A supported approach.

At Fisch we partner our Clients, not just work for them. We work with you to create interior brands. Adapting existing brands. Enhancing brands. Raising the bar. We specialise in standardisation, using our exacting documentation to produce Interior Standards packages to ensure your projects are delivered with consistency, true to brand and reliably on budget, time after time. Why reinvent the wheel? No one-hit wonders, we are here for the long run.

This expertise has enabled many of our partners to roll-out programmes with seamless efficiency. Having a set of robust standard specifications backed up with standard drawings and room data sheets allows precise control, so multiple projects can be implemented simultaneously with minimal fuss and, importantly, with a stranglehold on costs.

Commercial value built into every new site. Imagine knowing the costs and outcome of every project before you start. No surprises. Real return on investment. We also have the experience to ensure the correct interpretation of the brand at the build stage, protecting the design right down to the handover of the keys at the end of the project. Your brand in safe hands. Brand guardians.

This is the approach we can bring to your organisation, we’ve done it for many high profile brands and is the reason we build so many long-term working partnerships. We’d like to show you how a Standardisation approach may benefit your business too. Why not contact us to arrange a meeting?

the Wow and the How?

Fisch Design is all about the Wow and the How. Creating stunning interiors that really do work. Understanding people’s behaviour and planning for their activities requires an acute knowledge of space and places people at the heart of designing buildings.

Our skills, knowledge and approach combine to provide an unrivalled mix of creativity and practicality. Our three pronged strategic approach allows us to focus both on the creative ‘Wow’ and the technicalities of the ‘How’. The two go hand in hand.  We aspire to create the Wow on every project, but not at the expense of the How.

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01Define– What do I get?

Taking your needs and strategic aims and developing a robust brief through surveys and site appraisals, testing with space planning/ feasibility studies and developing the scheme through to a complete concept, including look and feel.  The approved design brief including project scope, budget and programme shall be set at this stage.

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  • Develop a design brief including project scope, budget and programme.
  • Undertaking surveys and site appraisals.
  • Advising on the need, roles and responsibilities of other professionals.
  • Advising on procurement routes.
  • Advising on sustainability issues.
  • Research and Development.
  • Carrying out feasibility studies and options appraisals.
  • Preparing the concept design, including spatial design.
  • Creating, adopting or adapting a client’s brand or in-house style.
  • Establishing project costs.
  • Preparing marketing presentation material such as visuals

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Stage 1 Control: Design Freeze. Concept complete; scope, budget and programme agreed.

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02Detail– What does it cost?

Develop the fixed design concept into robust details and content required to obtain all necessary consents and competitive prices for all of the works. When all approvals and firm costs have been established, the build can proceed. Orders are arranged and placed.

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  • Preparing the detailed design.
  • Technical matters such as acoustics and lighting, and increasingly, technologies such as audio visual equipment and ITC.
  • Obtaining Planning Approvals.
  • Other statutory approvals (such as Building Regulations) and ensuring compliance.
  • Consulting other stakeholders (such as landlords).
  • Production Information and advising on construction and materials.
  • Tender documentation and tender assessments.
  • Procurement of other key supply chains.
  • Reviewing designs prepared by others.
  • Identifying, assessing and advising on Health & Safety issues. CDM (2015)

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Stage 2 Control: Scheme fully detailed, consents granted and firm costs established.

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03Deliver– When can I have it?

Mobilise the build team and gear up for site. We can manage the design throughout the build process to ensure you get the scheme agreed. Control costs, manage changes and tie up all loose ends at the completion. Close out with certification to ensure the premises open on time. Review post-completion to ensure lessons learnt are carried forward for continual refinement and improvement of projects.

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  • Mobilisation/ pre-start
  • Acting as Contract Administrator (where formally appointed)
  • Inspecting the works and reporting on progress.
  • Managing/ responding to changes
  • Practical Completion routines and Handover
  • Advising on the rectification of defects.
  • Preparing as-built drawings.
  • Carrying out post occupancy evaluations.
  • Project and process review.

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Stage 3 Control: Design management to completion and final accounts.

