refurbishments for Grafton Group in 7 locations across the UK. We have also just started a project at Berkeley Square House in London, so we’ve a lot to get done before we hang up our Christmas stockings!
Opening of PM Group's Headquarters
Intex Projects Director Charles Wolverson attended the recent opening of the PM Group's headquarters at Trinity Park in Birmingham. The event, which was also a celebration of PM Group's 40th anniversary, was opened by Ireland and Leicester Tigers rugby legend Geordan Murphy.
After fitting out 9,000 sq feet of PM’s office last year, we were asked to fit out the remaining floor as PM Group expanded into a further 4,000 sq feet. The work was completed within a very tight timescale in readiness for the company's significant 40th year milestone celebration.
Charles Wolverson is pictured here with Geordan Murphy at the opening.
We must be mad, but Intex Projects joined forces with Vescom to take part in the ‘Wolf Run’ event earlier this month.
The Wolf Run is Wild Running - a combination of three kinds of off-road running: mud, trail and obstacle. It’s a hardcore 10k run across raw natural terrain, including open ground, woodland, lakes & thick mud.
Well, we did it! It was great fun and I have to say it was probably the muddiest any of us have ever got for the sake of a good cause!
Pictured is our ‘pack’ - Rebecca Hawley of Vescom (right) and Catherine Goodyear of Intex Projects with fellow Wolf Runner Simon Cox.
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Intex Team Away Day
Earlier this month the Intex Projects team enjoyed a Company ‘Away Day’ at The Warwickshire Golf & Country Club near Warwick.
Taking time out from the workplace and our busy schedules, we spent an inspiring and motivational day focusing on our company vision and goals for the future, and discussing ways in which we can enhance efficiency, service and quality. The event provided the ideal forum for sharing ideas and improving teamwork and agreeing positive changes to our business.
Here we are taking a break enjoying the Great British summer at The Warwickshire Golf & Country Club!
These boots are made for walking!
Intex are carrying out the fit out of the new offices and warehouse facility for Grenson, a powerful brand in the shoe industry who produce hand-made leather shoes.
The project involves moving Grenson out of the antiquated Victorian premises they have occupied since 1895 into new state of the art premises. Working alongside CS2, we are transforming standard industrial units and offices into a top class showroom, offices and production facility, using quality finishes including solid wood flooring and bespoke joinery whilst incorporating some the original features from the Victorian factory such as doors and brickwork.
"Green & Son" which became “Grenson”, was founded in 1866 by William Green and was the first factory in the world to use the Goodyear welt construction method for manufacturing gentlemen's shoes. Grenson has been transformed over the last 3 years since it was purchased by Tim Little, whose company Tim Little Shoes on the Kings Road makes bespoke footwear for clients including celebrities Robbie Williams, Tina Turner, Ant and Dec, Rod Stewart, and Sir Elton John.
Busy, busy, busy!
This spring we’ve been so busy we’ve not even had time to update our website! Over the last couple of months we’ve secured in excess of £1millon new projects and we’re set to have one of our busiest years ever.
We’re currently working on numerous sites across the UK, including our third fit out project at Black Country House in Oldbury, working with Wakemans again on behalf of Walsall based developers Goold Estates. Other Midlands projects include Nehemiah Housing in Great Barr; Pleck Road apartments in Walsall; Windsor House and Phoenix House in Northampton; and Swallow House in Birmingham for Salmon Properties.
Further south we are carrying out refurbishments at Farringdon Road in London, working again with CS2 Ltd; our third refurbishment at Boundary House in Jewry Street for Vail Williams; and Abbeyview at The Maltings in St Albans on behalf of Boultbee.
There are a number of on-going improvements here at Intex too. We are refurbishing our own offices in Leamington Spa and our fleet of vans are undergoing re-livery. All our site managers now have email addresses and smart phones to improve lines of communication on site.
24% savings on office fit out and refurbishment projects
Have you heard about the increase in Annual Investment Allowances from £25k £250k? For all eligible purchases made between January 2013 and December 2014, up to £½ million can now be offset against taxable profits.*
If you’re planning an office refurbishment or fit out project that includes new heating systems, air conditioning, lifts, lighting or office furniture, you could be entitled to some attractive tax savings. Based on the current corporate tax rate of 24%, business owners can save up to 24p on every £1 they spend on items that qualify.
If you’re considering investing in a project, it’s worth timing it to take advantage of this considerable tax saving. However big or small your budget, we can help. Get in touch with us on 01926 424656.
