Case Studies

Land Rover BAR HQ

Claughtons, part of British Thornton, completed a fit out of Land Rover Ben Ainslie Racing’s (BAR) new America’s Cup headquarters in Portsmouth. The Claughtons team had previously fitted out its temporary headquarters, in Southampton and worked closely with Land Rover BAR designers on their high-spec, ultra-modern new building. 

Claughtons designed, specified, produced and installed a complete furniture solution for all areas of the facility, which covers 6,874 sq m over four floors. This included technical operations, offices, canteens, meeting rooms, breakout and hospitality spaces as well as a roof terrace.

The variety of workspaces with their different requirements posed a challenging, but interesting brief. High-end products were used to create stylish and inviting interior spaces, the roof terrace overlooking the English Channel required weather-proof furniture and the tech areas, where the IT team and crews analyse performance data, not only required furniture suitable for wet environments but also mobile items which can be readily moved, containerised and shipped to race locations worldwide.