Our multi-disciplined team

Our team’s longevity and experience within workplace design have enabled us to refine and hone our working processes to produce the most suitable results for our clients. To fully understand our clients’ personality, we invest time in getting to know your business, how people and teams work, your objectives and aspirations. Our approach to this is to spend time within your business, observing, talking to employees and the executive team to understand your working practices and how best to create a space that is tailored to your needs.

As and when there is a requirement to work within the consultancy team, we aim to work with the best partners introducing them at the right time in the project to ensure everything is delivered on time, in full and within the project budget.

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Our story

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.

Our Design Director Matt Cheshire joined the firm in 2011 and has since grown the design team expanding the capability to what it is today. Our designers in both London and Milton Keynes have varying skill sets with strengths in communication, construction detailing, furniture knowledge, 3D visualisation, understanding of material palette applications and workplace expectations.

In 2014 CMI Workplace was incorporated into the main CMI Consulting Group to create a more integrated offer to clients. The benefits of the closer working relationship with the architecture team is demonstrated with a project for Centrica for which included creating new entrance structures for three buildings in Lakeside Staines upon Thames.

CMI Workplace opened a London office in 2016 at the Metal Box Factory in Southwark, which complements the group’s London architecture brand CMI Studio. Natasha Christian joined as a Director to help grow the London market. Natasha and Steve had previously worked together in the late 1990s once again proving the strength of long-term relationships which is the essence of the future firm’s strength.

Today the business enjoys an expanding client base, key framework agreements and relationships with industry experts who turn to us when they need creative, practical and well-thought-out workplace design solutions.

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Our work

Project locations

CMI Workplace has delivered projects globally for many clients. We thrive on the communication involved and thanks to the advanced technology we can connect anytime.

Selected Clients

Watford Football Club
Avara Foods
United Utilities
Windsor Maidenhead
Warwick District Council
Northampton Police
Metropolitan Police
Institute of Acoustics
Coventry County Council
Cheshire Constabulary
Central Bedfordshire
Carmethenshire County Council

Unit 231, Metal Box Factory
30 Great Guildford Street
London SE1 0HS

T: 020 3567 0811

Milton Keynes

11 Warren Yard, Warren Park,
Stratford Road, Milton Keynes,
Buckinghamshire MK12 5NW

T: 01908 224 160