*It is important to note that only the expenditure incurred after the rate change will be covered by the new higher allowance. Equipment purchased will only qualify if it is unused and not second hand equipment. We advise you to seek guidance from your Accountant to ensure eligibility against the AIA prior to expenditure.
Intex secure another Bullring project
The Bullring is one of the largest city centre shopping malls, located in Birmingham City centre. In summer 2012 Intex Projects carried out the refreshment of the Lower West Mall WCs at the Bullring. Since then we have completed a further two projects at this iconic shopping centre.
The toilets had not been changed since the new Bullring centre opened in 2003, and although they have stood the test of time well, these ‘refresh’ projects have been designed to brighten them up.
We will shortly be starting on Phase Two – the WCs at Moor Street. Work on this second phase is due to be completed in April.
2013 gets off to a flying start for Intex Projects!
2012 was a very busy year for the Intex team with enquiry levels up and an increase in turnover on the previous year. We saw the year out with the successful completion of a number of projects in London (watch out for the 1 Chancery Lane case study coming soon) and we’ve just finished the £1/2 million fit out of Pembroke House in Castle Donington (case study for this project to follow too).
2013 has got off to a flying start. We’re currently on site in Coventry, working with Lambert Smith Hampton on a fit out project for Schindler Group, the leading global provider of elevators and escalators. Other projects include the refurbishment of builders merchant Selco’s headquarters in Wythall, Apex Business Park in Nottingham, and the refurbishment of Union Chambers in Birmingham on behalf of Aberdeen Asset Management and working in conjunction with NCS Property Consultants.
In February we start a project for Frontier Agriculture, the UK's leading crop inputs and grain marketing company. Working alongside CS2 and Matchbox Architects, the works involve the conversion of an existing 2 storey retail unit into new offices for Frontier Agriculture in Sandy, Bedfordshire.
Next month we will also be working again with Paragon, carrying out refurbishment works at their offices in Homer Road, Solihull. This will be our 12th instruction from this leading mortgage provider.
Intex attend Mixology North Interiors Awards 2012
Rebecca Hawkley, our Business Development Manager attended the Mixology North Interiors Awards in Manchester earlier this month. The glamorous event was held at the Hilton Beetham Tower, arguably the most iconic modern building in the North of England.
Rebecca is pictured here (second from the left) enjoying the event with Chris Partington of Zebra Architects, Francesca Wray of Mosa Tiles and Simon Jesson of Associated Architects.
Intex attend Art in the Cube event
Rebecca Hawkley, our Business Development Manager attended the Art in the Cube event in November at The Cube Gallery in Manchester, organised in partnership with Desso, Johnson Tiles, Karndean Design Flooring and Tektura Wallcovering. This was a fun design-related event, with approximately 20 different teams of architects, designers and specifiers being tasked with creating a piece of art in only 60 minutes.
Armed with a box of materials and a blank canvas, each team came up with some very creative designs. Rebecca is pictured here (second from the right) armed with a glue gun, with her team members (left to right) Becky Bennett of Orangebox, Gill Torres of Construction Pool, Jenny Hill of Ingo Interiors and Philip Handley of Johnson Tiles, with their fabulous creation “Exposed” .
This autumn is already proving to be a very busy period for the Intex Projects team.
We are currently running 3 projects in London – Boundary House in Jewry Street for Vail Williams, 1 Chancery Lane for CS2, and Maple House on the Tottenham Court Road for Lambert Smith Hampton. Also in the South East area we are on site at Meridian House in Guildford. In the east Midlands we are working on a £½ million fit out of Pembroke House in Castle Donington and we are shortly to start on the second phase of Enkalon House in Leicester.
Intex Projects featured in the Building Design & Construction Magazine
Intex Projects featured in a recent edition of Building Design & Construction Magazine. To view the article please click on the link below
To view the article on pages 72-75 please click here.
INTEX PROJECTS COMPLETE BIRMINGHAM FIT OUT PROJECT FOR LEADING RECRUITMENT COMPANY
Intex Projects have recently completed a project for Monarch Recruitment Ltd, one of the UK's largest specialist recruitment consultancies.
The 5 week project involved the fit out of Monarchs’ Birmingham city centre offices at Temple Point in Temple Row and involved the installation of new partitioning, kitchens and flooring, mechanical and decoration works.
INTEX PROJECTS COMPLETE LEICESTER FIT OUT & REFURBISHMENT PROJECT FOR ADVANCE HOUSING
Advance Housing is a charitable business providing housing to meet the needs of people in the community who have either a learning disability or a mental health problem. Advance Housing is part of Advance which provides services to more than 4,200 people, including small-scale residential care homes, supported living services, shared ownership homes, community support services, day services and employment options.
