Thursday, 20 December 2012

There is more to come.....

mccarthyinteriors are delighted their UK wide mail delivery client has signed off four more sites for refurbishment to be undertaken in January 2013 maintaining our support and partnership into the New Year.  

Refreshing in London

mccarthyinteriors have completed the extensive washroom refurbishment to a prominent Conference Suite building near Hyde Park in London. 

The clean and striking looks of the completed wash rooms was a key design request in the clients brief. 

mccarthyinteriors managed the project from initial design ideas and CAD visuals through to final budget analysis, programming and delivery. The building remained 'live' throughout the works and mccarthyinteriors worked closely with the client to minimise any potential disruptions to delegates using the conference rooms. 

mccarthyinteriors are proud to have completed the works on time, on budget and with no disruptions to our clients delegates utilising the conferencing facilities during the project.

A second phase of works is currently being negotiated to commence in the New Year. 

Thursday, 15 November 2012

University Challenge

mccarthyinteriors working closely with a Midlands University have now commenced enabling and fit out works for a £250k AV installation to create a Visualisation and Engagement Centre providing dedicated support to SME's throughout the West Midlands. 

Works have been programmed into a 3 week time frame.  

Monday, 5 November 2012

Waking up refreshed.......

mccarthyinteriors are working with an AIM Gold Award wining residential conference centre in Warwickshire to finalise design and scope of works for their bedroom and bathroom refreshing programme.

With a proposed 114 bedroom suites available, mccarthinteriors are currently refurbishing one on-suite bathroom as a sample room based on specification and visuals developed with the client. 


Friday, 26 October 2012

McCarthys help deliver EE's 4G message to the UK

McCarthys are preparing for a second weekend of refreshing works to EE's (was T-Mobile Orange) premises across the UK and Scotland as part of a larger re-branding exercise being undertaken by the client.

Through our Main Contracting Partners, McCarthys are refreshing reception areas and interiors across a selected number of sites throughout the UK and Scotland simultaneously during night shifts and weekend working so as not to interfere with day-to-day business and operations. 

With a fast track programme of works, multiple sites, a need to be flexible, McCarthys have risen to the challenge and expectations. 

Fire Risk Assessments by McCarthys

McCarthys have just been appointed to undertake a Fire Risk Assessment for NHS TPC facility in Coventry.

The initial Fire Risk Assessment was undertaken by McCarthys 12 months ago at the end of Phase 1 of the construction project.

Now phase 2 is complete and the building is operational a full Fire Risk Assessment is to be undertaken.

McCarthys Fire Risk Assessments are undertaken by qualified in-house staff operating throughout the UK. If you are interested in finding out what is involved and why you might need a Fire Risk Assessment at your premises please call us on 024 7646 8866 or contact us at  

Monday, 15 October 2012

Massive UK wide refresh programme commences today

mccarthyinteriors are readying themselves to commence a multi-site 'refresh' programme for a major telecommunications company with business centres across the UK. 

Phase 1, which commences today, sees mccarthyinteriors refreshing Reception Spaces, Common areas and Open Plan office spaces across a series of the clients sites running simultaneously from Bristol, Solihull, Leeds, North Tyneside, Darlington and Greenock. 

All the works are being undertaken out of normal working hours and weekends to provide the least amount of disruption to the clients normal working day. 

The project has four phases in total and likely to run into the New Year. 

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Sound Brief


Client brief - Create the perfect meeting space which is Flexible, multi-functional, large, small, light, comfortable and sound resilient. 

The beauty of the finished article for our client in Birmingham hides the design and build undertaken 'behind the scenes' including the latest technologies in above ceiling acoustic baffling to creating a be-spoke structural braced steel 'goalpost' within the existing pitched roof to support the high acoustic rated bi-fold wall system. 

To maintain aesthetics the partitions are a double glazed seamless system with double glazed full high doors tested to provide high sound resistant values. 

Suspended ceilings commonly have poor sound ratings, to combat this mccarthyinteriors installed acoustic baffling above the ceiling included encasing light fittings and installing special baffles to the air conditioning and ventilation.

The key to the brief was flexibility. Having the bi-fold wall in place divides the space into two separate good sized acoustically encased meeting rooms, when folded back the space becomes a large conference room,  presentation or training room.

Satisfied brief, happy client.    

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Sound Looks

New meeting room suite

As part of our clients 10,000sq.ft refurbishment scope mccarthyinteriors installed high quality seamless double glazed partitioning system to create an airy but highly acoustically rated meeting rooms suite.

mccarthyinteriors challenge was to provide a solution that had a striking ultra-modern look, was practical and most importantly reduced sound travel between rooms to a minimum. 

Insulation baffles were installed below the raised floor and a new to market high performance form of acoustic tile was installed above the suspended ceiling. Combined with acoustically tested glass partitions and full height double glazed doors to maintain the visual appeal the solution meet criteria and client satisfaction.  

Friday, 8 June 2012

HSE Offices completed on time, on budget

mccarthyinteriors completed the fast track interior fit out works as part of a consortium of contractors on time and on budget for the HSE's new offices in Birmingham.

mccarthyinteriors package included full height double glazed partitioning and doors to meeting areas; new bi-fold acoustic walls to split meeting rooms when required. New flooring and decoration to all areas.

Steve McCarthy, MD said: "The major criteria for this project was to reduce sound transfer between meeting rooms and open / public spaces whilst maintaining an open and bright environment, this meant looking into the latest technologies and materials of sound proofing above and below newly formed rooms, we believe the end result is exactly what the client required."

Images to follow.

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Client places orders for two new refurbishments to commence in May 2012

mccarthyinteriors have received orders from a major UK Mailing company to refurbish two of their distribution centres. Both projects to commence 1st May 2012, based in Crawley and Basildon.

Works include providing building protection and M+E to the warehouse areas and refurbishment of office, welfare and customer liaison areas.

Both projects are being undertaken whilst the distribution centres are in full operation.

We look forward to a successful completion of the works and roll out of further refurbishments across the UK.

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Shop fit out complete - Oxford

mccarthyinteriors hand the shop keys back to their client to stock and open as part of an expanding bespoke gentleman's tailor.

As well as the complete strip out, structural, building work and Mechanical + Electrical works undertaken to form the shell of the shop, all the fixed furniture units were constructed to a one-off design for this shop with high quality imported materials and finishes.

mccarthyinteriors are proud to have handed over the store on-time, on-budget with a delighted customer.

Friday, 2 March 2012

mccarthyinteriors £1m+ modenisation works at The British Film Institue

mccarthyinteriors competed for and sucessfully tendered a major refurbishment of The British Film Institues National Film and Television Archive centre in Berkhamsted.

Works packages include external hard standings and building, Mechanical + Electrical upgrading, Gas suppression, mezzanine floors and new racking to increase the capacity of the archive centre.

Steve McCarthy, mccarthyinteriors MD said "We are delighted with this appointment. Its a facinating project. We are working with a great team at the BFI and look forward to a successful handover."