Kinnarps has worked with some of the UK’s biggest public and private sector companies, on contracts ranging from small supply projects to the end-to-end management of major redesigns and fit-outs. Over our 70 years we have developed a reputation for sharp thinking, quality products and comprehensive project management. We work with customers to understand their challenges and come up with solutions which fit their budget and timescale, helping improve efficiency and wellbeing in the workplace.
“We couldn’t have possibly achieved what we have without the services of reliable, efficient suppliers like Kinnarps, who understood what we were up against and moved quickly to get the job done on budget and to deadline.”North Somerset Council
Mole Valley District Council is nestled in the North Downs in Dorking, Surrey. A typical local authority dealing with a variety of administrative and social needs of their local community, they had been homed in the 1980’s building, designed to complement the local heritage of Oust Houses, for over 30 years when it became apparent that a change was needed.Read more
When West Dorset District Council’s premises in Dorchester and Weymouth were deemed no longer fit for purpose, the decision was taken to bring the 300 staff together into a new purpose-built hub which would also house a library and a complete range of services for the people of Dorset.
Kinnarps’ design capability, product selection and value for money were decisive factors in being chosen from 6 competing suppliers to deliver a complete design and installation solution. We are now a trusted partner of West Dorset DC, and have since worked with them on several other projects.
Kinnarps’ relationship with Cornwall Council began over 25 years ago, and we have worked with them on numerous projects.
Consistent with their strategic objective to maximise supplier efficiency Cornwall Council have regularly test-checked the market, and we have consistently been shown to offer best value. When Cornwall County Council became a unitary authority they consolidated their property portfolio from a large number of small and uneconomical premises to a small number of large regional hubs which facilitated modern ways of working. We worked with them to develop a design model and oversea their change management process, consulting across the project.
When Surrey County Council first approached us, it wasn’t just a flexible furniture system they wanted. They were looking for a long-term partner – someone who could help them with everything from small projects to large installations.
We’ve worked with Surrey to mitigate the impact of their reduced property portfolio, coming up with creative ideas to maximise their use of space and facilitate flexible working. Together we have explored third spaces, ratio working and other initiatives that have helped them do more with less.
The framework agreement we developed with Hampshire County Council formed the basis for our partnership with Rushmoor Council.
Their challenge was to obtain more value from their available floor area, with a view to closing unnecessary buildings and saving costs. We introduced a trial working area, giving a 30-strong steering group the chance to try flexible working. Their feedback was instrumental in planning the final design and ensuring that the installation went smoothly and received widespread staff buy-in.
The London Borough of Ealing faced a daunting task: amalgamating multiple sites into one central headquarters, to increase efficiencies and improve internal communications and processes, with furniture which looked great and easily could be reconfigured as required.
Kinnarps was chosen for the long-term durability of our products, the value for money we offered, and our professional installation team. We worked with Ealing to develop a stimulating working environment where business processes ran smoothly; the result was a 20% cost saving across their property portfolio and an increased occupancy in the HQ building which enabled them to sell or sub-let part some premises.
HCC’s Workstyle Programme, developed in collaboration with Kinnarps, delivers £2m efficiency savings annually, including a 28% reduction in running costs and a 25% increase in space utilisation.Read more