Working with Lambert Smith Hampton, Intex Projects have competed the refurbishment of the base build and the fit out of the first floor suite of Advance Housing’s office on Regent Street in central Leicester.
INTEX PROJECTS SECURE REFURBISHMENT PROJECT AT LEADING CITY BARRISTERS’ CHAMBERS
1 Chancery Lane is a leading civil common law set of Barristers’ Chambers in London, providing advocacy services and advice in relation to court and tribunal proceedings, inquiries, arbitrations, adjudications and mediations.
Working alongside CS2 Ltd, Intex Projects are on site carrying out the refurbishment of the Chambers which overlook the junction of Chancery Lane with Fleet Street.
This 12 week contract is Intex’s most recent for a legal client, having completed projects for St Philips Chambers in Birmingham, St Johns Chambers in Bristol and for numerous leading law firms across the UK.
INTEX COMPLETE FIT OUT PROJECT FOR LEADING HEALTH &
SOCIAL CARE PROVIDER
European Care Group is a leading independent provider of health and social care in the UK, providing residential, educational and supported living services which enable people to live as independently as possible.
Intex Projects have just completed the fit out of European Care’s offices in Rubery, Birmingham. The 5 week project included partitioning, folding wall, new kitchen, flooring, mechanical & electrical installations and decoration throughout.
INTEX GIRLS COMPLETE THE RACE FOR LIFE!
We did it! Our running team the ‘Fuchsia Foxes’ - Rebecca, Kate, Ginette and Catherine - completed the 5K run at the Race for Life event on Sunday 24th June at Stoneleigh Park. We had a great time, the sun shone, and we completed the run in a comfortable 34 minutes. We’re determined to tackle the 10k run next year. There’s also talk of tackling the 3 peaks, so watch this space!
Thank you so much to everyone who sponsored us – we raised over £700 for the Cancer Research charity!
Here’s us enjoying a well deserved ice cream after the race!
Intex Projects complete fit out of PM Group's UK Head Quarters
PM Group is a global engineering, project management and architecture firm operating in Europe, Asia, USA and the Middle East
PM Group has expanded its UK Headquarters and is moving from Rugby to Birmingham. Intex Projects have just completed the 14,000 sq ft fit out of their new office at Trinity Park, Bickenhill near Birmingham Airport.
According to Simon Kiener, Managing Director of UK PM Group “Our new offices in Birmingham will allow us to provide enhanced services to our clients and to capitalise on the significant growth currently being experienced in our core sectors”. PM Group in the UK is currently carrying out projects for a number of clients including Kraft, Dairy Crest, Milk Link, British Sugar and BSkyB.
Intex Projects start work on refurbishment project for The Duchy of Lancaster
Intex Projects have just started a refurbishment project for the Duchy of Lancaster. Working again with property specialists KWB Workplace, Intex are on site carrying out the 6 week refurbishment of the 5th floor offices of New Oxford House in Waterloo Street, Birmingham.
Other current projects include a refurbishment for the property fund of leading insurer Aviva. We are carrying out the refurbishment of the reception of Gate House in Welwyn Garden City working alongside Jones Lang LaSalle.
INTEX GIRLS RACE FOR LIFE
Rebecca Hawkley, our Business Development Manager at Intex Projects has decided to take part in Race for Life to raise funds for Cancer Research UK, and so we girls have agreed to get out of our office chairs, shake the moths out of our running shoes and raise some money for this great cause!
Unfortunately all our lives have been affected in some way by cancer, including the recent diagnosis of Rebecca’s mum Rita, who has won the battle against this illness twice before.
Our running team the ‘Fuchsia Foxes’ - Rebecca, Kate, Ginette and Catherine are taking part in the 5K event at Stoneleigh Park on Saturday 24th June.
Events like Race for Life are vital in funding Cancer Research UK's life-saving work into preventing, diagnosing and treating cancer. If you would like to sponsor us, please follow the link below.
Thank you for your support.
Intex carrying out refurbishment at the Bullring
The Bullring is one of the largest city centre shopping malls, located in Birmingham City centre. Following the destruction of the old 1960s mall, the 40 acre site was developed and the modern Bullring was opened in 2003.
Intex Projects are on site carrying out the complete refurbishment of the WCs at the Bullring. Work started on the 9 week project last month and is on track to be completed in June.
