A former head of workspace at the Houses of Parliament has joined the workplace consultancy team of nationwide office interior design and fit-out business Claremont.
Appointed as workplace consultant, Loren Cooper-Gold will join a team delivering complex workplace consultancy programmes for new clients – which include one of the country’s largest zoos, a UK-based leading life assurance business and Manchester Metropolitan University.
Prior to Claremont, Loren was an associate at London-based architectural practice Spacelab and spent almost seven years as head of workspace at the Houses of Parliament.
Andrew Peers, head of workplace consultancy at Claremont said: “Since the pandemic began, we’ve experienced a significant increase in demand for workplace consultancy and have delivered 36 projects as businesses strive to make sense of how it’s changed the way we work forever. Loren’s appointment reflects this growth.
“Loren is a vastly experienced workplace consultant who is adept at change management, stakeholder engagement and workplace research across multi-site property portfolios, plus she is a WELL accredited professional. All of these skills are highly sought after, particularly in the current climate and she joins us at a very busy and exciting time.”
Claremont’s consultancy team uses extensive data gathering techniques – including bespoke analysis and focused research – as well as workplace psychology to evaluate an organisations’ people and space challenges, identify true needs and provide a blueprint for effective workplace design.
Andrew continued: “There is no doubt, the office is still alive and well – it’s just being reimagined to better support employee wellbeing and collaboration, and reflect new hybrid working styles. If businesses are to make more informed real estate and interior design decisions for a post-pandemic world, they need to really analyse their redefined requirements, needs and priorities.”
In many cases workplace consultancy is just the first step of the process for Claremont, with its Warrington and Bristol-based teams going on to provide a full design and build solution including office interior design, fit-out, furniture and workplace technology.