Tang Interiors is appointed to deliver £750,000 conference and events facility at Park Regis Birmingham

Tang Interiors, a group company of Colmore Tang Construction, has been appointed to create a brand new conference and events facility at the deluxe four-star Park Regis hotel in Birmingham.

The firm - which specialises in refurbishment and interiors for the commercial, retail, restaurant and hospitality sectors - is remodelling the hotel’s 16th floor into a 5,250 sq ft open-plan conference space for up to 440 delegates, with floor-to-ceiling windows offering 360° views across the city.

The 15th floor - where the current conference facilities are - will also be transformed to create additional meeting rooms and break-out areas, as well as a new bar area.

Worth £750,000, the project involves stripping out the existing bar and restaurant on the top floor and transforming it into a completely versatile space.

“We’ve been appointed to deliver an inspirational conference and events space that has the wow factor but is still in keeping with the luxurious feel of the rest of the hotel,” explained Carl Hubbard, Operations Director at Tang Interiors.

The firm will construct two new bars and install contemporary lighting, state-of-the-art audiovisual and new air conditioning to provide the highest level of comfort and technology for delegates and visitors, while specially-selected furniture and upholstery will complete the look.

Tang Interiors will also install Bolon tiled flooring; an innovative Swedish product that is impervious to spillage and offers sound attenuation.

“We’ve worked closely with Park Regis and architects Tibbatts Abel to design every aspect of the space so that we can deliver a high-quality conference facility that reflects the prestigious brand and ensures the hotel remains one of the most popular city centre venues for hosting events,” continued Carl.

Work started at the beginning of April and the new conference facilities are expected to be complete by mid-June. The hotel will remain open as usual for the duration of the refurbishment.

“As interior fit out specialists, we are used to working in live environments and therefore understand the importance of keeping noise and disruption to an absolute minimum,” said Carl. “We are liaising with hotel staff on a daily basis to ensure guests are not disturbed by our work.”

As well as the new conference space, Tang Interiors will also provide a dedicated entrance on floor one which will take delegates directly to the 16th floor, where there will be a new welcoming reception and cloakroom area. External signage will also be upgraded in keeping with the new reception area.

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Colmore Tang launches interior fit out business

 Tang Interiors Operations Director Carl Hubbard

Tang Interiors Operations Director Carl Hubbard

Contractor Colmore Tang Construction has launched a new fit out and interiors division as it presses on with its ambitious expansion plans.

Tang Interiors is a group company specialising in fit out and refurbishment for the commercial, retail, restaurant and hospitality sectors.

Headed by Carl Hubbard, who has been appointed Operations Director, the company provides full turnkey projects, creating inspirational spaces for landlords, private companies and building consultancy teams.

It will work on projects spanning £250,000 to £20 million, using 3D design technology to allow customers to visualise the end result and step inside a room using virtual reality.

Carl said: “This is another exciting step for Colmore Tang, which is a rapidly growing business and is widely recognised for its professionalism, creativity and innovative approach to construction.

“Tang Interiors will be yet another trusted company in the Colmore Tang portfolio and thanks to our expert consultants, subcontractors and suppliers we have the capability and capacity to do everything in-house. For us, this is crucial because it provides reassurance for clients, with whom we will be working closely throughout the entire fit out process. As you’d expect for a business of our calibre, we will tailor our services to suit individual clients.”

“At Tang Interiors, we all come from very experienced backgrounds,” said Carl, who has 24 years’ experience in the design and fitout sector, having worked closely with large blue chip companies and building consultancy firms across the UK.

“It’s a really exciting time to become a part of  CTC’s growth plans and I’m looking forward to driving Tang Interiors forward.”

Andy Robinson, Colmore Tang CEO, added: “We felt that now was the perfect time to launch this new division as it’s a very natural extension to our main contracting business. Our previous experience in the design of interiors is a great platform for us to assist Carl and his team and whilst it is a national business, we have, through our various group companies, extensive contacts in Birmingham and London.”

For more information email info@tanginteriors.com

On-time payment helps deliver better projects

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Responding to research by The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) that revealed fewer than a third of large contractors pay their suppliers within agreed terms, Chief Financial Officer of Colmore Tang Construction Group, Neil Martin, reveals why paying on time delivers better buildings and how subcontractors can help themselves to get paid on time.