Intex Site Manager nominated for Pride of Britain Award
In July we reported how Intex Projects’ Site Manager Sam Woodward was hailed as a ‘have-a-go-hero. Sam, who had been managing the refurbishment of Wellesley House in Leicester, when he witnessed the mugging of an 82 year old woman, gave chase on the assailant and restrained him until the police arrived.
Thanks to Sam, 31 year old Benjamin Brown has been jailed for five years for this assault and a string of other offences at Leicester Crown Court.
Since the story of Sam's heroics and Brown’s recent conviction broke recently, Sam has been in several national and regional newspapers, appeared on Radio WM and has also been nominated for a Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Award.
Sam told papers that he wasn’t being brave or a hero - but that he was just doing what he would hope anyone would do. "There wasn't time to think about whether or not he had a weapon or what he might do to me," he said. "I would hope that anyone reading this would do the same to help a vulnerable old lady in need - because it would be a sad reflection on society if they wouldn't."
Happy New Year!
2011 finished on a busy note for us and 2012 has got off to a busy start too with current projects totalling over £1m. We are working again with Paragon, carrying out refurbishment works at their offices in Homer Road, Solihull, and again for Rockspring on another fit out project in Bristol.
Having completed refurbishments in Northampton, Milton Keynes, St Albans and Harlow, we are awaiting a formal instruction on a further project in Chester for Picton (UK) Listed Real Estate. We have just completed an office refurbishment in Leicester working in partnership with CS2 who have also instructed us on a further project in Milton Keynes.
Intex are also about to start work on 2 projects in the Birmingham area – one in the Black Country, a fit out on behalf of Goold Estates for incoming tenants - and the other at the Bullring, one of the UK’s largest shopping malls.
Intex Projects join BCO
Intex Projects are pleased to announce that Charles Wolverson and Rebecca Hawkley have joined the BCO (the British Council for Offices). BCO’s mission is to research, develop and communicate best practice in all aspects of the office sector. Rebecca is a member of NextGen, which aims to mentor and encourage the next generation of professionals to become future leaders of the BCO whilst providing a platform for new talent to air their ideas.
Intex Projects secure refurbishment project for
Coca Cola Enterprises
Intex Projects have been instructed to carry out the refurbishment of Coca Cola Enterprises’ offices in Coleshill. Working with CS2, we will be starting work on the 6 week project in February.
Charity Evening in aid of Myton Hospice
Intex Projects are delighted to be involved in a local charity event held in aid of Myton Hospice. The event will take place on Friday 25th November at the Prince of Wales Pub in Leamington Spa and will include a DJ, a live local covers band and a buffet. The venue and music are being provided free of charge with proceeds going to the Myton Hospice. All friends and clients of Intex Projects are warmly invited. Tickets are £10 each and if anybody would like to buy a ticket, please contact us.
Intex start work on further fit out projects for Blythe Valley tenants
Actuaries Atkin & Co have taken 5,327 sq ft in Cornwall House on the Blythe Valley Business Park in Solihull. Having recently completed another fit out in the same building for Balfour Beatty, Intex are now on site creating a contemporary working environment for Atkin & Co, making this our 5th project on the Blythe Valley Park.
Due to expansion, Sales-i are moving out of Blythe Valley to Prologis House in Solihull, where we are carrying out work to their new premises to facilitate their growth.
Intex secure another East Midlands refurbishment project!
We have secured yet another East Midlands project, working again in conjunction with Project Managers CS2 Limited. The work involves the refurbishment of 12,000 sq ft of office space at the Osiers Business Park in Leicester, and will run until mid January ready for marketing in the New Year.
Intex working again with Paragon Group
Over the last few months we have carried out 3 projects for Paragon Group –a refurbishment of their expanding Data Centre in Earlswood Court in Shirley, a freshening up of their offices and reception at Tangent Court in Shirley, and a 22,000 ft² full fit out of their offices in Homer Road, Solihull. We are delighted to be working with Paragon again, this time carrying out the refurbishment of their offices in Cardiff.
Intex secure fit out & refurbishment project for leading nhs provider
Healthcare Purchasing Consortium, the procurement services provider for NHS West Midlands was recently purchased by HealthTrust Purchasing Group to become HealthTrust Europe. To accommodate their rapid expansion, Health Trust Europe have doubled their office space, taking on an additional floor at their offices on Hagley Road, Birmingham.
We have secured the fit out and refurbishment project which includes reception, bistro, meeting areas and new offices. We are currently on site fitting out the first floor before refurbishing the exisiting 7,500 ft² second floor. Work is on track to complete before Christmas.
