CMI Workplace was formed in December 2005 when Steve Crabbe, Peter West and Peter Carroll saw the opportunity to form a specialist workplace design business building on the architectural expertise and resources of CMI Consulting, the practice that “the Peters” had founded in Milton Keynes in 1999.
Peter West and Steve Crabbe had previously worked together for more than 20 years in the workplace design sector, building a strong reputation for high levels of service with many loyal commercial and public sector clients. Their complementary skills, shared values and vision have stood them in good stead over the years as the business has developed.
Despite the recession, CMI Workplace quickly attracted key clients such as Vodafone, AXA Insurance and Coventry City Council. The following year saw the firm win a landmark commission for Vodafone’s Centre of Excellence” 1,000 seat, contact centre in Stoke on Trent. The completed scheme opened in 2010 and was shortlisted for a BCO Award.
In 2009 CMI Workplace designed a new headquarters for AXA UK in the City of London’s Gherkin and the new group HQ for Vodafone at Paddington Basin.