“Our philosophy from day one has always been to pay on time because we realise the importance of building relationships and trust with our subcontractors. Building is a collaborative process and we know that the success of our projects, and ultimately our business, is through this teamwork.

“When our subcontractors need to choose between working with us or a late-paying competitor, they choose us. We’re not just buying skills by paying on time, we’re buying goodwill too.

“Our policy is simple – we pay every invoice within the agreed terms. The only exception is when an invoice is incorrect. Our finance and commercial teams work with the supplier to make the necessary amendments and then they go for payment.

“So far, the policy is working well for us. Unlike some contractors, we’re not having to delay payments to enhance our cash flow and because of our structure, and not directly employing any tradespeople, we just pay for what we need and people are happy to come and work for us.

“This year, we were named ‘Best Contractor To Work With (Under £50 million)’ at the Construction Enquirer Awards, which is voted for by subcontractors and suppliers.

“Being fair in business isn’t always held up as being the most highly-regarded principle in this industry, but for us it is and it’s paying dividends. Business is growing, we’re profitable, and we’re delivering some fantastic projects.

“We’re also members of the National Federation of Builders, which has an active policy encouraging all member companies to pay on time. It has also campaigned to the government in support of the Supply Chain Payment Charter, a voluntary code for fair payment in the construction industry.

“I don’t think anyone can accuse us of being a cowboy client and I’d echo the advice of the FMB in recommending that there are contracts and agreed payment schedules between the parties. I’d add to that, make sure your paperwork is as good as your building work, so there aren’t any bureaucratic holdups in processing your payment.”

It’s business as usual following hike in interest rates

 Andy Robinson, Colmore Tang Construction Group CEO

Andy Robinson, Colmore Tang Construction Group CEO

The CEO of Birmingham’s fastest-growing contractor, Colmore Tang Construction, has said the company was prepared for the Bank of England’s decision to increase interest rates and that it would not have a major impact on business.

Andy Robinson, CEO of the Colmore Tang Construction Group of companies, responded to the announcement on Thursday 2nd November, after policymakers on the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted 7-2 in favour of the quarter point rise from 0.25 per cent to 0.5 per cent.

“It had been more than a decade since we’d seen a hike in interest rates, so we were expecting the announcement,” said Andy. “We had already accounted for the increase by pricing it into our business plan.

“We do not envision the rise will affect our decision-making processes, especially since demand for construction and development continues to run very high in Birmingham and across the UK generally.”

Since launching four years ago in 2013, Colmore Tang Construction has gone from strength to strength and now has a projected annual turnover of £100 million.

Among its successes, the contractor built the prestigious 253-bedroom four-star Park Regis Hotel at Fiveways in Birmingham and has completed more than 1,200 residential units, with a further 3,500 in the pipeline.

Colmore Tang Group celebrates the launch of its new Birmingham HQ

Guests from the UK’s commercial property and construction sectors joined Colmore Tang Construction, the fast-growing Birmingham-based contractor, at the official opening of its new offices.

The Colmore Tang Construction Group of companies has moved to 13,500 sq ft state-of-the-art offices at Fiveways, Birmingham as part of its strategic plan of growth.

This growth will follow with the development of two new divisions – Housebuilding and Office Fit Out and Interiors – to enhance the specialist services the company offers throughout the UK.

Andy Robinson, CEO of the combined businesses, said: “We’ve grown from zero to a projected annual turnover of £100million in just four years, so it made sense to restructure the business to ensure we are able to fulfil the demands of the market. The opening of our new HQ provides the ideal platform for the launch of our new divisions for the Group.

“The new offices mark an exciting and important new era for Colmore Tang Construction Group and we were delighted to welcome so many people and to talk to them about our plans and developments.”

Colmore Tang Construction was launched in 2013 and built the 253-bedroom four-star Park Regis Hotel in Birmingham and has gone on to complete more than 1,200 residential units. A further 3,500 are in the pipeline, with committed projects in a mix of new-build and office-to-residential change of use. This is in addition to the commercial work currently being undertaken, with 160,000 sq ft of distribution warehousing in Northampton and new retail developments across the Midlands.