BOF Birmingham

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Our creative, passionate & knowledgeable team has over 30 years experience as a furniture specialist within the Education, Public & Private sectors. We aim to provide an honest, professional and personal experience from initial inspiration to finished installation.

BOF Birmingham

September 23, 2020

So why Birmingham? Not only does it work with the BOF acronym (coincidence or planned we won’t confirm), it provides us with a base in the heart of the UK. Located in the Jewellery Quarter just outside the busy city centre of Birmingham, we benefit from ample parking and close by tram and train links making easy connections to our extensive Midlands & Northern client base. This business district has a real community feel and is steeped in history making it a unique destination; standing out from the crowd in such a large city.

Starting with pretty much an empty shell, our design intent took influence from the surrounding areas. With dozens of luxury new build apartments shooting up, we have created a space with a ‘resimercial’ feel that will potentially bring BOF new opportunities. The ceilings have been sandblasted and left exposed which pairs perfectly with the brick wall finish. LED track lighting combined with galvanized conduit and cable trays were installed in keeping with the industrial look, and we worked with Shaw Contract to create a statement flooring that softens the whole space. We also feature the original safe used by Charles Lucas and Sons back when the building was used to manufacture jewellery – an important link to the rich history and significant re-invention of the Jewellery Quarter into an important regional business hub.

At the heart of the UK with great transport links from all corners, Birmingham was the obvious choice and opening a show space here instantly sparked a lot of interest. Our supply chain are keen to have an element of their product on show and we look forward to working closely with them to make this possible. We will be showcasing design led products that attract the A&D sector but also our existing and new educational clients. Our space will evolve and product will continuously be refreshed, keeping up with what’s current and giving customers a reason to come back.

Max Fowler our NEUPC Account Manager resides locally and will manage BOF Birmingham alongside Dan Ball – Strategic Accounts Manager and Tim Fagan – NWUPC Account Manager. Working as a team they intend to use this regional office and show space to showcase BOF product and service capabilities, and further drive the business forward. Inviting architects, designers, framework clients and suppliers to visit, whether it be for a meeting about a particular project or for them to use the facility as a workplace.

BOF as a business is moving progressively further North and this new space will enable us to develop existing relationships with our University framework customers and further increase the awareness of the BOF brand. We will be able to better engage with our Midlands and Northern based supply chain, which will in turn bring new opportunities with the A&D sector.

We may have embarked on this journey during a difficult time, but we are looking beyond Covid and the long-term development of our brand and business. BOF Birmingham has opened its door and we can’t wait to meet with our manufacturers and clients to utilise this fantastic facility. To arrange your appointment please contact Max Fowler - mfowler@bof.co.uk or Tim Fagan - tfagan@bof.co.uk.