We appointed KIBRE to design and furnish the ground floor reception and communal areas as well as the apartments in our first Build to Rent development at The Slate Yard in Manchester. Their energy and enthusiasm for the project was notable throughout the process and the end result has been a huge success, critical in speeding up letting time. KIBRE’s meticulous design and detailing has transformed our building in to a Build to Rent development that we are all really proud of, and it is attracting very positive feedback from residents. The furnishings are all well considered good quality products which are designed for purpose and look great. They delivered ahead of schedule, within budget and the installation process was exceptionally smooth and professional. We could not be more pleased with the service that KIBRE provided us and we look forward to working with them again.
Dan Batterton, Legal and General
Dominic & Robin at KIBRE are a pleasure to work with, they are extremely passionate and strive for perfection. The whole team acted professionally throughout and the building (The Slate Yard, Manchester) was handed over ahead of schedule. We couldn’t have been happier with the service and delivery from start to finish, and the results speak for themselves. I would not hesitate to recommend them to others and can not thank them enough for taking away the pains that these projects often bring.
Tina Clinton, Urban Bubble
We have worked with KIBRE over the past eighteen months on the refurbishment of our recently acquired assets within our portfolio, which have been varied in terms of asset heritage, size and location. Each time a feasibility leading to design pack has been produced it has always taken account of client brief but also had the influence of KIBRE's innovation and unique proposals – a quality that has been derived from their ability to cultivate their relationship with us, know our desired overall product requirements as well as their knowledge of the differing local residential markets and styles within London. KIBRE's ability to provide a fusion of both contemporary and traditional designs enabling the ‘restoration’ of our assets has always been on point. In addition to this they have utilised their ability of creating highly desirable residences by providing avant-garde design solutions to reconfiguration, refurbishment and furniture design to truly maximise compact spaces and innovate unused space to appealing communal amenity areas. Essentially KIBRE provide a personable, professional, highly skilled, experienced and innovative design experience from feasibility to completion and we would unequivocally endorse them.
Tom French, Akelius
I have worked with KIBRE over the last couple of months with regards to the refurbishment of a flat in Pall Mall, London which forms part of our property portfolio. Their attention to detail and timely communication with us has been invaluable and they have transformed a somewhat tired property into a stunning showpiece which will be a fantastic home. Their suggestions regarding colours and style have proved to be 100% spot on, and nothing was too much trouble – They worked very hard for us. The refurbishment was completed on time and on budget and I will not hesitate to use their services again.
I have worked with Robin over the last few years on numerous acquisitions and he has been integral to the development of Akelius’ UK residential portfolio. Robin’s understanding of residential investment, together with the strength of his reputation and contacts in the market has been instrumental in securing deals for us. He and the KIBRE team never fail to act professionally, meeting all required timescales and always providing good honest accurate advice. I cannot recommend their services enough.
Hans-Peter Hesse, Akelius
I have had the delight and pleasure in working with the KIBRE Team to create designs to achieve my clients goals and aspirations. They manage our expectations throughout and have time and time again delivered on schedule and within the parameters agreed! I look forward to continuing to work together to help create our clients' success.
Regina Poon, London Home Solutions
KIBRE's experience in high end residential, interior design, architecture and complicated projects has enabled us to communicate our ambition and watch it become realised. We have spent time with Dominic personally, working through our wide range of requirements and the project’s aspirations. His design background and experience in the marketplace has allowed us to work creatively, making a special and unique space that we look forward to realising. The professional team that KIBRE has appointed on our behalf is a dynamic and experienced group of professionals who consider each detail and find solutions to the challenges that arise as the project develops. This project is one where privacy and discretion is required and we have felt that this has been considered throughout the project and the appointments made on our behalf. This project is on-going and we look forward to working with KIBRE to realise the full potential of this project soon.
Marcus Wisskirchen, Warwick Square
Over the past 12 months we have worked closely with KIBRE on a number of prime developments and their insight into the market, design and hard nosed commercial solutions have proved invaluable to their success. On each occasion their wide knowledge of the industry, seemingly inexhaustible list of great contacts and ability to put together an efficient and skilled team have provided us with cost effective, high quality solutions and created fantastic, highly desirable spaces. We have, in the past, worked with various partners both here in London and overseas and I can honestly say that we have never worked with a better team than KIBRE's. We can wholeheartedly recommend Dominic and the KIBRE team.
Alan Page, A&J Page Property
We enjoy a longstanding relationship with the team at KIBRE and have worked on numerous projects with them over the years; their approach in every instance has been client and design focused and they have delivered their services with the highest levels of commitment and integrity. In their role as team leader they encourage in others what they demand of themselves and we have always found working with them to be hugely satisfying and enjoyable!
Rob Cole, Cole Management
KIBRE have done a fantastic job with our new home. We stripped it down completely and they transformed the shell into a beautiful, warm and elegant yet modern house. We were particularly impressed with Dominic’s ideas for our kitchen and master bedroom dressing room. We would highly recommend KIBRE for any major or minor project. They were always ready to help with any issues raised by us or the builders and acted as a knowledgeable go between. Their dedication and abilities are fantastic, we certainly worked them hard during this process. The results of their hard work are clear to see in our beautiful new home.
I have known Robin Hutton for over 10 years and have dealt with him in a business capacity whilst he was at Grainger, CBRE and now at KIBRE. During all my dealings with him he has acted in a diligent and professional manner and he is one who I would absolutely trust in his judgement and advice. A rare quality these days!
Michael Holt, Charterhouse Standard Holdings Ltd.
KIBRE always take the time to discuss detailing on site with our team, taking their advice where appropriate and discussing decisions with them prior to issuing information. This approach manifests itself in a greater understanding on site of the information, improves build-ability, reducing both cost and defects and creates an excellent working relationship between the Architect and site team. Interaction with the supply chain where there is Sub-Contractor input has developed well. Time has been taken to engage with suppliers ensuring the Designing Sub-Contractors understand the package and have both the skill and resource required. Site meetings with suppliers and sub-contractors dealing with practicalities has minimised correspondence allowing good progress on site. KIBRE have administered the contract with a firm but friendly demeanour gaining respect and getting the job done. Their approach has helped to engender a positive and happy environment on site, they work very much as part of the team at all levels always working collaboratively to find a solution if things don’t quite go to plan. It has been a pleasure to hand over a lovely home to a happy client and we look forward to working with KIBRE again soon.
Dave Brown, FairHurst Ward Abbot