Office interiors group seeks design director

Office refurbishment specialist Morgan Lovell is searching for a design director as part of its plans to reposition itself as a design consultancy “of the future”.

The design director will act as the main client co-ordinator for the new approach, which Morgan Lovell’s marketing director Philip Ross describes “as the key to the future in design”. The company plans to offer an integrated strategy, implementation and project management service for a single fee for interiors projects.

“Usually it’s the client who appoints a consultancy, a contractor and a separate project manager and then becomes frustrated shortly after because no one is accountable to anyone else and the buck keeps being passed,” says Ross.

“Morgan Lovell will offer design strategy at the front end, develop a design brief and then select suppliers – including design consultancies. Everyone works for Morgan Lovell, which will deliver the project for a lump sum to the client.”

Ross says Morgan Lovell has been working in this way “for a while” and that the approach has been successful. The design director – to be appointed by September – will work with clients to develop the strategy.

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