International Brand Undertakes Kent Office Refurbishment in Broadstairs

Location Kent
Sector Office
Project Overview

JBH Refurbishments completed the Kent office refurbishment in Broadstairs for an international brand, renowned for its innovation in the world of photography and print.

With operations around the globe, the JBH Refurbishments team were pleasantly surprised to learn the company has offices on our doorstep in coastal town of Broadstairs.

Having occupied the Kent commercial property for several years, the offices were becoming dated. It was time for a refit and to inject a new lease of life to the interior, at the same time, giving the team a workspace, they could enjoy.

The Brief

The focus area for this office refurbishment in Braodstairs was the HR administration department. The HR team occupied a large block of space within an extensive office development. However, the layout and interior design no longer met the needs of their expanding team. The entire area needed to be refurbished to create a light and bright workspace.

Made up of various individual rooms, the existing space required a full strip out. All the partition walls, fittings, fixtures, doors, washrooms, flooring and ceiling had to be removed.

The empty space would make way for a new interior layout, featuring an open plan office, meeting spaces, kitchen, tea point, unisex washroom and breakout area.

The design brief was to optimise the space and flood the area with natural light using floor to ceiling glass office partitions. The client wanted a blank canvas on which to develop their own design language. No doubt, using photographs and images that portray the brand’s photographic pastime.

The Conference Room

A crucial area in the office refurbishment in Broadstairs, was the conference room and breakout area. Here was a space that the HR administration department use to hold interviews and welcome visitors. It therefore needed to project a professional image.

Following the strip out, we divided the area using full height glass partitions with acoustic properties. The door too, was glazed to optimise the light and provide a seamless finish. We used black aluminium framework to add contemporary styling that would later flatter the interior design.

What conference room is complete without a media wall?

To compliment the seamless styling, we built a recessed stud wall around a central wall-mounted monitor. The wall helped to disguise the cables and sockets, giving the conference room a sophisticated look.

Another contemporary feature in the conference room is the large LED linear light, which is suspended over the conference table. The black casing purposely complements the aluminium partition frames.

The Breakout Area

The neighbouring breakout area is a fantastic space for staff to meet for lunchbreaks, or for informal meetings. It is ideally situated next to the boardroom and main kitchen. This new space is bright and airy, thanks to the addition of full-height windows and double doors.

In the summer months, occupants can open the doors and wander out to a decked area to enjoy the fresh sea air.

Both the conference room and breakout area benefit from new carpets, fresh décor and a new suspended ceiling with integrated LED lighting.

The Kitchen

Every large office requires a fully functioning kitchen, and this Kent office refurbishment was no exception. Here, the JBH Refurbishments team installed a fitted kitchen, complete with:

  • High gloss white kitchen units
  • Grey worktop
  • Grey splashback
  • Stainless steel sink and chrome tap
  • Integrated dishwasher and fridge
  • New ceiling and LED lighting
  • Vinyl non-slip flooring
Open Plan Office

Moving on to the open plan office space, you will see in the photographs that the full height windows continue, allowing the natural light to flood the space.

Within the main floor area, we altered the layout to make space for seven desks and storage units, as well as fitted tea point, which mirrors the same units and finishing touches as the main kitchen.

Our team replaced the suspended ceiling, decorated, and fitted new carpet throughout.

Directors Office and Meeting Room

Leading on from the open plan space is a director’s office and a small meeting room. These two areas are divided by a double-glazed full height office partition finished with oak veneer doors. For total privacy, the partitions benefit from integrated blinds and acoustic glass.

The crisp white décor continues into the office and meeting area, as it does throughout the Kent office refurbishment.


As part of this extensive office refurbishment in Broadstairs, we fit out the all-new unisex washroom with two full height cubicles and a matching dual sink vanity unit with chrome senor taps. The grey finish of the washroom furniture compliments the grey tones of the vinyl floor. On the walls we fitted large white tiles and a mirror over the vanity unit.

The Result

It took just 16 weeks to complete this Kent office refurbishment in Broadstairs, bringing it in on budget and on schedule. The overall finish is flawless, and we are thrilled to have delivered another high-quality project.

If you are reading this and would like to discuss your office refurbishment plans, please contact our team on 0333 207 0339 or email us at

Drawing of Office Layout For Kent Office Refurbishment
Kent Office Refurbishment Breatout Area
Kent Office Refurbishment Office Area
Kent Office Refurbishment Kitchen Area
Kent Office Refurbishment Directors Office
Kent Office Refurbishment Washroom
Kent Office Refurbishment Meeting Room
Kent Office Refurbishment Kitchen
Kent Office Refurbishment Office Area
Kent Office Refurbishment Office Area
Kent Office Refurbishment Meeting Room

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