Intex working with national law firm again
Law firm Berrymans Lace Mawer have acquired an additional floor at their Birmingham office and they now occupy the third to seventh floors at 63 Temple Row to accommodate their growing business. Having worked on several projects with Berrymans at their Manchester, Cardiff and Birmingham offices, we are pleased to be working with them again on this latest project to fit out and fully furnish the 7th floor of 63 Temple Row.
Intex Site Manager completes charity cycle ride to Paris
Intex Projects Site Manager Brian Rochford recently completed a charity cycle ride to Paris to raise money for Marie Curie.
His team of 7 cyclists hit the road on 15th September, cycling from the Marie Curie Hospital in Solihull to the Eiffel Tower in Paris in just 4 days – that’s an average of 80 miles cycling per day! We are proud to report that Brian and his team completed the ride, raising over £11,000.00 in sponsorship, which will go towards the building of a brand new Marie Curie Hospice.
Brian is pictured here (far left) with his cycling team at the Eiffel Tower.
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New addition to the Intex Projects Team
We are delighted to announce that Rebecca Hawkley has joined our team as Business Development Manager.
Rebecca studied Art and Design and Interior Design and has 10 years experience in sales and marketing, the last 4 years of which have been in the commercial interiors industry, securing nationwide contracts.
Rebecca will be working alongside our Commercial Director Charles Wolverson building relationships with both new and existing clients.
Intex Projects secure refurbishment project at Embassy House, Bristol
Work is underway on the 7,500 sq ft office refurbishment of Embassy House in central Clifton, Bristol, which will bring the offices up to Grade A space.
Intex are working again with Lambert Smith Hampton, having worked on numerous projects in Leicester and Birmingham with them .
Intex Site Manager hailed as ‘have-a-go-hero’
Intex Projects’ Site Manager Sam Woodward has been hailed as a ‘have-a-go-hero after he rugby-tackled a suspected mugger to the ground and kept him in an arm-lock until police arrived.
Sam, who has been managing the refurbishment project at Wellesley House in Leicester, on Tuesday 12th July witnessed an elderly woman fall to the ground after apparently being mugged. Sam gave chase and caught the suspect, keeping him in an arm-lock until the police arrived 10 minutes later.
"It was a spur of the moment thing and I just acted on instinct," he said. "She asked if she could go home but I told her she should wait for the police to get there," he said. "She was so shaken up." Sam convinced the victim, who is in her 80’s, to wait until help arrived.
Sam has been to visit her in hospital where she was treated for minor injuries.
A 31-year-old man has appeared at Leicester Magistrates' Court.
Sam's heroic act was photographed by an eyewitness and the image was published on the front page of the Mercury on Wednesday. "I would do it again and I hope there are other people who would do the same for somebody in my family."
Another Leicester project for Intex Projects!
18 April 2011
Intex Projects are about to start work on yet another Leicester contract – this time the refurbishment of Wellesley House on behalf of Mothercare Pension Fund.
The £550k project will create 20,000 ft² of Grade A office space in Leicester city centre. We will be starting the project on 26th April, working alongside Project Managers Colliers & Madge.
Intex Projects secure office interior fit out project for Balfour Beatty, Solihull
15 April 2011
Intex Projects will be starting work next week on a £150k project to fit out the regional office of Balfour Beatty Construction Northern Ltd.
This will be Intex’s fourth fit out project on the Blythe Valley Business Park in Solihull, having previously completed contracts for international company BAM PPP, German company Vector and for UK Athletics.
Intex Projects win further contracts for ING UK
30 March 2011
Having completed the refurbishment of Pavillion Drive, Northampton on behalf of ING and the refurbishment of offices in Milton Keynes in December, we are now working on a further 2 projects for the property fund of ING, again working alongside CS2 Ltd.
The first project is a £500k refurbishment of common areas and 2 floors of office space in St Albans City Centre. The second project is a £300k refurbishment of an industrial unit and offices on Temple Fields Industrial Estate in Harlow.
Happy New Year!
2010 finished on a busy note for us with the successful completion of a number of projects in the lead up to Christmas. These included a Cat A fit out for Mercian Surgical at Topaz Business Park in Bromsgrove, White Stuff’s Distribution Centre in Leicester and ING’s offices at Grafton Gate in Milton Keynes.
