Showcase were appointed to work on this project alongside architect TP Bennett as the furniture consultant providing furniture selection, procurement, supply and installation across two buildings over 360,000 sq ft.


Showcase were taken on-board to provide furniture consultancy, procurement and delivery for Marsh & McLennan’s flagship UK headquarters split across two building at Tower Place, London. The refurbishment of their head office was to put in place a new workplace design that fully supports a post covid agile working environment for their London based staff , the project consisted of an ‘east’ and ‘west’ building each with five working levels, one executive level and a shared basement. Our scope was to engage with the client project team to provide a standard specification of furniture that would suit the needs of all four of the separate business units, each with their own specific requirements, and working with their global procurement team to put in place furniture standards and framework pricing  to roll  out across their EMEA estate.

Services provided

Showcase were responsible for the furniture reuse strategy, furniture specification, pilot process and benchmarking, selection, a 4 stage procurement strategy consisting of PPQ, RFP, e-bid & BAFO as well as the furniture delivery,  installation and day two changes. We also rolled out the same specification to other MMC sites across the UK.

Success points

Showcase worked closely with the client’s procurement team in the UK and USA to achieve enough savings to allow the client to move from 30% height adjustable and 70% fixed height benches to 100% height adjustable desks. Our selection process allowed the project to achieve their targeted environmental accreditation of BREEAM Excellent.

Value added

Due to the robustness of our procurement process, the client was able to benefit from fixed price hold periods for core furniture items enabling them to deliver other UK projects achieving further cost savings, additionally we provided demonstratable savings that exceeded the procurement teams benchmark targets.