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Testimonials

  • ''Fisch, a company that understands its clients needs and more importantly their commercial pressures. Interior design is so much more than providing that wow factor, as well as providing that in spades, the structure and practicalities of projects and most importantly the understanding of and need to meet budgets is always a priority.

    Steve and the great team at Fisch (where everyone knows your name!) provide the perfect balance of expertise and experience as well as being great fun to work with, making the creative process as enjoyable as it should be. 

    I have worked closely with Fisch on numerous projects in the last 9 years, initially in my role as Head of Projects for the Gala Coral Group and in recent years as my preferred go to design company for the various clients that I deal with. I can wholly rely on them to assist me in delivering projects that exceed expectations. I look forward to a continued working relationship in the future."

    Ian RoundManaging Director, Structured Images
  • “When Central England Co-Op needed a new modern format for our stores we engaged Fisch Design. We found the Fisch team to be both creative and practical in their approach, and they took time to understand our needs, researched the market and challenged all aspects of the normal food retail world. With a keen eye on budget they helped the CEC Property team deliver the first successful pilot, and continued to support us with value engineering solutions to make the format more scalable to facilitate a roll-out programme that was landed in 30 sites. Fisch have also supplied a full set of detailed specifications and drawings to ensure brand continuity within the delivery team. We would not hesitate in recommending their services”

    Danny FlanaganHead of Development, Central England Co-operative
  • “Emeny Turley Partnership Limited have worked as Quantity Surveyors with Fisch Design on a variety of project types for different Clients over many years.  Steve and his team are always keen to overcome design challenges, often through the use of innovative solutions.  They are commercially aware and work well with the rest of the team to ensure the Client’s time, cost and quality objectives are understood and the design is developed accordingly.  We look forward to continuing our long-standing business relationship with Fisch Design.”

    Mark EmenyPartner. ETP
  • "For the past five years Fisch have been at the spearhead of Coral retail environment branding.  By taking the time to fully understand our business, Fisch have delivered a continued improvement in customer experience and a return on investment’’

    John KerrGroup Property Director, GalaCoral Group
  • "Casino Admiral Gibraltar remains today a vibrant mix of gaming and entertainment thanks to the foresight and determination of Fisch to lay down a solid design which has truly stood the test of time"

    Stuart KirkpatrickDirector, Casino (Gibraltar) Ltd
  • “I first came across Steve and the Fisch guys in 2011 and considered their design work to be the best I had come across during my 20+ years in the retail gaming sector. When the opportunity came along for me to purchase 15 commercial bingo clubs and create Majestic Bingo Ltd, Fisch were top of my list of companies I wanted to work with to utilise their skills, expertise and energy to develop my portfolio to the best it could be within the budgets I had available.

    The decision to involve Fisch in the early development of Majestic Bingo is one I am extremely pleased I made and I believe, thanks to Fisch, we have some of the best gaming lounges in the sector”

    Mark JeppManaging Director, Majestic Bingo
  • "Fisch Design have been a Specsavers partner for many years and continue to support us in delivering our store development programme. In an environment where time and quality are critical, Fisch continually deliver to the required standard with minimal fuss and a can do attitude"

    Bryan ParkStore Programme Manager, Specsavers Opticians
  • “I have had the pleasure of working with Fisch Design for over 12 years and in that time have seen a professionalism and creativity that I don’t see in many other design practices. The team are innovative, forward thinking, always looking for an interesting and unique way to approach a project but keeping within the client brief. I have worked closely with Min on several casinos where Tektura wallcovering has been used and it’s always inspirational to see the completed project where many components have been brought together so effectively to create vibrant and useable spaces.”

    Julie MasonTektura Wallcoverings
  • "Coral Racing are proud to use Fisch Design to ensure that their shops remain the leaders as retail betting evolves. Fisch have a real ‘can do’ attitude through being able to react to changes when required as well as bringing new ideas and concepts to the table and moulding them to our requirements. Fisch Design have the ability of working on both small and large projects, with creative design solutions engineered within a team who are both personable and friendly whilst delivering to our timelines."

    John LiddleDirector of Development, Coral Racing