2011 has got off to a busy start with current projects totalling £1m. We are currently working on a 4 week fit out of Newey & Eyre’s regional head quarters at Eagle Court in Shirley, Solihull. Work is also underway on a refurbishment project for UCCF (University & Colleges Christian Fellowship) in De Montfort Street in Leicester - to add to one of the many projects Intex have completed in De Montfort Street and other areas of Leicester!
Intex are also about to start work on 2 projects for Paragon Group –a refurbishment of their expanding Data Centre in Earlswood Court, Shirley to include new fire suppression and air conditioning systems, and a 22,000 ft² full fit out of their offices in Homer Road, Solihull.
Intex complete £1m Leicester refurbishment project
19 October 2010
Intex Projects have recently completed a £1m refurbishment project in Leicester for owner and commercial property developer Raynsway Properties. Intex have been working with Raynsway, refurbishing a number of their office units to provide high quality office accommodation at the Bridge Business Park in Thurmaston, Leicester.
The project has seen the complete phased refurbishment of 25,000 sq ft for tenant Leicester City Community Health Services, with Intex recently completing the second phase.
Charles Wolverson, Director of Intex Projects (left) is captured here with Tom Watkinson, Managing Director of Raynsway Properties at the completed offices at Bridge Business Park
16 September 2010
At Intex we’re having a busy third quarter to the year, with projects totalling over £2million.
We’ve just completed an 8 week refurbishment project for George Wimpey in Swindon, working with project managers Lambert Smith Hampton.
We are currently working on our second project for Leicester City Council Speed Awareness, building on the success of their first centre which we completed in 2009. We are also on site in Solihull carrying out a refurbishment of offices for Caterpillar Financial. Both projects are due to complete at the end of the month.
After the successful completion of the refurbishment of the Northampton offices for ING UK, we have recently been instructed to carry out the 10,000 sq ft refurbishment of their office space in Grafton Gate, Milton Keynes, which is due to complete in December 2010. We have also secured a fit out project for Mercian Surgical in Birmingham, and both projects will start on site in October.
More of the White Stuff!
10 August 2010
Intex have been awarded a second major contract with leading high street fashion retailer White Stuff. Having completed their innovative fit out of their London head office, we are now on site carrying out the fit out of their national distribution centre in Leicester.
The £1.6m project, which consists of 10,000 sq ft office space and circa 100,000 sq ft attached warehouse, includes the installation of mezzanine floors and sprinkler systems. Due to White Stuff’s rapid expansion, the new centre needs to be operational as soon as possible and we are on schedule to complete the project in December.
Dreams come true for Leicester homeowners
29 June 2010
Two Leicester residents are to see their dreams come true when Intex Projects join forces with Raynsway Properties to start renovation work at their homes as part of a recent DIY SOS competition.
Intex Projects have been working with Raynsway, refurbishing a number of their office units at the Bridge Business Park in Thurmaston. To mark the successful refurbishment, earlier this year Raynsway Properties invited local Thurmaston residents in need to enter a competition to have a room at home renovated. A panel of local judges reviewed the applications and selected two to benefit from the work to their homes. Peter Bursnall and his son Stuart who are both disabled will have work carried out on their bathroom, allowing them easier access. And 86-year old Mildred Haigh, who was recently confined to a wheelchair, is to have her lounge redecorated. Intex Projects will be carrying out the work for the lucky winners next month.
Mildred, one of the DIY SOS winners, is captured here showing Giannina Rayns, Director of Raynsway Properties (top left), Maria Wells, Project Manager of Gleeds Management Services (top right) and Steve Swinson, Director of Intex Projects, the room she would like decorating.
Grand Launch of LaSer UK’s new-look Belfast office
21 June 2010
On Thursday 17th June LaSer UK celebrated the launch of their refurbished Belfast office. During the 8 week phased project the whole office remained live with Intex Projects keeping any disruption to an absolute minimum.
What was once a dull and dated office space has now been transformed to a light and airy, contemporary working environment to mirror the recent refurbishment of LaSer UK’s Solihull office, also carried out by Intex Projects.
Steve Hunt, MD of Laser UK, is captured on camera cutting the ribbon at the new-look Belfast office, watched by Charles Wolverson, Director of Intex Projects (3rd from left) and Ged Jones, Intex Projects Site Manager (far left).
Intex Secure Ricoh Fit Out
19 January 2010
Intex Projects have been instructed to fit out 25,000 sq ft of office space in Northampton for Ricoh.
Intex are already on site in the same building on 800 Pavilion Drive working on a refurbishment project for ING. Securing the Ricoh fit out brings the total project value for the building to £1.2 million. The project is due to be completed in March 2010.
