Spotting the potential of a property, investing in the property and transforming a commercial property to give it a bold new lease of life is a great way to upgrade an environment such as Marsh Barton in Exeter,
Acting for Calendar Club who were relocating Turner Locker Barnfield marketed 6 March Green Road Marsh Barton Exeter freehold which extended to some 25000 sq. ft. The building was quite specialised from it days as Pilkington Glass with gantry cranes and heavy duty mezzanine floors. Extended with an office block/showroom in the 1980’s the property was overdue and updating and represented good value to an owner occupier who would get a lot of square footage for their money.
The purchaser Touch Design Group have transformed the building into their state-of-the-art headquarters in Marsh Green Road, Exeter enabling them to take on both large commercial and smaller bespoke contracts with ease. Significant investment in new machinery combined with the creation of a new showroom, materials library and design studio have all contributed to what has now become an outstanding resource for architects, interior designers and private clients. They provide interior designers, architects and private clients with a complete design and manufacturing facility under one roof. Working collaboratively to deliver a diverse range of work from concept through to installation.
From one-off pieces of furniture to entire refits Touch House offers bespoke solutions for fitted and freestanding furniture in all its guises, including dressing rooms, media units, bookcases, desks, dining tables and bedroom furniture also providing a full design and manufacturing service for architectural joinery, including doors, staircases, panelling and flooring.
‘Touch Design Group’s new HQ in the heart of the South West provides a unique resource, inspiring creative and innovative approaches to design and manufacturing, whilst enabling architects to directly engage in collaborative design to realise their client’s needs and aspirations, through a combination of the latest computer aided manufacturing and traditional craftsmanship’.
John Wilde – South West Regional Chair, RIBA.