NSBS – Demonstrating excellence, from inception to completion.
NSBS are a privately owned, award winning interior fit-out and refurbishment contractor operating within the hospitality, office, residential and retail industries across the UK and Ireland. Specialising in the delivery of high end design concepts, they provide a comprehensive service covering all aspects of a project from inception to completion.
Growing from strength to strength and gaining momentum in a number of sectors, NSBS’s success is demonstrated by their extensive portfolio of projects ranging from restaurants to retail, bars, entertainment venues, breweries, offices, residential, and medical centres. Recent highlights have been ‘Hugo’ for Hugo Boss at the Bull Ring, Birmingham, the Brickhouse for Iconic Offices and the award winning The Vaults Live, Dublin, we spoke with Gary McCloskey, Group Commercial Director to find out more.
“We have a successful relationship with Hugo Boss which has seen us successfully complete numerous fit-outs in high streets, outlets and airports over the years so it was a privilege to be appointed the project for Hugo, Birmingham Bullring. This is the first concept launched outside of London for Hugo Boss and delivers an interactive customer experience and bar within a light and modern design. The works included stripping out the original interior of the 3,000 sq ft single floor retail space and installing a temporary pop-up space for trading whilst the works were underway.”
This challenging project required the installation of a new double height shop front with fully cladded pilasters, completing new wall and ceiling finishes and decoration, terrazzo tiling, installing Hugo Boss fixtures fittings and furniture and full mechanical and electrical installation – all completed within a live environment and completed in just five weeks.
“The client was very pleased and we are now carrying out another scheme for them which will form the retail anchor store of Liverpool Metquarter.”
Iconic Offices is Irelands market leading provider of design led flexible workspaces including restaurant quality kitchen canteens, tea stations and breakout areas, they have a client portfolio ranging from start-ups to billion dollar companies. NSBS were appointed to undertake a 12 week refurbishment and conversion project of the ‘Brickhouse’ site in Dublin working 24 hours a day to dramatically upgrade three floors creating stylish offices to a distinctive new concept. The project won the Commercial Interior award at the Irish Design Awards 2017. “This project included working within the occupied environment of the remainder of the building, which required careful management of the flow of site operatives and materials and control of noise and dust were also carefully considered so as not to minimise the impact of the works on existing tenants. The client lauded the project as great success and we have since carried out numerous other schemes of varying size and complexity for them.”
Having completed several projects for Le Pain Quotidien, including their flagship Leeds restaurant, the team approached the fit-out of The Vaults Live with enthusiasm. The concept is an interactive theatre experience depicting stories from Irish history where visitors are right in the middle of the action alongside the actors. The scheme included converting an old school to a theatre with the refurbishment of backstage areas including dressing rooms and the creation of a new cafe and reception area with an Alice in Wonderland meets Great Gatsby inspired design.
“This was another timely completion, the client was ecstatic and says that the project has boosted visitor numbers significantly. The efforts of all involved culminated in the parlour café and gift shop winning the highly coveted Retail Fit Out of the year award at the Fit Out Awards 2018”
Current schemes for the company in Dublin include the full build, management, complete fit out and co-ordination of a project to create a brewery with a full visitor experience where every stage of the manufacturing process can be observed by the public. The project is due for completion in August 2019.
The UK team has secured the remodel of Hugo Boss, the principle retail anchor store of the newly redeveloped Metquarter in Liverpool. Additional projects include a blue chip, category A office fit out in Acton and a large high end residential refurbishment scheme in Holland Park, London.
Gary McCloskey, Commercial Director said; “Whilst we work across several sectors, we approach every project with a consistent mindset and strive to deliver excellence as demonstrated by the recent Fit Out Award.
NSBS continues to enjoy a much valued stream of repeat business across all sectors which is the ultimate validation of our successful approach – ‘collaboration, from inception to completion’”