Intex secure £1m NHS Leicester City PCT Project
19 January 2010
Intex have recently started refurbishment work on 26,000 sq ft of office space at Bridge Park Plaza, Thurmaston to create new work space for Leicester PCT.
Working closely with the landlord, Raynsway Properties, Intex will be completely stripping out the office space and reinstating it fully comfort cooled and updated with new electrical installation, ceilings, partitions, flooring and staff facilities.
Intex have been working alongside the NHS and Raynsway for over 18 months and the project is due to be completed in June 2010. Intex completed the first phase of the project, which entailed the fit out of 10,000 sq ft at Riverside House in December, enabling decant space for the Bridge Park Plaza project.
Intex on track to secure over £3m new office fit out and refurbishment projects
19 October 2009
Despite the doom and gloom of recent months with some fit out companies going into administration, Intex Projects have weathered the storm and are now busier than ever, with several new projects underway.
Intex have secured 2 new projects with CS2 and are currently on site for Deutche Bank in Tunbridge Wells. Intex have also received instructions from ING on a 25,000 sq ft project in Northampton. The £1m refurbishment, which is due to start next month, will entail a full strip out and reinstating to Grade A office space.
This week work starts on a £200k project, fitting out new offices for Surestop in Erdington.
Intex are currently negotiating other projects and expect to secure up to a further £1.5m of projects in the forthcoming month. Please check our website for regular updates.
Intex Projects secure office interior fit out project in Solihull
4 August 2009
Intex Projects have been awarded a contract by international company Bam PPP to fit out their new offices on the Blythe Valley Business Park in Solihull, West Midlands.
The 6 week project, which is due to start next week, involves the fit out of circa 4,000 sq ft interior office space. The works include M & E installations, data, alarm and fire systems, access control, partitioning, tea preps, flooring and decoration. Intex will also be managing the furniture installation.
This is the second project that Intex have undertaken within the Rhodium building. The first project was completed in April for German Company Vector Informatik GmbH.
Office Fit out of Warwickshire Headquarters of Hospira completed
24 June 2009
Intex Projects have recently completed the office fit out of 3 buildings for pharmaceutical company Hospira including their European HQ in Warwick.
The £900k project, which involved the phased fit out of buildings in occupation, was completed on time and within budget.
Manchester office fit out project completed for national law firm Berrymans Lace Mawer
24 June 2009
Intex Projects have recently completed the office fit out of the Manchester office of national law firm Berrymans Lace Mawer.
The £1/2million project involved the phased fit out of all 5 floors and involved M & E works, partitioning, kitchens, bespoke joinery and new finishes throughout.
Manchester is the third BLM office to be completed by Intex Projects, following the previous office fit outs of the Birmingham and Cardiff offices.
A busy start to the New Year for Midlands office interior fit out specialists
16 January 2009
2008 was the busiest year yet for Intex Projects and 2009 has got off to a busy start too.
Intex won a fast track 8 week project for Informa in Central London, completing in time for Christmas.
The £1/2m project involved the refurbishment of the 6 storey office interior. Works included M and E, data, fire alarm, ceiling works, partitioning, storewall, new lighting, new wall and floor finishes, new teapoint units, decoration works, blinds and signage.
In additional to ongoing office fit out projects in Manchester, Telford, Birmingham and Guernsey, Intex are also working on a £200k office refurbishment project for Uniline Safety Systems and are about to start work on an office fit out project at Blythe Valley Business Park in Solihull.
Warwickshire Office Refurbishment Project for Global Pharmaceutical Company
01 December 2008
Intex Projects have been appointed to refurbish the Leamington offices of Hospira, a global pharmaceutical company.
The £900k office refurbishsment project involves the phased stripping out and refurbishment of three units for Hospira.
Works include M & E, partitioning, ceilings, flooring, lighting, shower rooms and decoration works. The project is on target to complete in April 2009
£1m Office Fit Out and Refurbishment project for Telford & Wrekin Primary Care Trust
01 December 2008
Work is well underway on the 20,000 sq ft office interior fit out of the Vickers Building in Telford for Telford & Wrekin PCT.
This £1m project, which is due to complete in February 09, involves groundworks, M & E works, flooring,toilets,partitioning and ceilings.
Office Fit out project for leading Law Firm in Manchester
01 December 2008
Intex have already completed office fit out projects for Berrymans Lace Mawer at their Birmingham and Cardiff offices and now they have started work on their Manchester office fit out too.
The £1/2m project involves the fit out of circa 15,000 sq ft office space and includes M & E, partitions, carpets, bespoke joinery etc.
The fit out of the first to fourth floors is to be completed in a 5 week programme which started November 17th to be finished by Christmas. Work on the Reception and ground floor fit out starts in the New Year.
Intex secure Guernsey office fit out project for largest Law Firm in the Channel Islands
01 December 2008
Intex Projects have started work on yet anther prestigious legal office fit out project - this time for Carey Olsen, the largest Law Firm in the Channel Islands.
Having completed the fit out of the Carey Olsen London office last year, Intex has been appointed as Main Contractor again by Project Managers The Interior Works.
This £1.3m fit out contract will run for 16 weeks and involves M & E installations, partitioning, tea points, flooring, ceilings, decoration works and bespoke joinery.
Another two Leicester office fit out projects for Intex!
04 August 2008
Intex Projects are continuing their successful working relationship with commercial property consultants Lambert Smith Hampton and work is about to start on yet another two office interior fit out projects in Leicester - Regent House and 674 Melton Road.
With these two projects secured, Intex Projects are now about to start on their seventh Leicester office fit out and refurbishment project in the last 12 months alone.
Intex Projects secure Birmingham school refurbishment project at Lordswood Boys School
04 August 2008
While the students of Lords Wood Boys School are enjoying their summer holiday, Intex are busy refurbishing their school.
The £200k project at the Edgbaston School involves the refurbishment of WCS and offices over 3 floors. Works include mechanical and electrical installations, fire alarm, partitioning, ceilings, flooring finishes and decoration.
The 6 week project will be completed in time for the Autumn school term.
Second office interiors project underway for Carter Jonas
29 May 2008
Intex have commenced their second project for Carter Jonas, the leading land and estate agents.
The project, at their Oxford office, comprises the total refurbishment of the 2 floors they occupy at Anchor House.
Intex previously completed the fit out of the Carter Jonas Northampton office.
Leamington office refurbishment and fit out project secured
29 May 2008
Intex Projects have been appointed to carry out office refurbishment and fit out work for Leamington based pharmaceutical company Hospira.
The £750k project will involve the fitting out of newly acquired premises as well as the refurbishment of their exisiting offices.
Intex are working alongside Jones Lang Lasalle and Monteith Scott.
Canary Wharf Project
29 May 2008
Intex have been appointed for the fit out of Rhyme Systems new offices in London.
They are currently working on the £500k project which is on Level 35 of 25 Canada Square, the 2nd largest building in the UK.
Intex are working with designers Arucana, having worked with them previously on Rhyme's Birmingham office.
Intex Win Fit Out Of Whitestuff's Headquarters
23 May 2008
Intex Projects have won a £1.3m contract to fit out the new offices of clothing retailer Whitestuff.
The project in Kennington, London incorporates all aspects of fitting out including the building of shop fronts within the office space.
Intex Projects are working in partnership with project managers The Interior Works and designers Monteith Scott.
Intex secure fit out project at Fort Dunlop
23 January 2008
Intex Projects have won the fit out of the first floor offices of the historic former Fort Dunlop building on behalf of The Waterdale Group..
The Fort is the site of the former Dunlop works, which incorporated the Dunlop Tyres test track and the eight-storey Fort Dunlop building..
The £1/4 million project is due to be completed in May. More news to follow........
Project completed for International provider to the aerospace, defence and industrial sector
22 January 2008
Working with CS2, Intex Projects have recently completed a project for Daher Group, who provide specialist design and manufacture of equipment and services for the aerospace, defence and industrial sectors.
The £200k project involved the refurbishment of Daher's office premises in a large warehouse building in Derby.
Works included small power and lighting installation, repairs to existing services installations, new ceilings and partitions, decoration, and new floor finishes.
Intex complete projects for leading firms Carter Jonas and Watts Group PLC
16 January 2008
Intex have recently completed the fit out of the Northampton office of Carter Jonas, a leading national firm of chartered surveyors and property consultants.
Work has also been successfully completed on the fit out of the Birmingham offices of Watts Group PLC, leading consultants to the property and construction industry. Both projects were completed on time and within budget
Another prestigious legal project for national Law Firm
15 January 2008
Intex Projects have recently completed yet another prestigious legal project. Having succesfully delivered at the Birmingham offices of Berrymans Lace Mawer, Intex have now completed the fit out of BLM's offices in Cardiff
The Cardiff project involved mechanical and electrical works, partitioning, new flooring, installation of kitchen, storage, furniture and blinds
Just as before, the project was delivered on time and to budget